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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: <i>Fancy Animal Carnival</i> Prances at Civic Center Plaza

Tourism for Locals: Fancy Animal Carnival Prances at Civic Center Plaza

San Francisco lives in a bubble all its own. Our surroundings are fantastical and bright—thus always evoking an image of city of perpetually effulgent color, despite the enclosing fog cover. Now, for the time being, there's another artist adding…
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Calendar, Night&Day East Comes West

East Comes West

If one of the jobs of a great city is to provide residents with a boon of affordable festivals, then San Francisco deserves a raise. If your rigorous schedule of themed weekend arts endeavors has you missing soccer practice or…
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News, The Snitch Chiu, Lee Talk About Repairing Relationship Between Mayor and the Board of Supervisors

Chiu, Lee Talk About Repairing Relationship Between Mayor and the Board of Supervisors

If there is anything that the new Board of Supervisors can learn from their predecessors, it's that provoking the mayor can only backfire. After a tense week that shook San Francisco's political circles, Supervisor David Chiu today invited city administrator…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee Is Back from Taiwan, Chiu Acting Mayor Starting This Afternoon

Ed Lee Is Back from Taiwan, Chiu Acting Mayor Starting This Afternoon

​The political hullabaloo that's monopolized City Hall over the last week is finally dissipating. After a week that included tense debate, bitter accusations, and bizarre threats that further crystallized San Francisco's political dysfunction, the city can only hope for a breather.Here's the…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Giants May Open 2011 in Taiwan

San Francisco Giants May Open 2011 in Taiwan

If the San Francisco Giants play a two-game set against Arizona in Taiwan -- well, which one is the home team? Major League Baseball has a while to work out who would wear gray and who dons the home whites…
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News, The Snitch Oops: Pentagon Accidentally Sent Taiwan Nuclear Material. Again.

Oops: Pentagon Accidentally Sent Taiwan Nuclear Material. Again.

An article in today's Guardian UK reports that the Pentagon sent Taiwan an unexpected shipment of electrical fuses for Minutemen nuclear missiles. Taiwanese officials were expecting a far less exciting shipment of helicopter batteries. This isn't the first time we've…
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Film, A Woven Life

A Woven Life

With luck, Yi Yi (A One and a Two), the seventh release from writer/director Edward Yang, one of Taiwan's most respected filmmakers, will open a vein of interest in Taiwan's cinema, but it will be an uphill struggle. While it's…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Free TaiwanI am a fan of Joel Engardio's coverage of globalized gay issues, but was disappointed to see him passing on the People's Republic of China characterization of Taiwan as a "breakaway province" ("Comrades of the People's Republic," Postscript, April…
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News, Postscript Comrades of the People's Republic

Comrades of the People's Republic

Not far from where Mao Zedong is preserved under glass for the thousands of flower-bearing Communists who parade past his body every day, a different kind of comrade gathers on the edge of Tiananmen Square. This variety hasn't yet caused…
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Film,

Second Time Around

"Edward Yang: A New Day in Taiwan" Sleek, eerily uninhabited high-rises. Pop music blaring in minimalls and restaurants. Cheap framed prints of American movie stars on apartment walls. Disgruntled employees on shooting sprees. Corporate greed and casual sex. Broken marriages,…
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Film,

Beauty and the East

Ancestors in the Americas, Part II (U.S.A., 1998) The men who left China to come to California in the mid-19th century were called "gold mountain men" by the wives they left behind. But their lives were far from the idyllic…
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Film,

Journey to the East

The festival is presented by the National Asian American Telecommunications Association (NAATA). All screenings are at the Kabuki Theater, 1881 Post (at Fillmore), except as noted. Ancillary screening sites include the Pacific Film Archive, 2625 Durant (at College) in Berkeley;…
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God Inc.

If true believers are made in the image and likeness of God, then the followers of Supreme Master Ching Hai should be wearing gold lame gowns and toting lavender parasols. From her headquarters in Taiwan, the 46-year-old Ching Hai claims…
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