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News, Insecurity: The Boston Bombings Create a Revival of Security Theater in S.F.

Insecurity: The Boston Bombings Create a Revival of Security Theater in S.F.

Metaphysical debates aren't your standard ballpark fare — but, as we've been told so often, 9/11 changed everything. In the wake of the terror attacks, Major League stadiums instituted "no backpack" rules — leading to high-decibel philosophical exchanges between stylish…
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News, The Snitch Obama Meets With Millionaires, Raises Millions During Trip to San Francisco

Obama Meets With Millionaires, Raises Millions During Trip to San Francisco

Amid all the crowds, traffic street closures, and protesters in downtown, President Barack Obama managed to shake down San Francisco for another $2 million in less than four hours yesterday afternoon.This just shows the president is still heavily reliant on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Here's Your Chance to Meet Willie Mays

Here's Your Chance to Meet Willie Mays

Not that long ago, it was common for Major League Baseball players -- All-Stars and minor leaguers alike -- to hold day-jobs in the off-season so they could pay the bills. There was no players union, and there was no…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "The Danger Point for Teen-Age Lovers": A "Picture Report" from a Lurid and Alarmist 1955 Magazine

"The Danger Point for Teen-Age Lovers": A "Picture Report" from a Lurid and Alarmist 1955 Magazine

Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from Golden State thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Picture Life, the Pocket-Size Magazine of People in Action Date: June, 1955 Publisher: Zenith Publishing, New York…
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Culture, Summer Guide Summer Guide: Sports Bars That Aren't Terrible

Summer Guide: Sports Bars That Aren't Terrible

Sporadic bursts of activity notwithstanding, baseball is as sweet and drowsy as summertime itself. Sure, there's the occasional home run, stolen base, or double play, but the true nature of the game is in the chitchat between the base runner…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Fresh Eats for the week of May 5-11, 2010

A weekly listing of new restaurants around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Art's Tapas + Sushi Lounge: 2353 Lombard (at Pierce), 931-7900, www.artstapassushi.com. Marina. Spanish and Japanese. Baan Thai House and Wine Bar: 534 Irving (at Sixth Ave.),…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Fresh Eats for the week of April 28-May 4, 2010

A weekly listing of new restaurants around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Art's Tapas + Sushi Lounge: 2353 Lombard (at Pierce), 931-7900, www.artstapassushi.com. Marina. Spanish and Japanese. Baan Thai House and Wine Bar: 534 Irving (at Sixth Ave.),…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Fresh Eats for the week of April 21-27, 2010

A weekly listing of new restaurants around town. To recommend a spot, e-mail fresheats. Baan Thai House and Wine Bar: 534 Irving (at Sixth Ave.), 379-4505. Inner Sunset. Thai. Bar Basic: 510 Brannan (at Fourth St.), 227-0449. SOMA. Cocktails. Calabria…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Fresh Eats for the week of April 14-20, 2010

Bar Basic: 510 Brannan (at Fourth St.), 227-0449. SOMA. Cocktails. Calabria Brothers: 2249 17th St. (at Utah), 863-1213. Potrero Hill. Deli and sandwiches. Chile Pies (& Ice Cream): 601 Baker (at Fulton), 614-9411. Panhandle. Pie and ice cream. Curry Up…
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News, The Snitch

You Can Call Him the Say-Hey Doctor Now: Willie Mays To Receive Honorary Degree from SFSU

New York baseball fans of the 1950s used to argue which of their center fielders was the game's best: The Yankees' Mickey Mantle, Brooklyn's Duke Snider, or the Giants' Willie Mays. Mays' case is looking better and better in…
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Music, Singer-Songwriter Joe Henry Captures <i>Civilians</i> at GAMH

Singer-Songwriter Joe Henry Captures Civilians at GAMH

Singer-songwriter Joe Henry — the literate purveyor of a kind of folk-imbued, smokily jazzified, contemporary "adult music" that in a far better world would reside at the top of the pop charts — has been making solo albums since the…
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News, The Snitch Want some money? Click here -- seriously!

Want some money? Click here -- seriously!

The furtive joy of discovering a $20 bill in an old pair of jeans is all the proof you'll need: Money found truly is sweeter than money earned. Uncovering cash that should have been paid to you from private…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Trivia Night

Tuesdays at the Bitter End 441 Clement (at Fifth Avenue), 221-9538, www.tomstrivia.com If you know where the Beatles performed their last concert and who played Rowdy Yates in Rawhide and how many times Willie Mays hit one out of…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors What's a Coxswain?

What's a Coxswain?

SAT-SUN 4/9-10 The Ivy League dreams that so many Californians secretly harbor (how else to explain the popularity of Abercrombie & Fitch?) may come true at the Windermere Collegiate Crew Classic, the largest rowing event on the West Coast. Here,…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Football Follies

Football Follies

WED 12/31 Bay Area football fans are probably relieved that the regular NFL season is over, especially after watching both local teams start in the basement and descend from there. But there's still great game to be seen at the…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Public Statue

What we're talking about here is a statue, a larger-than-life, three-dimensional artistic representation of the human animal, not some abstract slab of granite like the Banker's Heart that rests forlornly in front of the Bank of America Building. Several candidates…
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News, Dog Bites

Dog Bites

Abroad in the Hoochie Nation How we got the idea it would be a simple matter to show up at Pac Bell Park, buy tickets from a scalper, and watch the San Francisco Demons kick the L.A. Xtreme up and…
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Dining, Eat Here's the Pitch

Here's the Pitch

When I was a kid growing up in the Western Addition we lived two blocks away from big, bashful Willie McCovey, everybody's favorite Giant. (Willie Mays was the greatest baseball player of all time and as such was too monumental…
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Dining, Side Dish

Side Dish

Forward to the PastJon Varnedoe and Michael Hecht, the team behind Foreign Cinema, are reopening Bruno's come June 1. Besides a slightly redone and reconfigured dining room and the addition of a huge fish tank -- for the feng shui…
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