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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jersey Boys: Can't Take My Eyes Off of You. Seriously.

Jersey Boys: Can't Take My Eyes Off of You. Seriously.

Everyone loves a good underdog story. But when you add some mobster shenanigans, drug use, copious sex, betrayal, death, and four blue-collar guys belting out more than 30 epic oldies like a jukebox on amphetamines, you've got Jersey Boys,…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday: Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau Trade Solos at Herbst Theatre

Saturday: Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau Trade Solos at Herbst Theatre

Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau Oct. 24, 2011 @ Herbst Theatre Better than: Occupying Wall Street. As an art form, one of the strengths of jazz is its refusal to prioritize the individual over the group, even in the throes…
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Music, All Shook Down Sunday: Jazz Royal McCoy Tyner Showcases Coltrane at Herbst Theatre

Sunday: Jazz Royal McCoy Tyner Showcases Coltrane at Herbst Theatre

McCoy Tyner Oct. 16, 2011 Herbst Theatre Better than: Listening to a scratched up jazz record from the '60s for the thousandth time. When 72-year-old McCoy Tyner walked onstage, his steps were small and almost fragile. When he spoke, his…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday: Smashing Pumpkins Press on with New Faces and New Songs at the Fox Theater

Friday: Smashing Pumpkins Press on with New Faces and New Songs at the Fox Theater

Smashing Pumpkins Oct. 7, 2011 Fox Theater Better than: Fasting. Perhaps we shouldn't use Friday night's Jewish holiday for the purposes of a rock concert review, but Billy Corgan has a lot he should probably be atoning for: being…
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Music, All Shook Down Sunday: Wayne Shorter Pushes the Limits of Jazz, Music at Herbst Theatre

Sunday: Wayne Shorter Pushes the Limits of Jazz, Music at Herbst Theatre

Wayne Shorter Oct. 2, 2011 Herbst Theatre Better than: Listening to songs shorter than 40 minutes long. Stripped of his pen, notebook, and incredibly necessary glasses, the concert reviewer can't help but feel out of his element, totally unprepared to…
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Music, All Shook Down Sunday: Vinicius Cantuária Fittingly Inhabits a Museum

Sunday: Vinicius Cantuária Fittingly Inhabits a Museum

Vinicius Cantuária Sept. 25, 2011 @ Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor Better than: Admiring paintings by the Dutch and Flemish masters. For the uninitiated, the Florence Gould Theater sits in the basement of the Legion of Honor,…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday: Two Door Cinema Club Woos the Teens at the Warfield

Friday: Two Door Cinema Club Woos the Teens at the Warfield

Two Door Cinema Club Sept. 23, 2011 The Warfield Better than: Dancing suggestively. Okay, we know we shouldn't harp on this, so we'll just say it straight out and then leave it be -- Two Door Cinema attracts a young…
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Music, All Shook Down The Six Most Entertaining Comment Threads on Amazon

The Six Most Entertaining Comment Threads on Amazon

Due to recent "astro-turfing" scandals in the news, most notably Apple dropping developer Molinker last week and the recent health reform virtual gaming debacle, we here at Sfweekly.com were wondering if perhaps we could highlight the ability to harness comment…
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Dining, SFoodie City of Burgers: Urban Burger on Valencia

City of Burgers: Urban Burger on Valencia

Urban Burger 581 Valencia (at 17th St.), 551-2483. You can practically smell the ambition here, a burger joint open barely two weeks. The concept has all the signs of incipient burger empire, and why not? The owners' extended family can…
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Dining, SFoodie Early Bird Special: Nopalito

Early Bird Special: Nopalito

February's launch of Nopalito, the regional Mexican spin-off of Laurence Jossel's swarming Nopa, was the city's most fervently-awaited restaurant event so far this year (just sayin', Michael Mina). SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody braved the crowds to sample fungus…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Leave It Alone

Leave It Alone

Upon playing Atari's new horror/puzzle game Alone in the Dark — the newest and most hyped in the increasingly limp franchise — you immediately realize there are far more terrifying experiences out there than this astonishing failure. Such as actually…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Blast Happy

Blast Happy

The words "user-generated content" usually mean you're about to encounter one of two things: an irritating Super Bowl commercial made by 16-year-olds, or another dramatic chipmunk. Still, people love this stuff. So it's no surprise that video-game developers are catering…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Ninja Gaiden II for Xbox goes heavy on the gore and glitches

Ninja Gaiden II for Xbox goes heavy on the gore and glitches

It's probably a good thing Game On wasn't around to review Ninja Gaiden when it hit Xbox in 2004 — we probably would've written "an awesome, brutal, majestic action masterpiece," then filled the rest of the space with crude crayon…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Guitar Hero and Rock Band give new meaning to "rock and roll excess"

Guitar Hero and Rock Band give new meaning to "rock and roll excess"

I am absolutely dreading the arrival of Guitar Hero: World Tour. Can't even enjoy the summer. It might sound like insanity, given that the fourth installment in the Guitar Hero franchise could end up being the most successful game of…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Castle of Shikigami III tests the bounds of Wii loyalty

Castle of Shikigami III tests the bounds of Wii loyalty

John Edwards might see two Americas, but this simpleminded little game enthusiast is more preoccupied with America's two Wii owners. One is the Nintendo fan: the cat who bought a GameCube, Nintendo 64, every incarnation of the Game Boy —…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Nintendo's Wii Fit ignites yet another fitness fad

Nintendo's Wii Fit ignites yet another fitness fad

Somebody forgot to tell Nintendo that "strenuous indoor exercise" does not top anyone's summer fun list. This, of course, does not explain why poor suckers everywhere are lining up for Wii Fit, an exhausting personal trainer disguised as a video…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Steven Spielberg goes direct-to-video-game with Boom Blox for the Wii.

Steven Spielberg goes direct-to-video-game with Boom Blox for the Wii.

Steven Spielberg may rule Hollywood, but in the video-game biz — the more profitable of the two industries, becoming more so with each passing year — he's a bikini-clad babe in Jaws-infested waters. Perhaps that's why in 2005, Spielberg, an…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Niko Bellic and Grand Theft Auto IV are great, but is that enough anymore?

Niko Bellic and Grand Theft Auto IV are great, but is that enough anymore?

If you read reviews the way I do, you've already started by checking out the score, and now you're back here to see what the hell my problem is. Peace, brother. Grand Theft Auto IV is a fine game, with…
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Home Entertainment, Game On There's more of the same in Mario Kart Wii, and that just might be plenty.

There's more of the same in Mario Kart Wii, and that just might be plenty.

This year marks the 16th birthday of Mario Kart, the landmark Nintendo franchise that consists of eight identical racing games and legions of fans who buy every one of them. And 16 years later, nobody really has a problem with…
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Home Entertainment, Game On When Less Is Less

When Less Is Less

When the trailer for Star Wars: Episode I first hit theaters, some fans bought tickets for the movie it was presented with, watched the trailer, and then walked out — essentially paying full price for a fraction of the final…
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