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Laboratory Rats September 27, 1995

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From Boring to Born Again Film Threat founder Chris Gore has bought back his magazine from Larry Flynt Publications and is moving it to San Francisco for an August relaunch. Gore, who started Film Threat in 1985 as a zine…
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Beat the Press

In the early days of radio, when the BBC was still growing into its journalistic knickers, it was not uncommon for a Beeb newsreader to intone these words several minutes before exhausting the time reserved for his newscast: "There is…
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That's Not Funny Never try to explain a joke; you only get yourself in deeper. That's advice SF Weekly should have taken when it received calls over two pieces in the April 3 issue. Loyal readers called to express their…
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Mime-Boggling If the San Francisco Mime Troupe could telegraph its plight, its players would flash a semaphore for "Help!" The collective's free summer production in city parks is in trouble: Budget cuts at the National Endowment for the Arts mean…
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Welcome to S.F. Give Us Your Money

A mudslide of voter approval is certain to propel Proposition A to victory on Election Day, March 26. The initiative, which calls for financing the $157.5 million, 300,000-square-foot expansion of the Moscone Convention Center with an increase in the hotel…
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"I Made a Mistake" A clarification is scheduled to run in the Feb. 28 Chronicle to explain the shocking similarities between a Feb. 24 piece by Chronicle reporter Susan Yoachum and a Reuters story that moved on the wire the…
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The Million-Dollar Question What would you do for $1 million? Chris Phipps and Brian Elliott would do almost anything -- legal -- and they placed a classified ad in SF Weekly saying just that. "Everyone wants a million dollars. We…
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Take Me Out to the Rock Show?

The San Francisco Giants haven't corked their bat in the campaign to build their own $250 million ballpark complex at China Basin. But -- to push the baseball metaphor -- they're concealing their signs in their public relations blitz to…
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Stuffed Under a Mattress? The San Francisco Housing Authority is having trouble locating $5.5 million of its funds, and it doesn't appear too interested in finding it, says Barrie Stewart, the Housing Authority's director of finance. The vaporous quality of…
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Missing Out in the Mist You're standing in the dense drizzle next to a Muni shelter (An ironic label for a billboard, you think), waiting for the J train. It has been more than half an hour on a weekday.…
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$uicide $queeze?

Water is flowing uphill. The sun is rising in the west. And the San Francisco Giants are preparing to build a $250 million ballpark on the bay with their own money. The preliminary sketches of the China Basin proposal produced…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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