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Calendar, Night&Day On Behalf of the Community

On Behalf of the Community

San Francisco's sixth Poet Laureate, and first Latino to fill the role, will return to City Lights to celebrate the launch of Stray Poems. The book opens with Alejandro Murguia's beautiful inaugural address, in which he accepts the Laureate…
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Dining, Eat Cholo Soy: The Best Damn Ceviche You've Ever Had in a Mini-Mall

Cholo Soy: The Best Damn Ceviche You've Ever Had in a Mini-Mall

Cholo Soy is an education in the simple pleasures of Peruvian food. Unlike more upscale Peruvian restaurants in town like La Mar, at Cholo Soy there's no printed menu, everything is $10, and the basic lunch counter offers the kind…
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Calendar, Night&Day Immigration: The Untold Story

Immigration: The Untold Story

Immigration reform might be the talk of Washington at the moment, but there is one voice that is still left out of the debate too often: that of the immigrants themselves. Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos…
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Culture, ¡Ask A Mexican!

Fresh from the Border

As an Asian person, would I be considered a gabacho? Or do I fall into the yellow bucket labeled chinito, even though I'm not Chinese? OC Asian Dear Chino: Like Americans assume all Latinos are Mexican, Mexicans think all Asians…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mission Craziness

Mission Craziness

Carnaval isn't just an excuse for dancing in the streets and ogling Brazilian showgirls — there's also the food, the artwork, the rich tapestry of culture and history … okay, we give, it’s about dancing in the streets. Even if…
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Music, Louder Than Bombs

Louder Than Bombs

Still frustrated from the last election? Feeling that the left consists of a bunch of ineffectual weaklings who don't have the heart, much less the balls, to take back this country from Republican thugs? New York City's MC Immortal Technique…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fantastic Voyage

Fantastic Voyage

To express an appreciation for world music is to invite being characterized as a hippie. Sure, Amoeba's world music aisles are loaded with dreadlocked white people in Birkenstocks. Certainly Gipsy Kings fans are often found at String Cheese Incident shows.…
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Music, Reviewed Various Artists

Various Artists

Read the works of underground comic illustrator Robert Crumb -- or see Crumb, the 1994 biographical film about him -- and you'll notice that the guy's obsessed with both strong women and obscure early-20th-century 78 rpm records. He's combined those…
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Calendar, Night&Day Baroque Redux

Baroque Redux

Dark, grotesque, and elaborately wrought, baroque art rippled through Latin America and became the dominant school during colonial and post-colonial times. But it evolved under the Latino influence. While its subject matter was frequently religious, many of its practitioners were…
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News, South to the Future

South to the Future

April 26, 2000 VATICAN CITY -- As Holy Week drew to a close, a lagging Pope John Paul II delivered the traditional Easter address to a crowd of over 150,000 pilgrims, tourists, and Romans. After calling for peace in 61…
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Dining, Eat

Nuevo Trendino

New York is simply overrun with them, but San Francisco has surprisingly few. They can be interesting, cozy, and smart when done right, but all too often are just repetitive and trite. I speak not of pashmina shawls, but of…
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Film,

Second Time Around

"The Century of Cinema" In 1955 the British Film Institute commissioned 18 TV documentaries from 18 different nations and regions to commemorate "The Century of Cinema." Twelve of these, plus Martin Scorsese's huge, three-part meditation on American cinema, will be…
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