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Film, "The Rum Diary": Giddy, High-Speed Tale Never Hits Full Velocity

"The Rum Diary": Giddy, High-Speed Tale Never Hits Full Velocity

Written and directed by Bruce Robinson, The Rum Diary adapts a novel Hunter S. Thompson began in the early '60s and published, under Johnny Depp's auspices, more than three decades later. A first-person account of the drinking life on a…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats

Fresh Eats

Sunday Morning Ritual It's not hard to spot your bowl of Gallardos' birria ($7.50) coming out of the kitchen, snaking around the families filling the center of the dining room, gliding toward a soft landing below your nose. The stew…
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Dining, The Mix

Local Motion

To roll down Mission into the heart of the Excelsior is to discover a self-contained -- and, to many people, unfamiliar -- village of taquerias, humble Chinese joints, Latino markets, and venerable institutions like Joe's Fish Grotto ("Since 1946"). Barhopping…
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Calendar, Night&Day Heavy Hitters

Heavy Hitters

The Puerto Rican band Puya plays a blend of metallic salsa and powerhouse rock so good it doesn't matter what language it's in. The group fuses Spanglish rap vocals with sexy island rhythms, luring a large crossover audience of metalheads…
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Calendar, Halloween

Night Crawler

The Rocket Also Rises As night falls, the dusty air in Tultepec, Mexico, begins to cool. The city's arid hues of brown and beige are transposed into cooling shades of blue. Strings of electric light bulbs hiss into life, illuminating…
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