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Calendar, Night&Day Cyberpunk Soothsayer

Cyberpunk Soothsayer

William Gibson is not the first science fiction author to be given the hyperbolic label of prophet -- writing in the mid-1800s, Jules Verne foretold the coming of electric submarines, news broadcasts, solar sails, lunar modules, and video conferencing, which…
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News, The Snitch Google Attempts to Teach Everyone on the Planet That Being Gay Is Not a Crime

Google Attempts to Teach Everyone on the Planet That Being Gay Is Not a Crime

Hey homophobes, here's one more big corporation for you to boycott. Today is the day that Google launches its much-talked-about campaign, "Legalize Love." We know what you are thinking -- what do those geeks in Silicon Valley know about love?…
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Dining, SFoodie The Under-$10 Hookup: Lime Tree Southeast Asian Kitchen

The Under-$10 Hookup: Lime Tree Southeast Asian Kitchen

Last Thursday's KQED Forum radio show with Michael Krasny featured a chat with Bay Area food writers and restaurant critics including SF Weekly's Jonathan Kauffman. During listener call-ins, several requested recommendations for inexpensive dining. Well, at the risk of raising…
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Dining, Eat Take TWO

Take TWO

Restaurant owners performing radical makeovers have become a staple of the San Francisco scene. Upscale John Frank morphed into inexpensive Home; brasserie La Suite became Asian fusion cocktail lounge Sutra; Singapore-style Straits Cafe's now a tapas bar called Spanish Fly.…
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Film, Zoom Lens

Zoom Lens

Thanks to Four Star owner Frank Lee's fifth annual Asian Film Festival, you can fill your August moviegoing calendar with 25 recent works from the major film-producing countries of Asia, among them rare entries from Singapore and Vietnam, selected revivals…
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Dining, Eat Package Tour

Package Tour

Of all the Hawaiis I've come to know during six trips to the islands, I'm most familiar with two of them. On the one hand, you have the relatively untouched Hawaii of soaring cliffs and lush, incredible jungles, of brilliant…
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Dining, Eat Many Bites

Many Bites

Of all the restaurants I've eaten at this year, I don't think any proved as tantalizing in advance, as exquisite to anticipate, as LuLu's upscale little sister, Azie. "Exquisite" is a word that should be used a lot when describing…
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Dining, Social Grace

Just Desserts

Dear Social Grace, I have a friend who's educated, from a well-off family, stylish, and old enough to understand good table manners. My friend recently told me that her new mother-in-law (better educated, from a wealthier family, more stylish, and…
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Dining, Eat Mixed Greens

Mixed Greens

You don't usually see come-ons as sleek and downtown as Nasturtium when you're out in the Richmond trolling for draft Guinness and piroshki. After all, its setting is a neighborhood of one-family delicatessens, two-screen movie theaters, and three-story apartment buildings,…
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Calendar, Halloween

Savage Love

Hey, Faggot: I'm a relatively attractive 31-year-old GWM. I want to know how to meet nice, intelligent men without having to go to bars or baths! I was around the block at the ripe old age of 26 and haven't…
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Dining, Eat

Singapore Slingshot

Straits Cafe 3300 Geary (at Stanyan), 668-1783. Open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Reservations recommended. Parking difficult on street; paid lot next to…
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