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Calendar, Night&Day Picture Imperfect

Picture Imperfect

Alternately referred to as the "wizard of odds" and the "photographer of freaks," Diane Arbus (1923-71) would probably have felt right at home here in San Francisco. As it was, she found plenty to inspire her back east, exploring New…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sign Language

Sign Language

We've come a long way since Helen Gurley Brown first took over as editor in chief of Cosmopolitan in 1965. Before Brown championed the idea of "fun, fearless females" and their right to have it all -- particularly, the right…
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A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance

By Jane Juska Villard (2003), $23.95 The fact that senior citizens want to get laid shouldn't make headlines, but it does. Many folks don't like to admit that Grandma and Grandpa need sexual healing, too, yet they may sing a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel

Some sibling rivalry is normal, but the kind of animosity that exists between the brothers in Martin McDonagh's dark comedy The Lonesome West is extreme. Valene and Coleman are two middle-aged men who share their father's house after his death.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Comix Relief

Comix Relief

Marjane Satrapi was your typical 6-year-old: sassy, demanding, and full of good intentions. But unlike the average kid, she wanted to be a prophet. Her goal was to right all the wrongs in the world, like the fact that the…
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Calendar, Night&Day She-Devil

She-Devil

Rumor has it that Vogue Editor in Chief Anna "Nuclear" Wintour is looking for a new assistant. The position is one of the most sought-after jobs for fashionistas-in-training, but after reading The Devil Wears Prada, a dishy roman à clef…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sí, Sí, Sí

Sí, Sí, Sí

The story of how Brooklyn's Yeah Yeah Yeahs transformed themselves from an acoustic folk duo to this year's hottest junk-punk trio is not as scintillating as one might think, given the band's larger-than-life persona and outrageous stage antics. Seems that…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Brew-haha

Brew-haha

SAT 4/12 Six thousand years ago, in the city of Babylon near the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the ancient Sumerians mixed up a simple combination of water, barley, hops, and yeast -- and presto, the world's first microbrewery was born.…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Runner's World

Runner's World

Get moving for a good cause SAT 4/12 For those looking to put foot to pavement for something besides a protest, the Run for Life is perfect. The 3K, 5K, and 10K run/walks benefit local schools and youth organizations at…
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Calendar, Kid Stuff Time Out for Mime

Time Out for Mime

Marcel Marceau takes his bow SUN 4/13 Children are among the few who can enjoy French mime Marcel Marceau unironically: The rest of us have been ruined by mimecidal pop culture (think Shakes the Clown) and by the American boycott…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

Southern Exposure's blast from the pastSAT 4/12 Clad in spandex halter tops, crotch-hugging short shorts, and lamé leg warmers, the Solid Gold dancers gave new meaning to the term "boob tube." The '80s TV show supposedly counted down the top…
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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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