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Dining, Eat Surfer on Acid: Tradition Makes Over a Dive Bar Classic

Surfer on Acid: Tradition Makes Over a Dive Bar Classic

There is a class of cocktails whose sole purpose is to deliver as much alcohol as painlessly as possible. These mixtures are either loaded with enough sugar to mask the burning sensation as they go down, or intensely flavored enough…
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Calendar, Night&Day Coming Out of a Different Closet

Coming Out of a Different Closet

Marga Gomez is a stand-up comedian and solo performer. Her eight previous performances include Long Island Iced Latina and Marga Gomez is Pretty, Witty & Gay. Now Gomez, who long ago came out as a lesbian, comes out as, well,…
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Music, BeatBox Long Island Rhymes

Long Island Rhymes

The latest release by Long Island ladies Northern State features a smart mélange of old-school hip-hop (think Public Enemy, whose Chuck D bestows props upon the trio), 1960s girl group harmonies, '80s synth-pop, and rock 'n' roll crunch. Listening to…
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Music, American Idols

American Idols

It's 5:30 p.m. on Friday -- quittin' time at Korg USA headquarters in Long Island, N.Y. -- and Gary Bennet has just clocked out. The guitarist and co-founder of hardcore punk quintet Kill Your Idols works full time at the…
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Dining, Eat Millennium Approaches

Millennium Approaches

Let's get this out of the way straight off: I've always been happy with my position in the food chain. I hasten to point out that this position is not necessarily at the top, so I try to avoid situations…
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Music, Reviewed Northern State

Northern State

Girls are different from boys, example No. 926: all-gal rappers Northern State vs. old-school fools the Beastie Boys. Both groups come from New York (although the State hails from the mall-ridden sprawl of Long Island, while the Boys are from…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Place to Watch Hipsters Take a Spill

The cozy basement feel of the Castro's Cafe Du Nord accounts for much of this music venue's appeal. But with every tucked-away underground lounge comes a stairway down to that underground lounge, and that's where navigating Du Nord gets dicey.…
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Film,

Valley Ho!

Bad Manners This is a wonderfully funny, brittle update of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Director Jonathan Kaufer, adapting David Gilman's expertly engineered play Ghost in the Machine, substitutes quietly nasty exchanges for George and Martha's drunken fits. Dissatisfied, obsessive…
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