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News, Feature Outside Lands 2016

Outside Lands 2016

San Francisco's biggest music festival, this year's Outside Lands lineup does not disappoint. It's an eclectic mix of rappers, R&B crooners, electronic acts, and jazz impresarios, with headliners Lionel Richie, LCD Soundsystem, and Radiohead (who also performed at the festival's…
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News, Feature SF Weekly Outside Lands Staff Picks

SF Weekly Outside Lands Staff Picks

Eric Pratt The Art Guy "I'm a music festival junkie — I've already been to Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, and Northern Nights this year — so it's no surprise that this is my sixth consecutive year attending Outside Lands.…
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Music, All Shook Down Electronic-Pop Princess, MOONZz, Talks Outside Lands, Her First CD, and Performing at Northern Nights

Electronic-Pop Princess, MOONZz, Talks Outside Lands, Her First CD, and Performing at Northern Nights

Molly Williams, a.k.a. MOONZz, is a singer from Los Angeles with a velvety voice and a knack for crafting catchy dark electronic-pop songs. Her debut single, "Satisfy," came out in 2015, and was quickly snatched up by Victoria's Secret…
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News, Feature 5 Best Albums So Far

5 Best Albums So Far

Kanye West The Life of Pablo Before The Life of Pablo, I was proud to call myself one of Kanye West's biggest haters. Though his early stuff was commendable, Yeezus was an inelegant mash-up of genres that was more…
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News, Feature 10 Best Songs So Far

10 Best Songs So Far

Whitney "No Woman" With its breathy, falsetto vocals and lilting guitar melodies, Whitney could be the love-child of the Bee Gees and Bon Iver. Created from the ashes of another band — Smith Westerns — this 1-year-old septet from…
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News, Feature 5 Big Moments in Music So Far

5 Big Moments in Music So Far

Beyoncé's Halftime Show at the Super Bowl Forget about Coldplay or that lightweight Bruno Mars, because it was Beyoncé who made this year's Super Bowl halftime show great. Unlike her previous Super Bowl appearance — where she channeled her…
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News, Feature 5 Things to Look Forward To

5 Things to Look Forward To

Drake and Kanye West Coming to the Bay Area (As Well As Beyoncé's Return) It's been two years since Drake's last visit to the Bay Area — on tour, at least — and two years since Kanye West's performance…
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News, Feature Welcome, Super Bowl

Welcome, Super Bowl

Try as you may, there is no escape from Super Bowl 50, which has officially taken over San Francisco. Streets are closed, surveillance cameras are up, and the red carpet has been rolled out for the National Football League. But…
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Arthouse Movie Listings for Jan. 14-20, 2016

4-Star Theatre. Daddy's Home: Brad Taggart (Will Ferrell) is a kindhearted radio executive who wants to be the best possible stepfather to his wife's (Linda Cardellini) two children. When her freewheeling ex-husband Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) breezes back into town, Brad's…
Film, Arthouse Movie Listings for Jan. 7-13, 2016

Arthouse Movie Listings for Jan. 7-13, 2016

4-Star Theatre. Daddy's Home: Brad Taggart (Will Ferrell) is a kindhearted radio executive who wants to be the best possible stepfather to his wife's (Linda Cardellini) two children. When her freewheeling ex-husband Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) breezes back into town, Brad's…
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Arthouse Movie Listings for Dec. 31-Jan. 6, 2015

4-Star Theatre. Daddy's Home: Brad Taggart (Will Ferrell) is a kindhearted radio executive who wants to be the best possible stepfather to his wife's (Linda Cardellini) two children. When her freewheeling ex-husband Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) breezes back into town, Brad's…
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Arthouse Movie Listings for November 19-25, 2015

4-Star Theatre. 11th Annual Chinese American Film Festival: Seven days of films that demonstrate to the world how effectively the Chinese and American cultures can join together through the media of film to create unique and outstanding work. Through Nov.…
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Arthouse Movie Listings for November 5-11, 2015

4-Star Theatre. The Nightingale: Accompanied by his granddaughter (Xin Yi Yang) and his pet bird, a widower (Baotian Li) leaves Beijing to return to his native village. Nov. 6-12. East Side Sushi: A Latina woman (Diana Elizabeth Torres) aspires to…
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Arthouse Movie Listings for Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2015

4-Star Theatre. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension: Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan. Through Oct. 29. Crimson Peak: When her heart is stolen by…
News, Feature Life on the Streets: San Francisco’s Homeless in Their Own Words

Life on the Streets: San Francisco’s Homeless in Their Own Words

San Franciscans are experts in homelessness. We step over homeless people, over their belongings, over their shit just to get to work. We know exactly why people are on the streets, we tell each other. They're mentally ill. They're addicted…
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News, Feature Life on the Streets: Anne Marie

Life on the Streets: Anne Marie

Anne Marie Age: 47 Hometown: North Carolina Homeless four months Location: Highway 101 underpass I've been homeless almost five months. We were living on 68 6th Street. It's called the Shree Ganeshai Hotel. The manger there is a thief. He's…
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News, Feature Life on the Streets: George

Life on the Streets: George

George Age: 53 Hometown: Maine Homeless 18 years Location: Civic Center I came here from Maine. I was in the navy and went to school a couple times. Mostly I did warehouse work. A glass factory had a garage door…
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News, Feature Life on the Streets: Kermit

Life on the Streets: Kermit

Kermit Age: 60 Hometown: Richmond, California Homeless 20 years Location: Mason and Ellis streets I grew up in Richmond, California. My father just got my mother pregnant and ran off. I didn't really know my dad but he was from…
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News, Feature Life on the Streets: Lurch

Life on the Streets: Lurch

Lurch Age: 35 Hometown: Toledo, Ohio Homeless 13 years Location: Church Street, Castro I got the name back in high school. There was a group of kids, we all had nicknames from the Addams Family. We had Fester, we had…
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News, Feature Life on the Streets: Richard

Life on the Streets: Richard

Richard Age: 77 Hometown: Shawnee, Oklahoma Homeless four days Location: 16th and Mission I've been living on the street for four days. I'm getting kind of used to it. Man, there's people all over this town. A lot of them…
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