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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • What was the best part of Björk's final Richmond show? Maybe it was her huge cotton-candy wig, or the muscular renditions of songs from her latest album, or the surprise Mike Patton appearance. But more likely it was…
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Calendar, Night&Day Underground Transmission

Underground Transmission

Nikola Tesla and the San Francisco Old Mint comprise an odd parallel. The inventor, a golden boy of the Gilded Age, pioneered technology in electricity and electromagnetism, yet he ended his life in poverty and obscurity. The “Granite Lady,” meanwhile,…
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Culture, Stagecap Fringe Fest: Tesla's White Pigeon, Part One: Static

Fringe Fest: Tesla's White Pigeon, Part One: Static

The always-inventive local performance group mugwumpin riffs on the many discoveries and ideas of scientific genius Nikola Tesla. The show explores science's ability to expand our understanding of the world around us, as well as its limits in helping humanity…
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Film, Welcome to the Grand Illusion

Welcome to the Grand Illusion

If the greatest magicians never reveal their tricks, then Christopher Nolan wouldn't make it past the children's birthday party circuit. It's not that Nolan has anything against the old hocus-pocus, but it's the practical side of magic that appeals to…
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