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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: SF State's Poetry Center a Bay Area and National Archive

Tourism for Locals: SF State's Poetry Center a Bay Area and National Archive

It's common knowledge that poetry is one of humanities greatest, and oldest, art forms. And while we may enjoy reading poetry of some of our favorite poets, sometimes we love hearing poetry. And even though it won't be possible…
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Calendar, Night&Day Expression of Confused Nature

Expression of Confused Nature

One of the latest in a slew of releases from Richmond-based Punk Hostage Press, SB Stokes' debut book of poems, A History of Broken Love Things, collects, as he says, moments of "disillusionment at the end of a relationship,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Play on Words

Play on Words

When Action Fiction! started hosting professional actors performing the stories of local writers, not too many people questioned their motives. Anyone who's been to a reading knows that some writers just don't read with the same passion with which…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist SF State Students Pitch Social-Justice Video Game to CEOs and Politicians

SF State Students Pitch Social-Justice Video Game to CEOs and Politicians

Social justice and gaming don't seem to have too much in common. In fact, we're willing to venture that if placed in a Venn diagram, the overlap would be a small sliver between those circles. But the first ever…
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Arthouse Movie Listings November 20-26, 2013

4-Star Theatre. Sake-Bomb: San Francisco premiere of Junya Sakino's road trip comedy about two young Asians — one from L.A. and the other "fresh off the boat" from Japan — on their way to Petaluma in search of a girl.…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Truth Behind the Birds and the Bees

The Truth Behind the Birds and the Bees

There are no second-class citizens in science. So goes the argument during the Commonwealth Club lecture, Backyards, Beaches, Birds and Bees: Citizen Science. SFSU biology professor Gretchen LeBuhn and UC Davis education professor Heidi Ballard have a conversation on…
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Calendar, Night&Day BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON

BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts was started in the 1970s by a group of SFSU students who refused to let their lifeblood flow along the periphery. They wanted the art, music, poetry, and dance of Latin Americans, of…
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Film, Rep Showtimes Arthouse Movie Listings December 19-25, 2012

Arthouse Movie Listings December 19-25, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Maggots and Men: Tells the story of the 1921 rebellion of the Kronstadt sailors against the Bolshevik government. Wed., Dec. 19, 8 p.m. $6. Shorts from SFSU Cinema Department: Students from Greta Snider's Experimental Documentary Workshop at…
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Dining, SFoodie Farmers' Market Finds: Nut Butters and Psychedelic Kettle Corn at SFSU

Farmers' Market Finds: Nut Butters and Psychedelic Kettle Corn at SFSU

Associated Students, Inc. Farmers' Market Where: Located on SFSU's campus (outside the humanities building) When: Thursdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For years the smells of San Francisco State's farmers' markets have wafted through the open windows in the humanities…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Lesbians too Busy Saving Everything to Participate in Studies

Lesbians too Busy Saving Everything to Participate in Studies

Last week, we told you about a San Francisco State University study which came to the shocking conclusion that gay parents, like their straight counterparts, have less sex than people without children. I know! We couldn't believe it either. Next…
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News, The Snitch Times Square Billboard's Jilted Lover -- An SFSU Journalism Alum

Times Square Billboard's Jilted Lover -- An SFSU Journalism Alum

Well, it turns out that you can become rich and famous after graduating journalism school after all -- just not in the way you may have expected. YaVaughnie Wilkins -- whose fifteen minutes of infamy have started ticking -- made…
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News, The Snitch S.F. State Students, Staff Not Thrilled About Furlough Days -- But, Hey, Four-Day Weekend

S.F. State Students, Staff Not Thrilled About Furlough Days -- But, Hey, Four-Day Weekend

For San Francisco State students, staff, and faculty, extended furlough weekends are kind of like a fantastic spread at a funeral. Sure the deli selection is outstanding and the bread is fresh and hot -- but Grandma's dead. So SFSU…
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Will San Francisco State Cultivate Vegan Venus Flytraps?

To answer the question posed in this article's headline: No. No it will not. In fact, if San Francisco State's greenhouse maven is to be believed, his carnivorous plants will be as far from vegan as possible, feasting on…
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News, The Snitch No More Pencils No More Books, No More Teachers' Dirty Looks -- The State Is Broke and Colleges are Closed

No More Pencils No More Books, No More Teachers' Dirty Looks -- The State Is Broke and Colleges are Closed

Those of us who grew up in Northern California never experienced the joy of a school "Snow Day" in which reading, writing, and arithmetic are abandoned in favor of the ecstasy of winter frolicking. Growing up here, I vividly…
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News, The Snitch Cabbage? Farts? Cabbage Farts? SFSU's Reticent Corpse Flower Finally Blooms, Sparks Debate as to What Vile Things it Smells Like.

Cabbage? Farts? Cabbage Farts? SFSU's Reticent Corpse Flower Finally Blooms, Sparks Debate as to What Vile Things it Smells Like.

Click here for a full slideshow of Corpse Flower nastiness goodness. After throwing off local experts by holding off with the goods for a full week, San Francisco State University's reticent corpse flower burst into bloom on July 4, with…
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News, The Snitch Prelude to a Stink: SFSU's Stubborn Corpse Flower Still Yet to Bloom

Prelude to a Stink: SFSU's Stubborn Corpse Flower Still Yet to Bloom

Is the long-delayed bloom of San Francisco State's reticent corpse flower somehow tied to the state budget process? As it stands, we have neither -- the state is issuing IOUs and the school's 14-year-old corpse flower, predicted as ready to…
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News, The Snitch Lucky You! SFSU Corpse Flower Has Yet To Emit Its Signature Noxious Stench -- So Viewing Hours Have Been Extended!

Lucky You! SFSU Corpse Flower Has Yet To Emit Its Signature Noxious Stench -- So Viewing Hours Have Been Extended!

San Francisco State greenhouse manager Martin Grantham reports that several hundred people have dropped by his muggy domain in the past several days -- but were sorely disappointed the place didn't stink like the fart depository. That's because, as we've…
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News, The Snitch Today Is Your Last Chance To Breathe In SFSU Corpse Flower's Delicate Stench Until God Knows When

Today Is Your Last Chance To Breathe In SFSU Corpse Flower's Delicate Stench Until God Knows When

Last week we reported that those of you who've ever been unable to to turn down an offer such as "Come smell this and tell me if it's rancid" or "Come see what tendon they're cutting up on the surgery…
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News, The Snitch Who Wants to Get a Whiff of Flower Smelling of Rotting, Fetid Bodies? You Know You Do -- Head to SFSU This Weekend.

Who Wants to Get a Whiff of Flower Smelling of Rotting, Fetid Bodies? You Know You Do -- Head to SFSU This Weekend.

Anecdotally, your humble narrator recalls a story about a local couple who demanded their money back from an area arboretum after their wedding was ruined by an unexpected blossoming of the garden's prize corpse flower. And they don't call it…
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News, The Snitch Aquatic Doo-Wop: Are San Francisco Fish Singing in Harmony?

Aquatic Doo-Wop: Are San Francisco Fish Singing in Harmony?

Professor Roger Bland can't be bothered to study just any singing fish. But a singing fish chorus? Now you're talking. The San Francisco State University professor of physics has been compiling MP3 clips of toadfish songs -- not via illegal…
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