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News, The Snitch Convenience Store Robin Hood -- She Stole From the 7-11 and Gave To Random Folks -- Nabbed By Cops

Convenience Store Robin Hood -- She Stole From the 7-11 and Gave To Random Folks -- Nabbed By Cops

In our experience, there's very little at a 7-11 worth threatening to kill or maim over -- you don't hear too many folks going on about life, liberty, and the pursuit of pemmican and sodas large enough to hide oversize…
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Film, Robbin' Hood

Robbin' Hood

Nineteenth-century Irish-Australian folk hero Ned Kelly may be little known in America, but in his own country he is a legend, a cross between Bonnie & Clyde and Robin Hood. Born outside Melbourne to poor Irish Catholic immigrants, he was…
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Calendar, Night&Day Populist in Green Tights

Populist in Green Tights

FRI 8/22 Thrillingly heroic and unabashedly idealistic, The Adventures of Robin Hood is a cinematic communiqué from a kinder, gentler era. Warner Bros.' dazzling sword-rattler from 1938 is resolutely not ironic, self-conscious, or postmodern. If that suggests campy naiveté and…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen <i>En Garde</i>

En Garde

FRI-TUES 5/2-6 Even if you're too young to remember when Zorro first aired on ABC in 1957, you've likely seen reruns of the Walt Disney TV show about a masked, Robin Hood-esque freedom fighter who defends the people of the…
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News, Night Crawler A Twelfth Night Tradition

A Twelfth Night Tradition

In South Philadelphia, it is a New Year's Eve tradition to shoot guns in the air at the stroke of midnight. The custom, I'm told, began with muskets that were fired 300 years ago by Swedish immigrants wearing clown suits,…
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News, Night Crawler May Flowers

May Flowers

Long before May Day was established as International Workers' Day, the first week in May was set aside for outdoor festivities and the joyful celebration of nature. In pagan lore, the period is known as Beltane, an observance based on…
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Dog Bites

They're Baa-ack It's not every day that you have a chance to read a short story titled "The Adventures of Revolutionary Rob," whose hero caps off a day of scowling at nonwhite people at the Hayward shopping mall by randomly…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Happy birthday, you beautiful, surging spearhead. Here are a few of the gifts I'd love to see you get on this anniversary of your glorious entrance into the world: 1) a T-shirt that reads "If at…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): The world will be awash in omens for you this week, Aries. Here's a rundown of a few of the oracular meanings you may encounter. Seeing a squashed bee in a place far from any flowers…
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