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Music, Hear This The Ataris: Show Preview

The Ataris: Show Preview

Once upon a time, back in the late 1990s, a sappy quartet of pop-punk boys called the Ataris were beloved across the land, thanks to their knack for writing catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics. By 2001, the adoration had gone…
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Music, Hear This Wood Shoppe: Show Preview

Wood Shoppe: Show Preview

Wood Shoppe showcases local and touring artists before they're big at laid-back Mission venue Brick and Mortar Music Hall on the first Tuesday of each month. This week's pre-Outside Lands edition features headliner Foxygen playing DIY psych-rock out of Astoria,…
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Film, Hello, sophomore slump: Dito Montiel's <i>Fighting</i> lacks punch (among other things)

Hello, sophomore slump: Dito Montiel's Fighting lacks punch (among other things)

Writing about A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, the 2006 debut film by director Dito Montiel, I likened it to the sort of crude but fascinating object one might find in an exhibition of naif art. Adapted by Montiel —…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Film, Theory

Film, Theory

THURS 4/21 "The Elvis of cultural theory," as he's called by the esteemed journal the Chronicle of Higher Education, is a Slovenian philosopher named Slavoj Zizek. In the world of academia, young, smart, fashionable students flock to his lectures, and…
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