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Culture, The Exhibitionist Who Would Michael Moore Vote For? A Chat With the Left-Wing Provocateur

Who Would Michael Moore Vote For? A Chat With the Left-Wing Provocateur

"It’s the first time I’ve done something on the stage on the West Coast in a number of years, so I’ve been writing a bunch of things," Michael Moore says by phone.  To promote Where to Invade Next? and discuss…
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News, The Snitch There Are No Conservatives Worth Following on Social Media

There Are No Conservatives Worth Following on Social Media

"Follow liberally," exhorts Liz Heron. "You never know who will lead you to discover something unique or important." This is one of "The Rules of Social Media" that Fast Company thinks we all should adhere to. Heron, who runs social…
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Film, "Kumare": Clever Doc Satirizes New Age Nonsense

"Kumare": Clever Doc Satirizes New Age Nonsense

Prepare to have your assumptions pitched out the window by this tense, surprisingly probing satirical documentary — not just about religious longing and "spirituality," its ostensible subjects, either, but also about how deep the genre that gave us Borat can…
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Music, All Shook Down <i>Occupy This Album</i> Is as Massive and Inconsistent as Occupy Itself

Occupy This Album Is as Massive and Inconsistent as Occupy Itself

Remember all the hand-wringing last year over the so-called disappearance of protest music? As the Occupy movement hit its peak, capturing the attention of the country, commentators and older musicians were accusing contemporary artists of failing to grapple with the…
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News, The Snitch Carl's Jr.'s New Pitchman: 482-Pound Man

Carl's Jr.'s New Pitchman: 482-Pound Man

Contrary to what Supervisor Eric Mar might tell you, fast food needn't be awful for you. Bay Area man Michael Moore swears by his Carl's Jr.-only diet, which he says is largely responsible for helping him to shed almost 100…
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Music, All Shook Down America Sucks: Six Great Songs Complaining About the USA

America Sucks: Six Great Songs Complaining About the USA

So it's almost the Fourth of July -- a day when we are all obligated to find a barbecue, pretend it's sunny, get drunker than we probably should in the middle of the day, and complain about British people. As…
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Film, "Inside Job": Charles Ferguson's meltdown doc will make you seethe

"Inside Job": Charles Ferguson's meltdown doc will make you seethe

Inside Job, Charles Ferguson's follow-up to his Iraq War gut-twister No End in Sight, is a documentary that inspires less shock and awe than sickening ire. The movie opens with the cautionary tale of Iceland, an idyllic little nation so…
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Culture, Art Koki Tanaka's prankster video art pulls you in

Koki Tanaka's prankster video art pulls you in

Plastic cups are scattered across the ground at Koki Tanaka's first solo show in the United States. Like bunting at a baseball game or lava lamps at a '60s theme party, the cups are there to create the right mood.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shop Till You Stop

Shop Till You Stop

You feel it every fall: The Christmas season creeps ever earlier. By next year, maybe plastic Santas, snowmen, and reindeer will steamroll the décor and detritus of other holidays. Halloween candy will be replaced by roasted chestnuts and candied apples.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ciao, Capitalism

Ciao, Capitalism

A bad economy is no laughing matter, yet the Great Depression birthed the screwball comedy, spawning dozens of cynical variations on romantic and class conflict, such as It Happened One Night and Sullivan’s Travels. Closer to home, Michael Moore’s entire…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for November 25-December 1, 2009

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. "The Global South": David Martinez' short films made in the Sahara, and Sahar Al-Sawaf's Um Abdullah. Sat., Nov. 28, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. Castro Theatre.…
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Film, Michael Moore sells the same old schtick in <i>Capitalism: A Love Story</i>

Michael Moore sells the same old schtick in Capitalism: A Love Story

The ushers at a packed screening of Michael Moore's latest movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, came proudly decked out in T-shirts bearing slogans like "Make Love, Not Capitalism" and "Capitalism, We Have a Problem." The shirts and the movie are…
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Film, <i>The Cove</i> expertly exposes the horrific treatment of dolphins

The Cove expertly exposes the horrific treatment of dolphins

Late in the infectiously frisky documentary The Cove, an older man calmly gatecrashes an international conference on whaling with a television screen strapped to his chest, showing bloody images of the mass slaughter of dolphins in a pretty cove off…
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Calendar, Night&Day Religulous

Religulous

Bill Maher's one-man stand-up attack on religious fundamentalism is a dog that has more bark than bite—a skeptical, secular-humanist hounding of the hypocrites, amusingly annotated with sarcastic subtitles and clips from cheesy biblical spectacles. Religulous opens with Maher at ground…
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Calendar, Night&Day Religulous

Religulous

Bill Maher’s one-man stand-up attack on religious fundamentalism is a dog that has more bark than bite—a skeptical, secular-humanist hounding of the hypocrites, amusingly annotated with sarcastic subtitles and clips from cheesy biblical spectacles. Religulous opens with Maher at ground…
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Calendar, Night&Day Style Wars

Style Wars

True story: In fourth grade, a nun gave a friend and I detention for breakdancing, squashing whatever dreams two guilt-stricken Catholic-school twerps may have had of becoming future B-boys. Maybe it was for the best, given how notoriety and financial…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish New on DVD -- <i>Sesame Street, Chinatown Collector's Edition, Sicko Collector's Edition</i>

New on DVD -- Sesame Street, Chinatown Collector's Edition, Sicko Collector's Edition

Sesame Street: Old School Volume 2 (Genius) On the heels of the Electric Company boxed sets, which were at once educational and groovy as all get-out, comes the latest in greatest hits from Sesame Street before the neighborhood was gentrified…
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News, The Snitch 'Daily Kos' Profile -- From Michael Moore to El Salvador, Berkeley Blog Creates Digital Community

'Daily Kos' Profile -- From Michael Moore to El Salvador, Berkeley Blog Creates Digital Community

Every Tuesday morning, the SF Weekly news blog The Snitch profiles one of the bay's many cool blogs in a segment we call -- BetterKnowanSFBlog. This week, no silly gadgets allowed. By Tyler Callister Markos Moulitsas Zúniga was born…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Doc Is In

The Doc Is In

The embrace of documentaries by popular culture is one of the most welcome trends of the past 25 years, even if Michael Moore isn't the guy you would have picked to lead the parade. Nobody uses the grammar school slur…
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Music, All Shook Down

Hopefully Our Last Post re: Michael Moore's New "Comedy," SiCKO

Finally saw SiCkO, the latest Michael Moore documentary (this one's marketed as a "comedy") last night, and was going to write something acerbic, questioning the validity of the film, asking what Moore's intentions were, since he uncovered nothing new or…
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