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Calendar, Night&Day EnvironMANtal Movement

EnvironMANtal Movement

Take the Toyota Prius: It’s obviously driven by pansies with too much money and not enough sense to know that any car worth its steel and glass should go fast. Or how about those people in Berkeley who make biodiesel…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Holy Toledo!

Holy Toledo!

History lesson: Parts of ancient Spain had Christians, Muslims, and Jews living in the same city. And back then (Oh hey! As now!) such mixing was rare, rare, rare. Germanic Visigoths, North Africans, Arabic Muladi, Sephardic Jews, and Catholics all…
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Calendar, Night&Day In the Good Old Days

In the Good Old Days

History lesson: Parts of ancient Spain had Christians, Muslims, and Jews living in the same city. And back then (Oh hey! As now!) such mixing was rare, rare, rare. Germanic Visigoths, North Africans, Arabic Muladi, Sephardic Jews, and Catholics all…
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Film, Home Life in Hell

Home Life in Hell

World-weary skeptics might be tempted to pass on Iciar Bollain's Take My Eyes the moment they learn its heroine is yet another victim of domestic violence. But that would be a mistake. The brilliant Spanish filmmaker who directed and co-wrote…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Announcer

The legendary broadcaster is doing only radio these days, but he's still the best in the Bay Area. In fact, radio is the medium that best allows for appreciation of King's dulcet Midwestern tones, dry sense of humor, and trademark…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Sound Off

Sound Off

FRI-SAT 2/6-7 Bring up the concept of "sound art," and you'll likely get a surprising reaction. Folks outside the underground art scene are curious until they hear a few samples, then they're either mystified by the style's appeal or appreciate…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

As one always to be in front of the curve and behind the eight ball, Geoff Ellsworth (of the one-man musical troupe the Towne Dandies) has abandoned his pirate musical for a lone wolf on the prairie sort of thing…
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Culture, Stage

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

For reasons I doubt anyone can explain, the acting in this show seems to be split down the middle of the stage. As long as the action stays on the right -- in the band room where Ma Rainey's session…
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Film,

Reel World

Cruising Am I the only one in town who's not stupid with delirium about the imminent opening of the upscale gigantiplex and shopping mall called Sony Metreon? My antipathy for the project has nothing to do with Sony's failure to…
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Music,

The House of Tudor

Nigerian percussionist Babatunde Olatunji was the first person to turn the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart onto drums. He has also done some things worthy of note in the course of his 40-year career. In 1959, he released Drums of Passion,…
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Music,

Night Crawler

The large door swings open as if anticipating a new arrival. The doorman, a sleek black man in a cream-colored suit, smiles and with a gesture of welcome bids us enter the inner sanctum of Bruno's, the Mission's hottest supper…
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SF Weekly Picks

Wednesday, July 10 Jack Duval Combo Hey kitten, lookin' for something that's finger-snappin' cool? Every Wednesday night, this suave combo serves up seductive platefuls of Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington, all soaked in a savory marinade…
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