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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Dogfight</i>, a River Phoenix Movie, Comes to the SF Playhouse As a Musical

Dogfight, a River Phoenix Movie, Comes to the SF Playhouse As a Musical

For actor, director, and playwright Michael Gene Sullivan, all theater is political — either upholding the status quo or  hallenging it. He also happens to love musicals, saying that language is by nature intellectual, but music adds another layer of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Parent Trap

Parent Trap

Curse the day — Halloween 1993 — that River Phoenix OD’d. Not only did we lose a gifted and sensitive young actor, but also the path was cleared for Leonardo DiCaprio to have a major career. (The anniversary this month…
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Dog Bites

Phone Book of Revelations The Jesuits at the University of San Francisco have finally exorcised their telephone prefix, which for more than a decade has been the slightly unseemly 666. "It was the weirdest thing in the world for us…
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Drug Story (Part I)

Smoke and house music wash over the crowd at Badlands, a bar at the confluence of 17th and Castro. Men wall the benches, occasionally breaking posture to sway to the dance hymns the DJ artfully blends together. The clock approaches…
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