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Dining, Eat Trou Normand: FiDi's Tribute to Pork Encourages Overeating

Trou Normand: FiDi's Tribute to Pork Encourages Overeating

"Le Trou Normand" is, at its heart, a French trick for eating beyond your capacity. Literally translated as "the Norman break," it's the tradition in Normandy of taking sips of apple brandy or cognac between courses of a rich meal…
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News, Sucka Free City A Tale of Two Yees: Norman Yee May Have Unwittingly Benefitted from Leland Yee

A Tale of Two Yees: Norman Yee May Have Unwittingly Benefitted from Leland Yee

There was a time when having the surname "Yee" was an asset for a San Francisco politician. No alleged ties to Filipino jihadis or a crime boss named for a crustacean. Back then, Leland Yee was an energetic state senator…
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Culture, Stagecap

Theater Review: "Round and Round the Garden" at A.C.T.

The nicest thing you can say about American Conservatory Theater's production of Alan Ayckbourn's Round and Round the Garden is that the set is gorgeous, with green grass and ivy-covered walls, and the actors really try. They commit. The physical…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ballerina

Ballerina

Manuel Legris, a French dancer interviewed in Ballerina, Bertrand Norman’s involving study of the Russian ballet, insists that a Russian ballerina is easy to spot in a crush of tutus and fluttering hands. Beyond the severity of their posture and…
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Film, I See Dull People!

I See Dull People!

Rather than asking if this senseless and expensive new film from wunderkind entertainer Robert Zemeckis is devoid of merit (it is), or "worth seeing" (it isn't), we should instead take the movie's title -- What Lies Beneath -- as a…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

A House Is Not a HomeThank you for the interest you showed in my run for Supervisor in District 3, and for spelling my name correctly ("A Republican by Any Other Name," March 29). However, I felt your article left…
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