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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Miley Gets Mad, Rihanna Pulls a Prank and Ad-Rock Wants You to Blame Your Parents

This Week: Miley Gets Mad, Rihanna Pulls a Prank and Ad-Rock Wants You to Blame Your Parents

“They are dinosaurs, and they are dying off. We are the new generation, and with that will come so much. We are moving forward. As much as we get distracted by stupid laws that make us feel like we’re…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Macklemore on <i>Sesame Street</i>, 2 Chainz on <i>Nancy Grace</i>, and Everyone Else on Sleater-Kinney

This Week: Macklemore on Sesame Street, 2 Chainz on Nancy Grace, and Everyone Else on Sleater-Kinney

"I have two beautiful little girls and I'm a great father. I just feel like, basically, everyone should take care of their own. It's about governing your own household and taking care of your own property. It's about having…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mature Monsters

Mature Monsters

Don't be fooled by the cute and colorful puppets. With profanity-laced songs such as "It Sucks to Be Me" and "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," Avenue Q is best for a night when the kids are with a babysitter.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mo' Mo Willems

Mo' Mo Willems

Before Sesame Street, Mo Willems was just like any other struggling New York talent. He had an improv troupe and a variety show on the Lower East Side. To keep up with bills, he hand-painted trading cards for his more…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Top 10 "Sexy" Halloween Costumes

Top 10 "Sexy" Halloween Costumes

We're not the type of person to harp on slutty Halloween costumes. We frankly don't give a damn about whether you think wearing a silver bikini makes you an "astronaut" because, let's be honest, Halloween is a holiday about getting…
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Film, "Somewhere Between": Flubbing the Adoption Issue

"Somewhere Between": Flubbing the Adoption Issue

As the documentary equivalent of a group character study, Somewhere Between isn't as sharply focused as you might hope. Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton (The World According to Sesame Street) never delves far enough into her subjects' stories for Somewhere Between…
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News, The Snitch "Cookie Monster" Offers Best Explanation Yet for Occupy Wall Street

"Cookie Monster" Offers Best Explanation Yet for Occupy Wall Street

A guy calling himself Cookie Monster has written what looks to us like the most clear and persuasive explanation for the Occupy movement we've seen anywhere, a copy-and-pastable screed that everyone should send to their crazy aunts and skeptical grandfolks.…
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Dining, SFoodie On <em>Sesame Street</em>, One Muppet Goes Hungry

On Sesame Street, One Muppet Goes Hungry

According to the New York Times, Sesame Street will be airing a very special episode on KQED and other PBS affiliates this coming Sunday at 7 p.m. Titled "Growing Hope Against Hunger," it will introduce a Muppet named Lily who comes from a "food…
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News, The Snitch Why Bert and Ernie Should Get Gay Married

Why Bert and Ernie Should Get Gay Married

It's about time someone pushed gay marriage on television's gayest couple -- Bert and Ernie. Even if you are a gay-hating, Christian-loving Republican, it's hard not to get a warm and fuzzy feeling when you see the "roommates" together on…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef: All-Stars</em>, Week 10: Ironing Chef

Top Chef: All-Stars, Week 10: Ironing Chef

Last night's Top Chef: All-Stars began with Dale mouthing off. "I'm not like these new-school parents who are like 'we're all winners' ― f@ck that. That's bullshit, man! Who ever said losing is okay? In what country is that cool?"…
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Music, BeatBox <i>Yo Gabba Gabba!</i>: Show Preview

Yo Gabba Gabba!: Show Preview

Some people might consider it cruel to carry your best friends in a briefcase — even a well-padded one — and to only let them out in 24-minute increments. But not Gabbaland's DJ Lance Rock. He's totally down with carting…
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Music, All Shook Down

Lil Jon Articulates the Virtues of Modern American Literature

Psych!There is nothing especially timely about the above, but it will make your day a little better. Or at least a little more surreal, which, in this specific case, equates to better.After the jump, an old favorite brought to you…
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Calendar, Night&Day I&#146;m More Than One, I&#146;m More Than Two ...

I’m More Than One, I’m More Than Two ...

“Whatcha doin’, Buffy?” Big Bird asks. “I’m feeding the baby, see, he’s drinking milk from my breast,” the woman replies. “That’s a funny way to feed a baby,” Big Bird says. “A lot of mothers feed their babies this way,”…
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Music, All Shook Down

The Top Six Weirdest Musical Appearances on Sesame Street

Last week, Katy Perry's cleavage got her appearance on Sesame Street canceled, due to a barrage of complaints from parents who saw the leaked clip on YouTube before it had a chance to air. We personally can't see what all…
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Calendar, Night&Day Visibly Animated

Visibly Animated

Al Jarnow’s free-association films serve as an astringent antidote to the wisecracking-animal-and-dancing-inanimate-object school of animation practiced by Pixar, Disney, and the other Hollywood studios. As the creator of Sesame Street’s science-themed animated movies, Jarnow just might have gotten into many…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tap Tap Tap

Tap Tap Tap

Dancers aren’t known for their smarts. Don’t shoot the messenger, it’s just a reality. Besides, who needs to be all brainy when you know how to move? The thing is, when a dancer is intelligent, society runs the risk of…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Undead on Arrival

Undead on Arrival

If you don't remember a game called The Typing of the Dead, you're not alone. Released on the failed Sega Dreamcast system, this gory, hilariously titled arcade-style shooter was in many ways exactly like its popular counterpart, The House of…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Fuzzy Fights

Fuzzy Fights

Sometimes it's the terrible ideas — say, a TV show about nothing, or stirring corn into your mashed potatoes — that turn out to be genius. Super Smash Bros. landed on the Nintendo 64 nearly 10 years ago, kicking off…
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Music, Janet takes control: Ms. Nasty is back in PVC chic

Janet takes control: Ms. Nasty is back in PVC chic

Sure, Madonna repeatedly toyed with BDSM in her videos, but she never publicly admitted to breast and genital piercings like Janet Jackson did. So, in case you weren't tipped off from the Velvet Rope tour onward, Jackson's innocuous Dream Street…
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News, The Snitch Meet the Man Who Shot Everyone in His Neighborhood &hellip; Not That That&rsquo;s a Bad Thing

Meet the Man Who Shot Everyone in His Neighborhood … Not That That’s a Bad Thing

Can S.F. photographer’s “warm and fuzzy” Web site conquer the world? By Joe Eskenazi “He was isolated.” “He didn’t know anybody.” “He kept to himself.” All of these descriptions are often tossed around in the wake of a neighborhood…
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