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News, The Snitch Luke Skywalker Cracks Down on Fake Autograph Dealers in California

Luke Skywalker Cracks Down on Fake Autograph Dealers in California

Fake autographs generate more than $900 million a year, according to the FBI. Star Wars actor Mark Hamill knows better than most just how much rabid fans will shell out for signed memorabilia — and how often they’re duped by…
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Dining, SFoodie Thursday Four: Millennium Falcon Made of Dark Chocolate, Little Gem Opens

Thursday Four: Millennium Falcon Made of Dark Chocolate, Little Gem Opens

Thomas Keller's Little Gem Opens The Thomas Keller Group has opened a new restaurant in Hayes Valley named for a lettuce. The…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist FRIDAY: <i>Star Wars</i> Lightsaber Battle (And After Party)

FRIDAY: Star Wars Lightsaber Battle (And After Party)

Didn't get a Force Awakens ticket? Hopelessly infatuated with pillow fights and flash mobs and the Color Run and everything of that ilk? Well, good, because this Friday, there is a Lightsaber Battle in which 13,000 fans who secretly…
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Dining, SFoodie Exclusive: Bear Versus Bull, Alamo Drafthouse's New Menu

Exclusive: Bear Versus Bull, Alamo Drafthouse's New Menu

Seldom do you see one of the biggest openings of a given year take place during the last two weeks of it, but that’s the way the calendar fell in 2015. The Alamo Drafthouse’s debut coincided with what will…
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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday Nine: Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio Opens Tonight, Mister Jiu's Opens in March

Tuesday Nine: Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio Opens Tonight, Mister Jiu's Opens in March

Artís Coffee Like Donald Trump's resilient poll numbers, we should probably…
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Dining, SFoodie Monday Six: SpoonRocket Delivers "Ham Solos," Bender's Hosts Bikes to Books

Monday Six: SpoonRocket Delivers "Ham Solos," Bender's Hosts Bikes to Books

May the Forks Be With You: SpoonRocket's Star Wars Menu Later…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist A Sneak Peek Inside the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission

A Sneak Peek Inside the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission

After a few years of uncertainty, the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission will have its big official do-or-die launch on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A week before, on Dec. 10, both the legitimate press…
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Dining, SFoodie Chatting With Chef Ronnie New About What's Doing at Alamo Drafthouse

Chatting With Chef Ronnie New About What's Doing at Alamo Drafthouse

When I got a walk-through of the New Mission Theater earlier this week, it looked like a construction zone by way of the Vatican. In preparation for the Alamo  Drafthouse’s opening next Thursday, Dec. 10, there were hundreds of…
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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday Seven: Back to the Future Day at Barrel Head, SpoonRocket Halloween Candy

Tuesday Seven: Back to the Future Day at Barrel Head, SpoonRocket Halloween Candy

Back to the Future Day at Barrel Head BrewhouseTomorrow is Back…
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Culture, The Whore Next Door Winter Is Coming on Your Face: The Art of Porn Parody

Winter Is Coming on Your Face: The Art of Porn Parody

With titles like Hung Wankenstein, Pulp Friction, and my personal favorite, Edward Penis-Hands (I laugh every single time), the genre of porn parody has lived comfortably in the realm of comedy for years. But there's nothing funny about how much…
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Music, All Shook Down Why Did Lady Gaga Release Another Version of "Do What U Want"?

Why Did Lady Gaga Release Another Version of "Do What U Want"?

We've been ignoring Lady Gaga and R. Kelly's "Do What U Want" track for months now, based almost entirely on the fact that the phrase "Do what you want with my body" is one of the last things anyone should…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Seeing Stars: Chewbacca Instagrams his Adventures in San Francisco

Seeing Stars: Chewbacca Instagrams his Adventures in San Francisco

It looks like Los Angeles and New York are no longer the home of the stars. San Francisco has acquired a new resident who is out of this planet in fame and visibility. He is so famous that he doesn't…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Licensed to Blecch: <i>Mad</i> Magazine's James Bond Parodies

Licensed to Blecch: Mad Magazine's James Bond Parodies

The new James Bond movie Skyfall has been out for a few weeks now, grossing nearly $789M worldwide and getting a healthy 91 percent on the Tomatometer. That's a damn shame, too, because it means that hundreds of critics were…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Disney Buys Lucasfilm, New <i>Star Wars</i> Planned for 2015

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, New Star Wars Planned for 2015

The Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm Ltd (which includes LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound) from George Lucas for a cool $4.05 billion on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Along with the transaction came the announcement that Disney intends to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 20 Best <I>Star Wars</I> Costumes at the Giants Game

20 Best Star Wars Costumes at the Giants Game

Day games in September are notoriously unattended -- the kids are back in school, (who skips class to go to the ol' ballpark in 2012? Nobody.) the kids who do go often get in for free, and yes, there are…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Chewbacca Roar Contest, Obviously

Video of the Day: Chewbacca Roar Contest, Obviously

We knew there must be several roar contests in existence, but we weren't really expecting a bunch of Chewbacca's running around a hospital. Here's a video of employees at Clovis Community Medical Center in Clovis, Calif. during Nurses/Hospital Week…
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Twitter's Dick Movie Meme Has Some Stiff Competition

#NameYourDickAfterAMovie The Titanic, cos Leonardo DiCaprio died after being on it for 2 hrs— James Carr-Dear (@JCarrDear) July 19, 2012 The latest hashtag folks are all a'twitter over on Twitter is the awe-inspiring #NameYourDickAfterAMovie. We don't usually remark on boner…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Retro Nerd Alert No. 3: Bob Wilkins Talks <i>Hardware Wars</i> & More on <i>Creature Features</i>

Retro Nerd Alert No. 3: Bob Wilkins Talks Hardware Wars & More on Creature Features

We've talked before about the Bob Wilkins' special The Star Trek Dream and his kiddie show Captain Cosmic, but most people in the Bay Area remember him from his horror host gig Creature Features, from 1971 to 1979. I don't…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist In 1982, Solid Ideas Collided with Reagan Values and <i>Star Wars</i> for a Great Sci-Fi Run

In 1982, Solid Ideas Collided with Reagan Values and Star Wars for a Great Sci-Fi Run

I recently discovered, through an unscientific process driven by my own dorkdom, that 1982 remains the high point of creative, unusual, and commercially successful science fiction and fantasy film-making. For in that year, a huge run of genre films was…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Star Wars</em> Comic Book Artists Speak on the Birth of an Empire

Star Wars Comic Book Artists Speak on the Birth of an Empire

In the ever-expanding supernova of subsidiary content in the Star Wars universe (action figures, Lego sets, video games, novels, TV movies, cartoons, and theme park rides), comic books hold a special place. One reason is because the first of Marvel's…
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