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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands 2015: Things Done Changed!

Outside Lands 2015: Things Done Changed!

The eighth edition of Outside Lands has come and gone, leaving thousands of music fans with sore calves and dusty shoes from tromping around Golden Gate Park for the past three days. There were a number of significant changes to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Aasif Mandvi Opens Up in <i>No Land's Man</i>

Aasif Mandvi Opens Up in No Land's Man

Aasif Mandvi, a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, is also an actor in theater, movies, and TV. Now he’s written a memoir, No Land’s Man, looking back at his life as an Indo-British-Muslim-American. In the book, Mandvi…
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Culture, Kill Your Television Topical Chairs: The Great Hosting Upheaval

Topical Chairs: The Great Hosting Upheaval

When Daily Show correspondent John Oliver took over for Jon Stewart last summer, I for one was thrilled. In all honesty, I find Jon Stewart highly annoying. He's great when he's pinned against right-wing douchebag pundits, sure, but the simpering…
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Calendar, Night&Day Drool School

Drool School

Best-selling gross-out science writer Mary Roach, whose popular nonfiction books Spook and Stiff covered ideas about the afterlife and the physical process of postmor-tem decay, has a new book out. In Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, the Oakland-based author…
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News, The Snitch Viacom's Insane Move to Yank Shows From the Web

Viacom's Insane Move to Yank Shows From the Web

Viacom's decision to yank its programming from the web last week as a tactic in its dispute with DirecTV was absolutely insane. The last people to realize this fact were Viacom's executives. As of Tuesday, the company had restored The…
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News, Sucka Free City Progressively Modest: Eric Mar Stays out of the Headlines

Progressively Modest: Eric Mar Stays out of the Headlines

Supervisor Eric Mar won't make national news shutting down late-night fast-food restaurants or getting a strippermobile towed from an Outer Richmond street. Maybe that's the idea. The former head of the school board and mainstay of the city's progressive wing…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Curious Case of Olivia Munn Hate: It's Woman vs. Woman

The Curious Case of Olivia Munn Hate: It's Woman vs. Woman

I've never quite understood the ire that actress/model Olivia Munn is able to evoke from women on the Internet, a fact I was reminded of in light of her recent explicit photo scandal. Gossip blog Celebitchy attributed the hacked (or…
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News, The Snitch <i>The Daily Show</i>: John Burton, Democratic Party Chair, Explains How F**ked Up California Is

The Daily Show: John Burton, Democratic Party Chair, Explains How F**ked Up California Is

It's always a great day to be a reporter when politicians are dropping F-bombs, especially when they are dropping them in reference to California's depressing finances. Of course, it makes even better fodder for The Daily Show, which did a…
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News, The Snitch Pete Fecteau, San Francisco Artist, Turns Nerdy Rubik's Cubes into Fine Art

Pete Fecteau, San Francisco Artist, Turns Nerdy Rubik's Cubes into Fine Art

In the '70s, Rubik's Cubes were nerds' weapons of choice, and in the late 2000's, speedcubing -- and its crazy cousin, blindfolded speedcubing -- became (sorta) cool.But S.F. artist Pete Fecteau is turning Rubik's Cubes into large-scale mosaic art, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fighting Fire with Laughter

Fighting Fire with Laughter

Wyatt Cenac regularly skewers the inherent absurdities in politics and race relations as a correspondent for The Daily Show. (See: “Rapper or Republican?”) Catch the Texas native on stage doing standup, however, and you’ll see someone far more casual, but…
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News, The Snitch BART to Get Its Gay on for Pride

BART to Get Its Gay on for Pride

Remember when The Daily Show made fun of San Francisco for getting, ahem, topped by Minneapolis as the gayest city in the nation? Well, perhaps BART is helping us try to make a comeback, just in time for Gay Pride.…
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News, The Snitch <i>The Daily Show</i> Visits S.F. to Find Out Why We Aren't the Gayest City Anymore (Video)

The Daily Show Visits S.F. to Find Out Why We Aren't the Gayest City Anymore (Video)

It was a disappointing, ahem, blow to learn that San Francisco, the home of the cock-shaped cookie, is no longer the gayest city in America. In fact, we didn't even make the top 10. At No. 11, San Francisco fell…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Is a Preview

This Is a Preview

If comedian Demetri Martin’s career were dropped into one of his trademark pie charts, one slice would be “Comedy Central star,” one slice would be “law school dropout,” one slice would be “Daily Show correspondent,” and a tiny sliver, really…
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Calendar, Night&Day Special! So Special!

Special! So Special!

Cheerful in outline and yet prone to maudlin bulges in its middle, Today's Special stars Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi as Samir, a sous-chef on the make in New York City. A second-generation immigrant with parents safely stowed in Queens,…
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Calendar, Night&Day She's Not Laughing <i>with</i> You ...

She's Not Laughing with You ...

Versatile jokester Kristen Schaal might be best recognized for her roles as wide-eyed stalker Mel on Flight of the Conchords and the senior women’s issues correspondent on The Daily Show. But maybe that’s trying to put too fine a point…
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Calendar, Night&Day Gives Good Headline

Gives Good Headline

If you’re a fan of the comedy news format -- The Daily Show, The Colbert Report -- you have Lizz Winstead to thank, in part. The writer, producer, and comedian was co-creator of The Daily Show, co-hosted “Unfiltered” on Air…
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Calendar, Night&Day Back to You, John

Back to You, John

As both a staff writer and the Senior British Correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, John Oliver exists in an ethereal realm of striking and working at the same time. It's a delicate role: On the show's return,…
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The Daily Show, The State, and Vagina Dentatas — It's Your Monday Morning Hangover

It's Monday, January 21st, and SF Sketchfest is in full swing. The Daily Show's John Oliver appears at Cobb's Friday, and John Vandersclice appears with The State's Michael Showalter tonight. Also, first person to comment on this post with a…
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The Daily Show, The State, and Vagina Dentatas — It's Your Monday Morning Hangover

It's Monday, January 21st, and SF Sketchfest is in full swing. The Daily Show's John Oliver appears at Cobb's Friday, and John Vandersclice appears with The State's Michael Showalter tonight. Also, first person to comment on this post with a…
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The Daily Show, The State, and Vagina Dentata — It's Your Monday Morning Hangover

It's Monday, January 21, and SF Sketchfest is in full swing. The Daily Show's John Oliver appears at Cobb's Friday, and John Vanderslice appears with The State's Michael Showalter tonight. Also, first person to comment on this post with a…
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