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Culture, Art Ira's Mad Gambit: The Host of <i>This American Life</i> Defies Nature with a Hybrid Dance and Radio Show

Ira's Mad Gambit: The Host of This American Life Defies Nature with a Hybrid Dance and Radio Show

Any young theater nerd can tell you about the powerful allure of musicals. The sets and the props are the bread and butter, but the dance steps and the songs — they're the emotional dessert for a shy-yet-ambitious teen actor.…
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News, Sucka Free City

Hate the Name: "This American Life" vs. "This American Whore"

Last week in our Exhibitionist blog, writer Chris Hall told the story of S.F. sex worker and activist Siouxsie Q, who late last year began producing a podcast in her apartment called This American Whore. This January, she started to…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Muni Is Broken SFMTA appears broken on many levels: The transit agency has gone rogue, period . Overtime pay is the tip of the iceberg. The whole department is out of control and everyone knows it.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transverse: Trans Awareness Week! Sundance's New Series, and the "Sex-Change Sweethearts"

Transverse: Trans Awareness Week! Sundance's New Series, and the "Sex-Change Sweethearts"

As we wrap up Trans Awareness Week it's important to note that most of the focused "awareness" rests, understandably, on our most basic struggle: increasing attention regarding systematic and individual violence inflicted on trans bodies. LGBT centers, nonprofit organizations, and…
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Film, "Sleepwalk with Me": Can't Quite Rise to the Level of Radio

"Sleepwalk with Me": Can't Quite Rise to the Level of Radio

It's pretty Pollyannaish to complain when companies that are in the business of making money on movies make certain movies solely to make money. And yet, it seems to be widely acceptable to be cynical about big-budget movies that are…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Interview: Ira Glass on His New Film <em>Sleepwalk with Me</em>

Interview: Ira Glass on His New Film Sleepwalk with Me

Ira Glass, best known and adored as the creator and distinctive voice behind This American Life, is expanding his oeuvre. The long-running radio series now has six movies in production. The first is Sleepwalk with Me, based on comedian Mike…
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News, The Snitch Mike Daisey's "Truthiness"

Mike Daisey's "Truthiness"

This week's episode of This American Life is both fascinating and painful to listen to, as many of the show's best episodes are. I came away from it still enraged at Mike Daisey and his lies, but also a bit sympathetic…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Standards of Truth Apply to Performers -- Ask Mike Daisey and Ira Glass

Standards of Truth Apply to Performers -- Ask Mike Daisey and Ira Glass

Mike Daisey got busted. BBBBUSTED! He was called on the --- I'm assuming --- lush carpets of This American Life on Friday by Ira Glass himself. Mr. Daisey, who is to solo performance what Louis CK is to stand-up…
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Calendar, Halloween

Savage Love

Hey, Faggot: I am a 30-year-old breeder female; my boyfriend/lover is 50. We met on the Internet about four months ago, in person about six weeks ago. I have always been attracted to older men because they are more caring…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

Ira Glass' Radio Roadshow Solo Mio and Climate Theater present This American Life, Live. Hosted by Ira Glass, with Anne Lamott, David Sedaris, and Sarah Vowell. At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard (at Third Street), May 29.…
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Music,

Suspicious Minds

Art can be measured. Take pop songs, for instance: Just about any old tune can sound at least OK on a car radio, but how many pass the Dishwashing Challenge? Real music can communicate its intensity over the whir of…
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