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Calendar, Night&Day Chasing the Dream

Chasing the Dream

During his many years as program director at the Roxie, Elliot Lavine's infectious, convivial nature led us down some dark alleyways. His first noir festival, held in 1991, was a month long, and was followed by as many as…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Conversation of Poetry

The Conversation of Poetry

Jack Hirschman made an indelible mark on San Francisco's literary landscape long before he served as the city's Poet Laureate from 2006-2009, and he continues to have a profound impact on the local literary landscape. One of his contributions,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: A Mummy Finds a Resting Place at SF State University

Tourism for Locals: A Mummy Finds a Resting Place at SF State University

Who knew going back to school could be fun and free? We're not talking about attending classes, but visiting a hidden gem tucked away at San Francisco State University. A dead body, located on the fifth floor of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Crash Course

Crash Course

If the fifth annual Cinema by the Bay showcase of locally significant films is any indication, this Bay Area of ours is a fertile crossroads indeed. Local moviemakers seem keen on stories about lives colliding, with sparks flying. Holy…
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Calendar, Night&Day clowning around

clowning around

Genie and Audrey's Dream Show draws its material from two distinctly different art forms: circus and poetry. Genie Cartier, who started the show with longtime friend and clown Audrey Spinazola, has an MFA in creative writing from SF State,…
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Voting With Your Feet: The Three Camps at War Over the City's Mobility

It's always surprising how any discussion about cycling can devolve into a squabble over city planning. But, says Jason Henderson, an associate professor of geography at SF State, the "allocation of street space" is an inherently political proposition. Henderson is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist SFstop Photo Collective Showcases Our City's Quirks, Beauty

SFstop Photo Collective Showcases Our City's Quirks, Beauty

The city's newest photo collective, SFstop, formed entirely of current or former SF State photographers, is holding its first gallery show Sunday at Akiba Cafe. The free show will include works from 10 S.F. State students/alumni, and showcases moments…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Religion Is an Elaborate Angry Birds Metaphor, Obviously

Religion Is an Elaborate Angry Birds Metaphor, Obviously

I was handed a pamphlet while walking on S.F. State's campus last week that had the "Angry Birds" logo and signature bird sprawled across it's cover. Intrigued, I flipped to the first page and started to skim the material.…
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News, The Snitch Study Shows Gay Parents Are No Different Than Straight Parents

Study Shows Gay Parents Are No Different Than Straight Parents

A new study adds to the growing mountain of evidence that gays are no different than straight people when it comes to this whole parenting thing.Researchers at San Francisco State University interviewed 48 gay male couples who are raising children…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sell a Work of Art, Create a Scandal: The Ongoing Battle Over "Deaccessioning"

Sell a Work of Art, Create a Scandal: The Ongoing Battle Over "Deaccessioning"

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds each week. Next Thursday (May 17), moneyed admirers of American artist Edward Hopper can…
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Calendar, Night&Day Writers and Riders

Writers and Riders

Gear-head. Goon. Barbarian. Speed freak. Motorcyclists know these stereotypes — even if they’re not said out loud, they’re hidden in the assumptions some people make: Anyone who’s that into machines can’t have much of a brain. But the truth is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Joseph McBride's <em>Writing in Pictures</em> Transcends "Get Rich Quick" Formulas

Joseph McBride's Writing in Pictures Transcends "Get Rich Quick" Formulas

tend to give you a formula that will sell the script and make you rich. If that were true, everyone would be richer than Bill Gates." Joseph McBride…
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News, The Snitch SF State Contract Fraud: Investigation of Alleged Corruption Continues

SF State Contract Fraud: Investigation of Alleged Corruption Continues

In August, when we wrote about an investigation into potential contract corruption at San Francisco State that could have potentially cost the cash-strapped university hundreds of thousands of dollars, the California State University police told us they were in the…
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SF State's Hazardous Waste Cleanup Cost Millions More Than It Should Have

According to a 2007 profile prepared by its news department, San Francisco State University's then-occupational safety department head Robert "Bud" Shearer is "no stranger to danger." His résumé teems with adventurous deeds. He served as Corte Madera fire chief; in…
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SF State Takes on UC Berkeley in National Comedy Tournament

A squad of four stand-up comedians from San Francisco State takes on UC Berkeley starting Thursday in an online competition whose top prize is appearing on a TBS special. SF State beat UC Santa Cruz in the first round…
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SF State Stand-Up Team Advances in National College Comedy Competition

A team of comedians from San Francisco State defeated their counterparts from UC Santa Cruz to move ahead in a tournament that could have them featured on a TBS stand-up special. Four comedians -- Jesse Fernandez (who performs in…
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San Francisco State Comedy Team Competes for National Title in Rooftop Stand-Up Tournament

A team of San Francisco State students is competing for a national title in stand-up comedy. What's that? You didn't know the NCAA did that sort of thing? Well, it doesn't. (Not that we know of, anyway.) This group…
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News, The Snitch Tony Material? Play at SF State to Dramatize University Budget Cuts

Tony Material? Play at SF State to Dramatize University Budget Cuts

Any playwright or screenwriter searching for their next big idea should consider the bizarre case of the San Francisco State cheerleading coach who embezzled the team's money to go to Las Vegas. We're thinking Kirsten Dunst for the title role…
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News, The Snitch iPhone Theft Sting Ensnares Public Masturbator Instead

iPhone Theft Sting Ensnares Public Masturbator Instead

On April 12, Officers Chris Oshita and Jaimie Hyun were almost certain they had a thief on their hands. As part of a sting operation meant to ensnare a serial iPhone thief, they had watched for a while as the…
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News, The Snitch Darfur Downtown: National Darfur Exhibit to Make Bay Area Debut Wednesday

Darfur Downtown: National Darfur Exhibit to Make Bay Area Debut Wednesday

Okay, deep breath. There are a string of community minded organizations in the following sentence, not to mention the repeated use of the proper names "Bay Area" and "Darfur." Here we go: The SF Bay Area Darfur Coalition is partnering…
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