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Culture, Know Your Street Art Silly Pink Bunny: Jeremy Fish Goes for Bronze

Silly Pink Bunny: Jeremy Fish Goes for Bronze

The site of the former UC Extension building, at the corner of Haight and Laguna streets, was once anchored by a pink bunny sculpture. But now that the property's development is in full swing, the bunny has been removed, along…
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Music, Hear This The Grouch & Eligh: Show Preview

The Grouch & Eligh: Show Preview

Financing projects through crowdfunding sites provides musicians with several upsides — and on a strictly creative level, no benefit beats these sites' ability to potentially bring ambitious ideas to life. In (successfully) using Kickstarter to fund its latest record, indie…
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Calendar, Night&Day Preview: The Grouch & Eligh

Preview: The Grouch & Eligh

Financing projects through crowdfunding sites provides musicians with several upsides — and on a strictly creative level, no benefit beats these sites' ability to potentially bring ambitious ideas to life. In (successfully) using Kickstarter to fund its latest record, indie…
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Music, Solo Trip: John Vanderslice's Challenging New Album "Dagger Beach"

Solo Trip: John Vanderslice's Challenging New Album "Dagger Beach"

Tiny Telephone Studios is basically a functional shrine to vintage recording inside a warehouse at the end of a small Mission street. It's in the middle of the city, between Potrero Del Sol Park and the 101 freeway, but it…
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Pedal Power: Finally, Biking Can Charge Your Phone

When Aaron Latzke and David Delcourt launched the Kickstarter campaign for their "Siva Cycle Atom," they gave themselves a month to amass $85,000. Two days later, they'd raised more than $58,000. The masses (at least, those among them willing to…
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Music, Hear This Marissa Nadler: Show Preview

Marissa Nadler: Show Preview

"I suppose I have always gravitated towards the dark and melancholy, aesthetically speaking, in both music and fine art," painter/singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler said in a 2010 interview, throwing an early front-runner into the Understatement of the Century contest. Boston-based Nadler…
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Dining, Eat

ForageSF: Expanding the Wild Empire

If you have always wanted to pluck that mushroom in the forest or nibble wild herbs in the backyard but have been afraid to try, ForageSF's Wild Kitchen dinners provide a safe, gourmet introduction to locally foraged foods. Founded by…
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Dining, Eat

"Food: An Atlas": Project Visualizes the Geography of Sustenance

Remember those rad children's atlases that had cartoon representations of the major exports of every region around the world? Well, a group of Berkeley cartographers and more than 80 volunteers around the globe have banded together to create the grownup…
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Calendar, Night&Day Belly Laughs

Belly Laughs

While it's hard to think of something more deserving of the term "heckle" than an entire audience masticating on giant burritos whilst a comedian tries to get through an act, that messy confluence of humorous performance and hand-held Mexican food…
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SF Weekly Letters

Hitting the Note Rude chatter interrupts the music: It would be so great if the habitués of Revolution Cafe would shut their mouths while the musicians play . The music is so great. araucaniad Blog Comments of…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Fiona Apple delivered a stunning performance to a sold-out Fox Theater on Saturday night. She pushed her voice early on to a point where it decayed into a growl, and we feared her vocal cords might run out…
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Music, Hear This Danielle Ate the Sandwich: Show Preview

Danielle Ate the Sandwich: Show Preview

Danielle Anderson (aka Danielle Ate the Sandwich) is adorable. She wears black-framed glasses, plays the ukulele, sings simple songs in a sweet voice, and makes charming music videos. In her latest, "Faith in a Man," off new album Like a…
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News, Feature The Adventures of a Videogame Rebel: Tim Schafer at Double Fine

The Adventures of a Videogame Rebel: Tim Schafer at Double Fine

Illustration by Andrew J. Nilsen with photo by Joseph Schell. Perhaps choicest of the trophies on display inside the SOMA office of videogame designer Tim Schafer is the row of landmark heavy-metal albums, from Sabbath Bloody Sabbath to Painkiller,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Innovation Inundation

Innovation Inundation

There’s plenty of hype about disruptive cultural shifts in this time of billion-dollar apps that apply faux-Polaroid effects to digital photos. But in the case of the self-styled “maker revolution,” the hype might be justified. It was inspired by DIY…
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Dining, Eat Sous Beurre Kitchen: Pop-Up's Promising Venture in Permanence

Sous Beurre Kitchen: Pop-Up's Promising Venture in Permanence

Behind us, a quintet of laptops, their screens leaning toward one another as if they're straining to stay in harmony. To our right, a blond woman sitting with a glass of wine and a 3-inch-high stack of photocopies. And in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Training Montage

Training Montage

The comedians of Laughter Against the Machine are bullies, except they only bully up, never down. When a big guy kicks a little guy, these guys kick the big guy — with jokes. This type of maneuver used to be…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide How to fund your project with online tools in 2011

How to fund your project with online tools in 2011

It's a new year, and you've decided to throw yourself headlong into a fresh project. Perhaps there's a little cottage-industry venture you want to start up. Maybe it's time to put some money into releasing your musical masterwork, or launching…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Our weekly roundup of SFoodie news

Fresh Eats: Our weekly roundup of SFoodie news

The Summit's Short-Rib Sandwich By John Birdsall Desi Danganan's week-old all-day hangout on Valencia aims to be, well, whatever you want it to be: morning coffee, daytime port for Facebook updates, dinner place, dessert salon. On a recent afternoon, the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Africa Abroad

Africa Abroad

Twelve years ago, Masters at Work reignited interest in all things Nigeria when the musical duo released “Tribute to Fela,” featuring material from a cover of the Afrobeat icon’s 1975 song, “Expensive Sh*t.” Newcomer Wunmi provided striking lead vocals in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Leveraging Synergy Across Multiple Platforms

Leveraging Synergy Across Multiple Platforms

This is a nice story about the Internet: Hamburger Eyes, a magazine that prints black-and-white photos with the aesthetic spirit, sans the corporate sponsorship, of Life and National Geographic — and they are spectacular pictures, too, gritty and touching and…
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