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News, The Snitch Gloating 101: What Banners to Fly Over Dodgers Stadium Tonight

Gloating 101: What Banners to Fly Over Dodgers Stadium Tonight

It's been four months and 29 days since millions of Giants fans and players paraded through the Orange and Black-decked arteries of San Francisco, dangling red thongs, airing Prop 19-related grievances, spraying champagne, and raging in ways few bearded men…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Arabs Gone Wild: Comics Get Serious Laughs at Cobb's

Arabs Gone Wild: Comics Get Serious Laughs at Cobb's

In Middle Eastern revolutions and uprisings in recent years, we've heard the voice of the region expressed via Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in addition to more traditional news media. It's all been pretty serious stuff. But the comics comprising Arabs…
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Calendar, Night&Day Calypso's Better Half

Calypso's Better Half

Ask 100 calypso musicians what their genre is all about, and you’ll get 100 different answers: politics, religion, science, education, sport, romance. The prevailing attitude in Trinidad seems to be if you can write a story about it, you can…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Word for Word Stays True to Greer's <i>The Islanders</i> but Can't Dodge Redundant Moments

Word for Word Stays True to Greer's The Islanders but Can't Dodge Redundant Moments

Adapting a work of literature into a piece of theater word-for-word, literally, is an audacious and risky undertaking. Verbalizing the "he saids" and "she thoughts" of a story and the myriad adverbs and adjectives could turn a one-hour play into…
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Music, All Shook Down How To Manage Your iPod Without Looking Like an Idiot or a Crazy Person

How To Manage Your iPod Without Looking Like an Idiot or a Crazy Person

iPod gigs don't grow on trees, as much as we've tried to plant lesser MP3 devices in the ground (in hopes of a bountiful Apple product harvest). And until somebody makes an infinite-RAM MP3 player, or we're capable of streaming…
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Music, All Shook Down Starfucker Channels Disco-Pop Forerunners at Rickshaw Stop

Starfucker Channels Disco-Pop Forerunners at Rickshaw Stop

Starfucker Unknown Mortal Orchestra March 9, 2011 @ Rickshaw Stop Better than: Naming a child with an obscenity. Ladies, I'd like to introduce your Passion Pit/MGMT stand-ins. Scream softly, please. But listen up: don't tell Mom and Dad what you're…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Scales and Stanzas of Justice

The Scales and Stanzas of Justice

Gone are the days when poetry readings were confined to the dimly lit coffee houses, public libraries, and beat bars of urbania. This being one of the world’s meccas for all things literary, we hardly bat an eyelash when we…
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Music, All Shook Down Diamond Rings Gets Gloriously Androgynous at Rickshaw Stop

Diamond Rings Gets Gloriously Androgynous at Rickshaw Stop

Diamond Rings P.S. I Love You March 7, 2011 @ Rickshaw Stop Better than: Relying on the ballet or pastoral art scenes to get your fix of pretty. There's an argument floating around amongst a certain segment of indie rock…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Aries Spears' Equal Opportunity Derision Finds Its Target at Cobb's -- with One Exception

Aries Spears' Equal Opportunity Derision Finds Its Target at Cobb's -- with One Exception

Aries Spears is a virtuoso of the impersonation, his voice box a rental unit for any character worth parodying. He first came on the national scene as a cast member on Fox's sketch comedy show MadTV, and then reminded the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Hiding in Plain Sight" -- Hasan Elahi Exposes Big Brother's Tactics by Spying on Himself

"Hiding in Plain Sight" -- Hasan Elahi Exposes Big Brother's Tactics by Spying on Himself

There's a new method of civil liberation for those dealing with Orwellian paranoia. You may have heard of it; it's called full disclosure. Here's an example: Artist, professor, and exhaustive self-documenter Hasan Elahi has installed something akin to a dystopian…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Whitney Cummings Gets as Ribald as Her Name Suggests but Avoids the Predictable

Whitney Cummings Gets as Ribald as Her Name Suggests but Avoids the Predictable

At risk of getting too academic, let's consider names. A chapter in Freakonomics theorizes that a person's name can directly affect how successful that person will be, as well as the type of person he or she becomes. Now let's…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop: The Stone Foxes Tread Familiar Ground at the Independent

Noise Pop: The Stone Foxes Tread Familiar Ground at the Independent

The Stone Foxes Voxhaul Broadcast Ferocious Few The Soft White Sixties February 24, 2011 @ The Independent Better than: Listening to 107.7 The Bone play the same hundred songs on loop. Noise Pop gave a tip of the feathered hat…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Best Moments from Treasure Island Music Festival on Display at Noise Pop Photo Exhibit

Best Moments from Treasure Island Music Festival on Display at Noise Pop Photo Exhibit

As photogenic settings go, you could do a lot worse than the Treasure Island Music Festival on a brisk fall day (or even a cold and rainy one), with the Golden Gate stage right, Berkeley Hills stage left, a cityscape,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Conversing on Choreography

Conversing on Choreography

Choreographer Stephen Petronio has amassed a contact list of musicians for which any rock 'n' roll journalist would trade his or her Scotch. The Guggenheim fellow has worked with Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson, Michael Nyman, James Lavelle, and…
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Music, All Shook Down Dan Deacon on Big Ideas, Being Intrigued By Weirdos, and What He's Doing with Francis Ford Coppola

Dan Deacon on Big Ideas, Being Intrigued By Weirdos, and What He's Doing with Francis Ford Coppola

Dan Deacon can drop some knowledge. The enterprising electronica composer -- who drops his clusterfucking soundscapes at this week's Noise Pop Festival -- recently gave a reporter a very coherent verbal essay on the state of the music biz and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Kevin Nealon Writes His Own News at Cobb's

Kevin Nealon Writes His Own News at Cobb's

This just in from the SF Weekly Weekend Update desk: It's cool to be Kevin Nealon again.Not that Nealon has ever completely fallen out of favor with Hollywood casting agents or the major promoters of the stand-up circuit. But Nealon,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hunt for Fun, Hunt for Pun

Hunt for Fun, Hunt for Pun

The annual Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt is equally about finding the perfect team name and outfit as it is about finding hidden treasure. Last year — the Year of the Tiger — brought out teams including Irritable Growl Syndrome,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Message Machine

Message Machine

When hip-hop artist/author Toni Hickman suffered her second brain aneurysm in 2007, those close to her suggested it was time to put her art on hold. The first one had been a serious scare, but not enough to deter her…
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Music, All Shook Down The Grammys Are Coming. Here's a Drinking Game to Get You Through Them

The Grammys Are Coming. Here's a Drinking Game to Get You Through Them

Yes, the Grammys are nothing more than a promo summit for what remains of our broken conglomerate record labels of yore. Columbia, EMI, Warner Bros., Capitol, Atlantic, Interscope, et al. like to believe they still hold some influence over the…
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Music, The Shelf Life of Cake

The Shelf Life of Cake

John McCrea and his band, Cake, have gone the distance, and more than a few times. Maybe more than he would have liked. McCrea is the declarative voice of a band that came of age at the pinnacle of alt-rock…
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