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Lucifer, Arisen Lucifer, Arisen A quintessential San Francisco story, starring charismatic musician/murderer Bobby BeauSoleil*

*with underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger, cult leader Charles Manson, Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, and the Straight Satans motorcycle gang in suppo November 17, 2004

Ultra Marathon Man Ultra Marathon Man Even among long-distance runners, S.F.'s Dean Karnazes is a phenom January 14, 2004

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News, Feature Dream Makers

Dream Makers

On a Friday afternoon in February, the auditorium of Gloria R. Davis College Preparatory Academy is filled with seventh- and eighth-graders and some of their parents. Excited chatter bounces off cold, hard surfaces, and little siblings tumble in the aisles.…
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Music, Lights, Camera, Gospel!

Lights, Camera, Gospel!

This story is not about Hollywood power-brokers but instead about a rag-tag band of prayer warriors born in ... one of the most difficult cities in the world to live in as a Christian: San Francisco! -- Richard Gazowsky, from…
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News, Feature Lucifer, Arisen

Lucifer, Arisen

Bobby BeauSoleil bounds into the visiting room at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute in Pendleton, Ore. His 5-foot-10-inch frame is thin, but he moves with a puffed-out chest and a swaggering stride that make him seem bigger. At 57, BeauSoleil has…
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Culture, Books

This Is Burning Man

By Brian Doherty Little, Brown and Company (2004), $24.95 You don't want to hear about my dream last night, or my acid trip last week. Similarly, my Burning Man encounter with a mad sheik giving away Girl Scout cookies on…
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Culture, Books

Pat the Politician: A Political Pull and Poke Parody

Design by Julie Marcus and Susan Carp Imagineering Co. (2004), $9.95 "Judy likes touching Bill Clinton's briefs. Do YOU want to touch Bill Clinton's briefs?" reads a page from Pat the Politician. Absolutely not, I thought. However, I couldn't resist…
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News, Feature Sunset on a Murder

Sunset on a Murder

The high school basketball game had ended an hour before, and Eric Garrett was waiting for someone to pick him up. A black high school student nicknamed "Pooh Bear" for his teddy-bear personality and 6-2, 280-pound frame, Garrett saw 20-year-old…
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News, Feature Trannyshack Reno or Bustier

Trannyshack Reno or Bustier

The sidewalk in front of the Glama-Rama! hair salon on South Van Ness is packed with drag queens who are sipping mimosas. A pair of bathing beauties in 1960s swimsuits, Marge Simpson wigs, and platform heels tower above the crowd.…
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News, Feature All-In


Antonio Esfandiari sat very still, brown eyes trained on his pile of poker chips. Esfandiari, who is 25, could feel his opponent, 35-year-old Quoc Al "Vinnie" Vinh, deliberating. Five seconds went by. Then 10. "Don't fold," Esfandiari silently pleaded. "Please…
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News, Bay View Lesson Learned

Lesson Learned

Boris Delepine was optimistic as he drove out of the Excelsior District toward City Hall on election night last December. A full-time volunteer for mayoral aspirant Matt Gonzalez, Delepine, 31, had spent the evening in a final flurry of campaigning…
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News, Bay View Dead Man Running

Dead Man Running

"Excuse me, sir, have you heard of Dennis Kucinich?" The young man in the Abercrombie & Fitch sweat shirt glanced down at the flier being offered to him on Muni. He smiled vaguely at Hillsman Heath, the young woman doing…
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News, Dog Bites

Tibetan Freedom: $15

On a Sunday night a few weeks ago, on a section of 18th Street between the Mission and the Castro, 10 people remove their shoes in the foyer of artist Karma Moffett's studio. The performance space/art gallery looks like a…
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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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