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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Tom Waits hasn't toured since 2008, but he's just been added to the Sunday lineup for Neil Young's acoustic Bridge School Benefit concert at Shoreline. Expect Waits to play songs from 2011's Bad As Me, with a band that…
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Music, All Shook Down Data Confirms That We Talk About Twerking Waaay More Than We Talk About Syria

Data Confirms That We Talk About Twerking Waaay More Than We Talk About Syria

You Twitter users probably know instinctively that twerking is a vastly more popular subject of discussion on the social network than possible war with Syria. (Thanks, Miley!) But how much more popular is kind of shocking -- and totally quantifiable,…
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Music, All Shook Down Omar Souleyman Brings His Middle Eastern Party Music to S.F.

Omar Souleyman Brings His Middle Eastern Party Music to S.F.

You may never have heard of Omar Souleyman, but he's something of a folk hero in his native Syria. Since 1994, he and his musical compatriots have released hundreds of cassette albums of predominantly live recordings, which have long been…
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Film, Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers

Humor can be a great weapon for directors who deal in grave subjects. Danis Tanovic proved that with No Man's Land, his Oscar-winning black comedy about the Bosnian-Serbian war. Elia Suleiman accomplished something similar with Divine Intervention, his absurdist take…
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