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Calendar, Night&Day Naughty Talk

Naughty Talk

Dan Savage, most famous for his syndicated Savage Love advice column (which runs in the sexy section at the back of this newspaper every week), will be appearing at the Castro Theatre with writer Daniel Handler (aka children's book…
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Calendar, Night&Day Caninival

Caninival

Each year, DogFest takes over Duboce Park to celebrate the joys of four-legged friends and the children who love them, all in an effort to raise money for San Francisco’s McKinley Elementary School via silent auction. Now in its sixth…
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Calendar, Night&Day Calling All Thaumaturges

Calling All Thaumaturges

How on earth did the word “silly” evolve from meaning “holy” to “goofy” in a mere thousand years? What do you call a twice-baked cake consumed by Roman soldiers? We clodhoppers may not know the answers (spoiler: the latter is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Learn to Write from Lemony Snicket

Video of the Day: Learn to Write from Lemony Snicket

At author readings, young fiction writers often leave disenchanted, because people are always going on about the book. Who has time to read? You want to know about the writing process, about the physical act of getting the words on…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Series of Unfortunate Questions

A Series of Unfortunate Questions

At author readings, young fiction writers often leave disenchanted, because people are always going on about the book. Who has time to read? You want to know about the writing process, about the physical act of getting the words on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Read Local: <i>Unusual Creatures</i> -- Carnivorous Seahorses and the Truth about Honey Badgers

Read Local: Unusual Creatures -- Carnivorous Seahorses and the Truth about Honey Badgers

New York City might be home to the big houses, but this scrappy city just happens to be the epicenter of publishing on the Best Coast. Join Alexis Coe every Wednesday for Read Local, a new series which exclusively…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Islanders: Word for Word Acts Out Andrew Sean Greer's Short Story at Z Space

The Islanders: Word for Word Acts Out Andrew Sean Greer's Short Story at Z Space

The Blaskets are a small cluster of hilly islands in Ireland, where until recently villagers are said to have lived out their ancient ways without modern influences. Two old friends are there on a trip whose purpose is unclear. They're…
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Calendar, Night&Day Comic Tragedy

Comic Tragedy

The story begins with a random unfortunate incident: A woman, startled by a scream from a well, goes to check it out and falls in. Then she is catapulted into an excellent adventure. The conclusion? “‘Life is distracting and uncertain,’/She…
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Culture, Stage "The Composer Is Dead": Berkeley Rep takes on Lemony Snicket

"The Composer Is Dead": Berkeley Rep takes on Lemony Snicket

The work of Daniel Handler, more popularly known as Lemony Snicket, is a welcome rebuke to any sap who believes that children deserve constant coddling. Kids know when they're the target of condescension. They're neither as fearful nor as slow-witted…
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Culture, Stage Ten holiday shows to suit any mood or creed

Ten holiday shows to suit any mood or creed

Lemony Snicket's The Composer Is Dead Berkeley Rep Originally conceived as a piece for narrator and orchestra, The Composer Is Dead proved hugely successful upon its world premiere with the San Francisco Symphony in 2006, eventually making its way to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Word for Word

Word for Word

With so many serious writers working in the children's section, kids’ books are a welcome trap door into high culture. And nobody has tripped that door more often, and to as much acclaim, as Daniel Handler writing as Lemony Snicket.…
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Fall Books by Bay Area Authors

Caligula for President: Better American Living Through Tyranny (Sept. 30) By Cintra Wilson The San Francisco native satirist and cultural critic wonders how the insanely despotic Roman emperor might apply his mad statecraft skillz to our young republic. The Lump…
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Culture, Stage Billy Connolly: Britain&#146;s Famously Juvenile Grandpa

Billy Connolly: Britain’s Famously Juvenile Grandpa

Since forsaking folk music for stand-up comedy back in the early 1970s, Billy Connolly's career has taken on superstar dimensions. He's one of the most revered stand-up comedians in Britain, frequently selling out major venues. He has also been the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sick, Sick People

Sick, Sick People

Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown would like to cause your offspring harm. Whether they're telling famous tales of woe concerning the Baudelaire children or producing cocktail-mixing manuals for babies, you parents probably want to keep an eye on them. They…
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Culture, Bookcap

Adverbs

By Daniel Handler Harper, $13.95 Turns out Daniel Handler, best known for introducing a generation of children to dark, absurd post-modern literature under his Lemony Snicket handle, can enthrall grown-ups as well. The native San Franciscan's novel Adverbs, new in…
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Film, Sour Lemony

Sour Lemony

This much can be said for the movie version of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: Its villain, Count Olaf, just may be Jim Carrey's finest screen role. A bitter, would-be master thespian who delights in donning ridiculous disguises…
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Calendar, Kid Stuff Sour Lemony

Sour Lemony

TUES 9/30 "Dear Reader," wrote wickedly tongue-in-cheek author Lemony Snicket in The Bad Beginning, "I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant." So begins the first tome in "A Series of Unfortunate…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

Did you ever wonder what happened to Roland Gift, the soulful beauty who led Fine Young Cannibals to international acclaim in 1989 and then swiftly abandoned his musical career? Evidence has it that, after garnering the title of one of…
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