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Culture, Artcap

Art Review: Various: "Furthermore"

There's a reason tourists in New York always gravitate to Times Square, and it's in the faces of the family captured so brilliantly by photographer Louis Faurer in 1948: to be awed by the bright lights and bigness of Gotham.…
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News, The Snitch Times Square Billboard's Jilted Lover -- An SFSU Journalism Alum

Times Square Billboard's Jilted Lover -- An SFSU Journalism Alum

Well, it turns out that you can become rich and famous after graduating journalism school after all -- just not in the way you may have expected. YaVaughnie Wilkins -- whose fifteen minutes of infamy have started ticking -- made…
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News, Matt Smith Owner of the Warfield pushes billboard ballot measure

Owner of the Warfield pushes billboard ballot measure

Real estate investor David Addington, 42, walks down the part of Market Street that intersects San Francisco's Skid Row, motioning at run-down century-old buildings and describing his plan to lead an economic renaissance. "Take a look down the sidewalk. You…
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News, Clickable Clit Infiltrating


The Clickable Clit continues this week with more online adventures from the personal life of an SF-based cybersex expert... Wednesday, August 6, 11:10 a.m. Oh my God, my cybersex matchmaking site is overrun by faceless men. Let me explain: I…
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Film, What a Toad

What a Toad

Hard to believe that it's been 20 years since the release of The Princess Bride, if only because it hasn't aged a day — the mark of something truly, blessedly timeless. Bereft of the pop-culture gags that curdle the Shrek…
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Film, Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue

Furtive anonymous sex and deep psychological insight don't usually accompany one another -- except in the writings of John Rechy and Irving Rosenthal. But they most certainly do in Porn Theatre, writer/director/actor Jacques Nolot's uncannily subtle mood piece, helpfully retitled…
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Culture, Stage

Elaine Stritch at Liberty

The boozy stage memoir of a career on Broadway is turning into a genre of its own, now that a great generation of Broadway babies is growing old. Charles Nelson Reilly came to town two years ago with a chatty,…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Hipster Nostalgia

If you haven't noticed, kid power is all the rage these days. From the Toughskin-chic look to bike riding and make-out sessions, city hipsters seem determined to bring back the glory days of youth, when "rent" meant paying for skates…
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Dining, Eat Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies

"Maybe it's much too early in the game," muses Ella Fitzgerald from the depths of my stereo speakers, "oh but I thought I'd ask you just the same: What are you doing New Year's ... New Year's Eve?" Perhaps the…
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Dining, The Man Who Came to Dinner The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Like any sensible, self-respecting Californian, I decided to cautiously usher in year 2000 from the sober vantage point of my backyard bomb shelter. Nah, actually I was in Times Square. Well, not right in the middle of it, but…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Sleazy Does It

The Disneyfication of Times Square has meant more than just the replacement of homeless hookers and dazed crackheads with Mickey Mouse and MTV. The Square's infamous grindhouses -- those collapsing ex-movie palaces where derelicts with a dollar could join furtive…
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Second Time Around

Celebration of Sludge For hipsters bored by the lounge, there's a new cultural space to reinhabit -- the grindhouse, as a five-film retrospective of the Al Adamson oeuvre returns us briefly to the gloriously dank movie palaces of 1960s Times…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Gotham Gag and Gargle It's an 8 pm curtain at Marquis Theatre, a plush entertainment complex amid the neon assault of Times Square. A capacity crowd has paid upwards of 70 bucks to glean thoughtful insight - and more than…
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