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Culture, The Exhibitionist New on Video: Hardcore Hemingway (and Ronald Reagan!) in <i>The Killers</i>

New on Video: Hardcore Hemingway (and Ronald Reagan!) in The Killers

Why can't Hollywood come up with any original ideas, amirite? Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Killers" is a slip of a tale, a mere 10 pages depending on where it's printed (that's what it clocked in at in…
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Film, "Ivory Tower": The High Cost of Book-Learnin'

"Ivory Tower": The High Cost of Book-Learnin'

It's a tricky time to be a college student, between constantly rising tuition rates and a national student loan debt that's passed $1 trillion, and Andrew Rossi's documentary Ivory Tower doesn't sugarcoat the matter. Rossi demonstrates that it's not so…
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Music, Hidden Agenda Small Evils, Musical Bicycle Wheels, and a Child Prodigy

Small Evils, Musical Bicycle Wheels, and a Child Prodigy

East Bay experimental artist Jim Kaiser once operated as Petit Mal, but the moniker eventually shifted to signify his record label. A French term for a brief seizure, "petit mal" basically translates to "small evil," which befits the imprint's primary…
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Culture, Know Your Street Art Nelson Mandela Posters: 977 Mission St.

Nelson Mandela Posters: 977 Mission St.

The posters show Nelson Mandela at his post-apartheid best: smiling, dignified, presidential. In mid-February, artist Robbie Conal and his cohorts pasted them up around Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco — part of an international effort by Conal and the South…
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Calendar, Night&Day Immigration: The Untold Story

Immigration: The Untold Story

Immigration reform might be the talk of Washington at the moment, but there is one voice that is still left out of the debate too often: that of the immigrants themselves. Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos…
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Calendar, Night&Day Old Radicals

Old Radicals

The revolutionary fervor fomenting at American universities during the ’60s was effectively defanged over the years, and now mostly recalls longhaired hippies passing joints while loafing on campus lawns. To suggest this misconception came by design is to flirt with…
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Dining, SFoodie See Jelly Belly Portraits of Your Favorite Historical Figures

See Jelly Belly Portraits of Your Favorite Historical Figures

We were in the proximity of the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield over the weekend and stopped by ostensibly to stock up on the cheap two-pound bags of misshapen "Belly Flops." But we really wanted to visit the weird and…
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News, The Snitch Medical Cannabis Movement Becoming Less Gay

Medical Cannabis Movement Becoming Less Gay

Like Sarah Palin recounting the tale of Paul Revere's ride to warn the British (of their own impending arrival), we Americans often have a fuzzy grasp of our history. This extends to the medical cannabis movement, which was birthed in…
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News, The Snitch Jerry Brown's Legacy Examined in New York Times Magazine

Jerry Brown's Legacy Examined in New York Times Magazine

Like clockwork, the New York Times periodically chooses to publish an in-depth profile of some prominent California politician or politicians, usually under the rubric of West Coast "quirkiness" showcased for a national audience. Our state's pols don't always fair well…
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News, The Snitch Ronald Reagan Was the Greatest President, Poll Says

Ronald Reagan Was the Greatest President, Poll Says

A pre-President's Day poll showed that Americans think Ronald Reagan was the country's best president, even more so than Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, two of the most influential leaders in history. Reagan scored 19 percent of the vote,edging out…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for February 2-8, 2011

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. Reagan's 100th Birthday Party: A collection of former President Ronald Reagan's moments from his career in Hollywood. Sun., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org.…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Little Toy Sparks Large Debate Spawned by Rand and Reagan: "The great irony of San Francisco's Happy Meal ban is that it's the legislative equivalent of Happy Meal," . Well said.…
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Film, "Inside Job": Charles Ferguson's meltdown doc will make you seethe

"Inside Job": Charles Ferguson's meltdown doc will make you seethe

Inside Job, Charles Ferguson's follow-up to his Iraq War gut-twister No End in Sight, is a documentary that inspires less shock and awe than sickening ire. The movie opens with the cautionary tale of Iceland, an idyllic little nation so…
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Calendar, Night&Day Trendsetter

Trendsetter

Solar panels on the White House ― it’s a very “now” topic. The Obama administration has taken several different positions, and it seems to be in favor at the moment. But Jimmy Carter already did it, way back in 1979.…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Made Men at Bob's Bar

Bouncer: Made Men at Bob's Bar

When I peered through the window of Bob's Bar in the Financial District, which is attached to Bob's Steak and Chop House, I was both aghast and intrigued — two things that always compel this intrepid journalist forth. Here's what…
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News, Sucka Free City

List: The S.F. subway to nowhere

The federal government has asked San Francisco to justify the planned creation of a $1.6 billion central subway line.  How will the subway help San Francisco? • It will be the only promise Willie Brown ever kept • It will…
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Calendar, Night&Day We Predict Movie

We Predict Movie

The story is little-known, but completely insane: Japanese-American soldiers in WWII. Specifically, the men of the Military Intelligence Service Language School located in the Presidio. They translated, interrogated, and otherwise provided linguistic ammo for the U.S. Imagine their disgust when,…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Long Haul

The Long Haul

The San Francisco Mime Troupe’s first play was a blackface minstrel show, in 1965. The most racist kind of theater ever for the most left-wing theater company in the country? A Minstrel Show, or Civil Rights in a Cracker Barrel…
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Music, Bouncer Don&#146;t try the pineapple truffles

Don’t try the pineapple truffles

I do social work for a developmentally disabled client who loves to play pool. I'll call her Sylvia. She also likes bars, although she only drinks Cokes. Lucky for us, bars and pool tables go hand in hand, and she…
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Film, Michael Moore sells the same old schtick in <i>Capitalism: A Love Story</i>

Michael Moore sells the same old schtick in Capitalism: A Love Story

The ushers at a packed screening of Michael Moore's latest movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, came proudly decked out in T-shirts bearing slogans like "Make Love, Not Capitalism" and "Capitalism, We Have a Problem." The shirts and the movie are…
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