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The Ghosts in 401 The Ghosts in 401 How does Dashiell Hammett fan William Arney know he's living in Hammett's old apartment? Simple: detective work. April 11, 2001

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News, Bay View The Fanboy Crusade

The Fanboy Crusade

Almost as long as there have been comic books, there have been comic book fans playing a little game called Who Would Win? If at some point in your life you took comics seriously, you know how it works: Pick…
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A Breath of Fresh Air

By Amulya Malladi Ballantine Books (2002), $23.95 Amulya Malladi's gemlike first novel has a provocative, almost absurd concept -- it's a love story framed by the horrifying Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India, in 1984. In the midst of…
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How dangerous is Al Qaeda in America?

          THE AL QAEDA THREAT: Recently, you may have read or heard about the case of Jose Padilla, a young American who rose through the management ranks at Taco Bell and was later captured for…
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Read It and Weep

People have accused the San Francisco Chronicle of a variety of shortcomings, but there's little question it's a paper that knows its audience. In the Chron's June 11 edition, critic Steve Winn spun out a lengthy piece about how and…
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The Olden Gays

Contrary to earlier reports, "Harold's Historic Homo Home Movies" will not be screening this Sunday as part of the Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. A selection of Super 8 films culled from the massive private collection of longtime San Franciscan…
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News, Feature The Endless Swimmer

The Endless Swimmer

People call Pedro Ordenes crazy a lot. It's an off-the-cuff sort of thing, a joke. But you wonder. Maybe the word comes up so often because Ordenes, who is 55 years old, has swum between San Francisco and Alcatraz Island…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Fortune Teller

The Fortune Teller

You may already be familiar with the oeuvre of San Francisco novelist Russell Rowland, though you may not know it. A few years back, Steven Yang, owner of local fortune-cookie maker M&Y Trading Service Co., went looking for somebody to…
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Culture, Books The Long  Way Home

The Long Way Home

Everything that's good and bad about West Coast literature is stuffed into the consignment rack of City Lights Bookstore. From hand-stapled zines to perfect-bound poetry collections to puckish comic books, these shelves are teeming with hundreds, if not thousands, of…
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News, Bay View Un-Orthodox Behavior

Un-Orthodox Behavior

"These are our files," says Cappy Larson, opening a desk drawer in the attic of her Haight District home. "Don't look closely." The drawer is stuffed with folders, neatly arranged. Inside, Larson says, are letters from the hundreds of people…
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Sticky Situations

Sticky Situations "There's a very fine line between '"hobby' and '"mental illness,'" read the sign on Frank Bachenheimer's booth at the Cathedral Hill Hotel. Bachenheimer is an Illinois-based stamp dealer who understands that philately culture can be a bit ...…
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Culture, Books

Nothing Remains the Same: Rereading and Remembering

By Wendy Lesser Houghton Mifflin (May 2002), $24 People are lousy readers. We keep hoping for that "perfect" reading, during which we gather deep meaning out of every line, but few people concentrate that well, and even fewer writers are…
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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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