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Calendar, Night&Day Tricky Trivia

Tricky Trivia

NPR's comedy quiz show Ask Me Another is usually recorded live in Brooklyn, but a recent podcast announced a visit to the city by the bay. It also featured an hour's worth of trivia, with games that mashed up…
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Culture, Art The Weird: Check Your Genres at the Door

The Weird: Check Your Genres at the Door

San Francisco has been a haven for freaks, geeks, hippies, and misfits for decades. And while there's been a lot of grumbling about the recent changes to our fog-filled paradise, we definitely haven't gone straight-edge just yet. There are still…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pretty Talk 
in the Opera House

Pretty Talk 
in the Opera House

David Sedaris has done a lot to keep people interested in reading humor and memoir for the better part of two decades. But in order to fill a large venue that’s typically home to something a bit more operatic, he…
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Music, Hear This Camper Van Beethoven: Show Preview

Camper Van Beethoven: Show Preview

Long before David Lowery made himself famous for that searing takedown of a certain NPR intern (who'd blithely asserted that she had never paid for any music ever), he fronted a celebrated indie rock band called Camper Van Beethoven. The…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Little Bit of (Almost) Everything

A Little Bit of (Almost) Everything

If names are any kind of predictor of one’s fate, you have to sort of boggle at the success of someone like Paula Poundstone. While one might think going through life with a name reminiscent of an exotic dancer on…
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Calendar, Night&Day Deconstructing a Family Tragedy

Deconstructing a Family Tragedy

Marilyn Pittman came from what she considered a normal Midwestern family. Her parents had been married 50 years. Her dad was a World War II veteran, and her mom was a poet who’d edited her college yearbook. Pittman had become…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Adaptability Shuffle

The Adaptability Shuffle

In 2010, choreographer Jenni Bregman heard Oliver Sacks interviewed on NPR. After a lifetime of studying neurological conditions -- synesthesia, autism, phantom-limb syndrome, Tourette’s, Parkinson’s, et al. -- Sacks had turned his keen and compassionate observations on himself. He had…
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News, The Snitch Apple Sued for Privacy Invasion -- Again

Apple Sued for Privacy Invasion -- Again

The number of iPad and iPhone users that claim Apple has passed around their private information is growing by the day.In December, two separate groups of iPad and iPhone users sued Apple, Inc., claiming the company had created apps that…
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Calendar, Night&Day Deconstructing a Family Tragedy

Deconstructing a Family Tragedy

Marilyn Pittman came from what she considered a normal Midwestern family. Her parents had been married 50 years. Her dad was a World War II veteran, and her mom was a poet who’d edited her college yearbook. Pittman had become…
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