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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings January 18-24

The Castro Theatre. Lenny and American: The Bill Hicks Story: Double feature of biopics about unconventional comedians Lenny Bruce and Bill Hicks. Wed., Jan. 18. $7.50-$10. Noir City X: Tenth anniversary showcase of popular noir films. Jan. 20-29. $10-$15. 621-6120.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ready for Takeoff

Ready for Takeoff

A few weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Shazia Mirza, a Muslim woman raised by Pakistani parents in England, was performing stand-up comedy. Wearing her hijab, the traditional Muslim headscarf, Mirza began her act by stating her name and…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>When You're Strange</i>

When You're Strange

A rock doc with more than a whiff of fried brain cells, Tom DiCillo's When You're Strange serves to remind the faithful that the Doors were a fabulously tight, ferociously talented musical unit fronted by the drop-dead-gorgeous Jim Morrison—and why…
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Calendar, Night&Day O Happy Day

O Happy Day

Rarely does the bad news suddenly turn to good, and then get even better. So let's savor it: Kim Nalley's sweet jazz boite went belly up, we were told, but then made a miraculous recovery. Even better, we missed what…
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Calendar, Night&Day Is it Just Me, Or Is it ...

Is it Just Me, Or Is it ...

Comedian Marga Gomez, never out of our pages for long, is on a stage near you again. Marga's Hot Mondays have her strutting around the Plush Room stage and bantering with a series of funny guests. We refuse to repeat…
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Music, Misanthropes United

Misanthropes United

For sarcastic bastards who wallow in the Country Teasers' muddy outlook on life, there's much to marvel in humanity's ugly underbelly. The Teasers flick flippant lines, hitting racism, sexism, extremism, and general barbarianism like cigarette cherries, insolent about where their…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, March 10, 2004 The Purple Onion is reopening – for comedy. The famous club has had many incarnations, and the current organizers – Cafe Macaroni's Mario Ascione, photographer/producer Dan Dion, and comedian Jim Short – desperately want to distance…
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News, Letters


Editor's note: Since so many readers felt compelled to vent about George Cothran's April 7 column, "Sisters of Perpetual Conspiracy," we decided to uncork the vox populi and let it flow. Free Speech, The Inquisition, Papal Supremacy, Bonnets, Lenny Bruce,…
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The Full Lenny

Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth Written and directed by Robert B. Weide. Narrated by Robert De Niro. At the Roxie Theater, March 19 through April 1. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rarely recognizes documentaries about…
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Country Teasers Destroy All Human Life (Fat Possum) When we think of misanthropic music, the first things to come to mind are probably punk, industrial-noise, and heavy metal. After all, their sounds are laden with aggressive, distorted guitars, and rhythms…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Back to the Grind Local press has virtually ignored a recent book that has its roots steeped in San Francisco history. Across the country, daily newspapers and magazines have devoted space to Grindhouse, written by Eddie Muller and Daniel Faris,…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Are you familiar with gargoyles? On Gothic buildings, they were the grotesque stone creatures designed to scare away evil spirits. I suggest you acquire a scary guardian like a gargoyle to assist you this week. You…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): In the African savanna, water holes are pivotal and precarious. In times of plenty, each species of animal can claim its own special source for bathing and drinking. But when drought shrinks the number and size…
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