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History Laid Bare

For nearly a century in the U.S. it was illegal to send anything through the mail considered “obscene, lewd, and/or lascivious.” That included certain novels now considered classics (hello, Ulysses), educational material on birth control and female reproduction, and, yes,…
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The Last Yiddish Poet. To kick off its 30th season, Traveling Jewish Theatre is revisiting one of its first productions, which explores "Yiddish without nostalgia, sentimentality, or trivialization." It focuses on the notion of an archetypal "last" Yiddish poet wandering…
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Best Metaphysical Travelers

Golden Gate Pronaos Rosicrucians 60 Tennessee Valley (near Headlands), Mill Valley, 442-1950, The Rosicrucians are an unusual bunch of self-helpists. We don't mean unusual in a Tony Robbins "I am a giant who could crush your skull but will…
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Culture, Stage

Ben Franklin: Unplugged

The thing about Josh Kornbluth is that he really does look like Ben Franklin: the longish hair, the glasses. One thing he learns, though -- during the course of this one-man show about the revolutionary Franklin and his royalist son,…
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