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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Talks Occupy with The Man at Sutter Station

Bouncer Talks Occupy with The Man at Sutter Station

I like bars for the same reason I like Facebook: I can come face-to-face (literally and metaphorically) with people who have different opinions than I do. When I was growing up in the middle of Illinois, liberals were hard to…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Probing the Origins of Mao Worship and MacBooks at Red's Place

Bouncer: Probing the Origins of Mao Worship and MacBooks at Red's Place

One thing that has always puzzled me about Chinatown is the preponderance of Chairman Mao–related things that are for sale: busts, paintings, photos, tea towels — he is second only to Hello Kitty in ubiquity. Correct me if I am…
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Calendar, Night&Day Comrades, Come Rally

Comrades, Come Rally

Trained as a socialist realist painter during the Chinese Cultural Revolution (that's Mao Tse-tung's epic freakout in the 1960s, for those of us born in the U.S. of Undereducation), Hung Liu eventually made her way to San Diego. That trajectory…
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Real Astrology

Aires (March 21-April 19): I urge you to practice that "I've only got eyes for you" look till you get it right. Use a mirror if necessary. Try to get your most eternal, smoldering feeling to leap out and…
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