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In Praise of Palumbo In Praise of Palumbo KRON has made us cranky by letting the handsomest man on television go November 30, 2005

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News, Dog Bites The Chronicles of Ridicule

The Chronicles of Ridicule

Back in October, the Chronicle ran a cheery little piece advertising an event at UC Berkeley, where a trio of "The Simpsons" and "Futurama" writers -- who happened to have graduate degrees in mathematics -- discussed the shows' nerdy math…
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News, Dog Bites Newsom Unleashed

Newsom Unleashed

For obvious reasons, this column loves a politician with a serious bark. We just didn't imagine that the image-conscious, hair-gelled Gavin Newsom would be the one doing the woofing. Especially at a relatively small dog: the San Francisco Bay View…
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News, Dog Bites Straight to Video

Straight to Video

When we heard about the racist in-house video produced by a San Francisco police officer at the Bayview Station and made public by an outraged Mayor Gavin Newsom and Police Chief Heather Fong last week, we, too, were fit to…
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News, Dog Bites City of Love

City of Love

This just in: San Francisco is a singles' paradise! What's that you say? Doesn't exactly jibe with your experience? Take it up with the good folks at the Sperling's Best Places guidebook series, who have teamed with a deodorant company,…
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News, Dog Bites In Praise of Palumbo

In Praise of Palumbo

Ever since 2001, when our NBC affiliate folded up its peacock feathers and headed south to San Jose, we've been captivated by the personalities who were left behind to fill the airwaves at KRON 4. And although the entire episode…
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News, Dog Bites Dollars for Dentists

Dollars for Dentists

There's nothing Dog Bites loves more than an esoteric discussion at an obscure public meeting, which is why we got so riled up at a recent get-together of the Board of Supervisors' Government Audit and Oversight Committee (also known as…
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News, Dog Bites A Bridge Too Far

A Bridge Too Far

The day the Chronicle published the seventh and final installment of its "Lethal Beauty" series, a three-sentence Editor's Note lay like a banana peel on the paper's second page. The Nov. 5 note read: "The first installment of a series…
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Undead Can Dance

If KRON's Covering It, You Know It's a Party Another Halloween, another city-sponsored, alcohol-and-weapon-free celebration in the Castro. Ah, the memories. We won't soon forget our excitement last week as we threaded our way through a downright spooky crime scene…
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Live Nude Christian Protesters!

If we were to choose one sector that epitomizes the exciting patchwork mores of San Francisco life, it would be the 200 block of Jones Street. The bustling lane brings together all the things that make our dear City by…
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News, Dog Bites Yes, These Pictures Really Are Republican Propaganda. We're Not Making This Up.

Yes, These Pictures Really Are Republican Propaganda. We're Not Making This Up.

Hey, kids! There's a presidential election approaching in November, and even though you can't vote yet, the Republican Party wants you to know it's left no child behind. To prove it, GOP activists are passing out "lifelike" portraits of the…
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The Politics of Burning Man

Although John Perry Barlow -- writer, cyberpundit, and former Grateful Dead lyricist -- lives most of the year in Wyoming, he attends Burning Man every summer. But he came home from last year's event -- the experimental arts festival/community gathering…
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    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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