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Music, All Shook Down TIDAL Waves and Positive Disruptions: What Gear Pairs With Streaming Services Best?

TIDAL Waves and Positive Disruptions: What Gear Pairs With Streaming Services Best?

Even if audio streaming services haven’t been in your headphones over the last few months, they’ve undoubtedly been in your newsfeed. Sure, you might have missed when, in March, Jay-Z and his cadre of photo opportunists (Kanye, Madonna, Jack…
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News, The Snitch Former Google Engineer Claims She Was Sexually Harassed and "Google Did Nothing About It"

Former Google Engineer Claims She Was Sexually Harassed and "Google Did Nothing About It"

A San Francisco-based former Google engineer announced via Twitter on Saturday that she was long sexually harassed by management at Google.  "It was Rod Chavez saying to me in Maui, 'It's taking all of my self control not to…
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Culture, The Whore Next Door Red Alert: The Feds Shut Down an Escort Site

Red Alert: The Feds Shut Down an Escort Site

Last month, thousands of Californians lost their jobs overnight. On June 25, I began getting frantic phone calls from friends and colleagues about the shutdown of the sex work advertising platform, MyRedbook.com. By the afternoon, I had reporters calling me…
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Calendar, Night&Day So Eccentric

So Eccentric

Smuin Ballet rounds off its 20th anniversary season with its "XXcentric Spring Dance Series," making its first stop on its tour of the Bay Area at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts before heading to theaters in Walnut…
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Culture, Kill Your Television Get on the Bus: Visions of Working at Google

Get on the Bus: Visions of Working at Google

Interviewing at Google was probably the most intimidating thing I've ever done. First of all, I had to figure out why they make manholes round so I could answer that if it came up. Second of all, I had to…
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Dining, Distillations Distillations: Improvisations on a Theme at Les Joulins Jazz Bistro

Distillations: Improvisations on a Theme at Les Joulins Jazz Bistro

Les Joulins Jazz Bistro makes a great nightcap: Take a date there after the-thing-you're-ostensibly-doing is over, put a cheap drink in her hand, let her be stunned by the live music, the late-night energy ... it feels like you're having…
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Dining, Distillations Distillations: Uncovering a Lost San Francisco at Club Deluxe

Distillations: Uncovering a Lost San Francisco at Club Deluxe

What do the thousands of us who pack into this smallest of destination cities every year think we're getting into? The activists and the idealists came to San Francisco because this is a place where protests once happened on a…
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Music, Easy, Noisy Living: Nor-Cal's Best Summer Music Festivals

Easy, Noisy Living: Nor-Cal's Best Summer Music Festivals

Festival season may have begun months ago, but it's still just getting started. The warmest months of the year produce more outdoor music events in Northern California than any sane person can keep track of. To help you through them,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Beyond the Wrapped Wiener

Beyond the Wrapped Wiener

One of the few bright spots of last summer’s widely attended and critically panned Great American Food and Music Fest in Mountain View was the appearance of Zingerman’s Deli of Ann Arbor, Mich. Zingerman's was one of few vendors to…
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Dining, Eat Saison: Haute cuisine in the country

Saison: Haute cuisine in the country

At Saison, Joshua Skenes' celebration of 21st-century haute cuisine, the whole notion of fine dining is upended. Sure, the kitchen assembles Osetra caviar, lobster sashimi, juicy filets of organically raised lamb, and mushrooms foraged from the roots of Japanese pine…
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Calendar, Night&Day One Google Guy

One Google Guy

Charlie Ayers had one of the best head chef jobs in the world: He ran 10 cafes in Mountain View, creating the best food possible for people who didn't have to pay for it, with the whole operation funded by…
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Calendar, Performance Dance Dance Revolution

Dance Dance Revolution

ONGOING 4/23-5/2 If you're still doing the electric slide at wedding parties or have fallen under the painful impression that tango is the latest spring color, here's a suggestion: Put a pencil through the white boxes in your datebook this…
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Film, A Strange New World

A Strange New World

Not all of this festival's Asian selections are works of great distinction, but each tackles a new world and wrestles it to the ground -- with varying results. Burning Dreams, a beautifully shot black-and-white profile of a mercurial Taiwanese dance…
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Film, Stylish Savagery

Stylish Savagery

The sophistication -- sexual and otherwise -- that once epitomized French cinema certainly hasn't gone out of style. However, Gallic filmmakers increasingly present civilization as merely a polished illusion barely masking society's brutality. Their movies, while teeming with style, verve,…
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Listen Up, Listen Up Feature Karaoke Dreamin'

Karaoke Dreamin'

I've had five vodka drinks and I'm channeling 1986 Lionel Richie. Not the badass who fronted the Commodores in 1975, not the face-lifted soul-robot of 2004. The real Lionel Richie -- adorned with big hair and a ride-ready 'stache, draped…
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Music, OK Then Comfortably Numb

Comfortably Numb

It was freshman year of high school that I became a creep. There were these study guides we had to do for biology, unforgivably tedious and assigned as homework each week by the amicable yet rigid Mr. Morgan. Like most…
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Culture, Dance

Rhapsody in View

Only one among the five works on Summerfest/dance's second program really begged for a second viewing: Mark Foehringer's Rhapsodia. On paper, the piece doesn't sound like an obvious candidate for the distinction. It is a Clue-style murder mystery set to…
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News,

Teaching Genocide

When school bells ring in a few weeks to usher in a new academic year, students at one Bay Area high school should be excused if they eye administrators with an extra measure of suspicion. Last spring, 53 upperclassmen at…
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Dining, Eat

Dish

Info:Correction Date: July 3, 1996 Dish By Paul Reidinger Go Carta Dish and friend walked into Carta at high noon a few Wednesdays ago and found the place virtually empty. Upside: It was easy to get a table. Downside: Empty…
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