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Calendar, Night&Day At the Core of Jobs

At the Core of Jobs

Steve Jobs always knew how to captivate an audience. Through memorable high-profile product introductions over the years, he made it nearly impossible to see an Apple Inc. gadget without associating it with him. But in the wake of his death,…
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News, Sucka Free City Get Missed: How to Make a Missed Connection in San Francisco

Get Missed: How to Make a Missed Connection in San Francisco

"We chatted. I drooled you smiled. Let's meet again. Somewhere with a table would be nice." So it goes at Craigslist's Missed Connections (MC), where strangers who hope that their initial failure to connect can be remedied by recalling the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New to S.F.: Icebreaker's Ramo Baa-aaa-ares His Chest for Shameless Plug

New to S.F.: Icebreaker's Ramo Baa-aaa-ares His Chest for Shameless Plug

Going back to work after the holidays can be rough. So it's nice when the news comes directly to us. Even better? When it's posing in our lobby as a half-man, half-ram. It was hard to ignore the rather…
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News, The Snitch "Occupy" and "99 Percent" Shortlisted for Word of the Year

"Occupy" and "99 Percent" Shortlisted for Word of the Year

​Oxford University Press announced its 2011 Word of the Year on Wednesday. And it is ... drumroll please ... "Squeezed middle." Which brings to mind another word: "Huh?" Probably not the reaction the lexicographers were going for. "Squeezed middle," it…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Q&A with Written? Kitten! Creators While Using Written? Kitten! (Lots of Cute Kitten Pictures)

Q&A with Written? Kitten! Creators While Using Written? Kitten! (Lots of Cute Kitten Pictures)

This post was written with the help of incredibly cute kittens. The most surprising thing about the website Written? Kitten! is that it wasn't invented until now. As its developers Alex Bayley and Emily Turner know full well, if there's…
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News, Sucka Free City Women at Occupy SF: They Are Few But Mighty

Women at Occupy SF: They Are Few But Mighty

The nationwide Occupy demonstrations intended to shine a light on inequality by rallying against the "1 percent" of people who control America's power and wealth. But that doesn't mean that the people who have settled into tents for the long…
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Overheard in S.F.: Various Discussions Happening in the Occupy Camp

• Overheard: the theme song from the 1990s Nickelodeon TV show Salute Your Shorts, about a group of kids at the fictional Camp Anawanna, emanating from loudspeakers. • The protesters call Debra Lujan "Mama" because she took to doting on…
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Flash Mob to Occupy San Francisco and Oakland

Flash mobs are arguably the only good type of mob. It was supposed to be just another ordinary visit to the mall, and then bam. A crowd of people spontaneously broke into dance. That's why Dancing Without Borders, an Oakland…
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News, The Snitch Bay Area Gay Dog Owners: Will Someone Please Throw Them a Bone?

Bay Area Gay Dog Owners: Will Someone Please Throw Them a Bone?

Only hours remain until the Meetup.com group Bay Area Gay Dog Owners disappears forever. The group's name alone has kept us asking the same question: Are the dogs gay, or just the dog owners? After a cursory investigation, we learned…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF: Mysterious Urinator Pisses Off Protesters

Occupy SF: Mysterious Urinator Pisses Off Protesters

Despite a couple of violent brushes with police this weekend, the Occupy San Francisco movement has been relatively quiet compared to its sister camp in Oakland, which has managed to make national headlines. But while there have been no police…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Steve Jobs' Biographer to Speak in S.F. on a Complex Man at a Confusing Time

Steve Jobs' Biographer to Speak in S.F. on a Complex Man at a Confusing Time

Steve Jobs always knew how to captivate an audience. Through strong performances over the years introducing technological advances at Apple Inc., he made it nearly impossible to see an Apple product without associating it with him. But in the wake…
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News, The Snitch 11/11/11 -- 11 Tweets in 11 Minutes

11/11/11 -- 11 Tweets in 11 Minutes

Numerologists, rejoice. People are losing their minds today over the fact that it's 11/11/11, an event that happens only once every 100 years, and packs a much better palindromic punch than 9/9/09 or 10/10/10. The date also has connections to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Tips from Harlequin Romance Editors for Wannabe Writers

Five Tips from Harlequin Romance Editors for Wannabe Writers

November is shaping up to be quite the literary bonanza. Earlier this week we told you about National Novel Writing Month, where writers of all types get together and attempt to squeeze 50,000 words out in just 30 days. The…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist How National Novel Writing Month Became a Thing

How National Novel Writing Month Became a Thing

The first rule of National Novel Writing Month is you don't talk about National Novel Writing Month. Actually, that's not true. The first and only rule is that you write as much as you possibly can. Known by the phonetically…
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News, Feature Pros and Condoms: S.F. Emphasizes HIV Treatment, but a New Generation Advocates Bareback Sex

Pros and Condoms: S.F. Emphasizes HIV Treatment, but a New Generation Advocates Bareback Sex

Illustration by Edel Rodriguez. Everything had to come off when Claude Wynne arrived at the Frisky SF party in the loft above the Mr. S Leather sex shop. This was a naked dance party — sex was a given.…
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News, The Snitch It's a Bad Week To Be a Gay Animal

It's a Bad Week To Be a Gay Animal

SF Weekly used to bring you the regular "This Week in Gay" column, and now -- given certain events that have transpired over the past few days -- we are happy to partially resurrect the defunct column with our first…
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News, The Snitch Vote for Mayor Ed Lee ... The Halloween Costume

Vote for Mayor Ed Lee ... The Halloween Costume

We nearly forgot it was Halloween, with it being a Monday and all and the news that Kim Kardashian's inevitable divorce was confirmed days after the doomed union was broadcasted on TV.But we were reminded that it was both Halloween…
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News, Sucka Free City Gay Pets? S.F. Dog Owners Debate Animals' Orientations

Gay Pets? S.F. Dog Owners Debate Animals' Orientations

On Meetup.com, there is never a shortage of curious social gatherings, and BAGDO — Bay Area Gay Dog Owners — is no exception. Does the adjective "gay" modify "owners"or "dogs"? The group's description doesn't clear much up: "A group of…
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News, The Snitch Apple Unveils <del>iPhone 5</del> iPhone 4S Today

Apple Unveils iPhone 5 iPhone 4S Today

Unlike Apple CEO Tim Cook, we're going to cut to the chase and tell you what you really want to know from the Let's Talk iPhone event that kicked off at 10 a.m. today at Apple headquarters in Cupertino. For…
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News, The Snitch <em>King of the Nerds</em> Is Looking for Bay Area Geeks

King of the Nerds Is Looking for Bay Area Geeks

When television producers say they're looking for the biggest nerds out there for a new reality show, it's hard to tell whether it's one of those laughing-with-you or laughing-at-you situations.But it sounds like the people behind King of the Nerds mean…
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