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Dining, Eat Izakaya Yuzuki: Painstakingly Crafted Japanese Food

Izakaya Yuzuki: Painstakingly Crafted Japanese Food

It's striking how often we now rely on restaurants to provide us with a sense of the homemade. Not just "house-made" salumi or pasta, but base ingredients whose production has been industrialized so long we've lost the collective knowledge of…
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Film, "Everything Must Go": Will Ferrell Stops Mugging for Down-and-Out Drama

"Everything Must Go": Will Ferrell Stops Mugging for Down-and-Out Drama

Greatly expanded from a four-page, single-situation story by Raymond Carver, Dan Rush's first feature, Everything Must Go, is an ambitious if enervated vehicle for Will Ferrell — playing it straight as Nick Halsey, a middle-class drunk fired from his job…
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Culture, Bookcap

February Book Events

Wednesday, Feb. 3 Bay Area author Carol Sklenicka's new book is called Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life (Scribner, $35). That isn't a bad title. Gets right to the point. You might even call it Carverlike, in its way. But maybe…
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Film, What We Talk About When We Talk About Suffocation

What We Talk About When We Talk About Suffocation

Mystery man of the long-ago Australian new wave, Ray Lawrence has evidently grown less finicky. Lawrence, now 59, made his feature debut with the phantasmagoric Bliss, famous flop of the 1985 Cannes Film Festival; he then licked his wounds and…
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Music, Reviewed Corrina Repp

Corrina Repp

Corrina Repp is probably not a lot of fun at parties. The 10 tunes on the singer's third LP -- including a beautiful cover of Sammy Fain's "I'll Be Seeing You" -- are so relentlessly downbeat that they should come…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Antiquarian Bookshop

Tall Stories is like a new secret hide-out for the bookworms who as children would sneak away someplace to spend an afternoon reading. To get into the store, you have to press a buzzer on the ground floor, then walk…
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