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Dining, SFoodie See Jelly Belly Portraits of Your Favorite Historical Figures

See Jelly Belly Portraits of Your Favorite Historical Figures

We were in the proximity of the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield over the weekend and stopped by ostensibly to stock up on the cheap two-pound bags of misshapen "Belly Flops." But we really wanted to visit the weird and…
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Calendar, Night&Day In a Flash

In a Flash

Hiroshi Sugimoto plays with fire in the presence of flammable chemicals. At "Lightning Fields," the photographer's process recalls Benjamin Franklin's kite-flying, as he uses a volt generator to fry negative plates and see what happens when they're developed. The results…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cheap Queens Behaving Badly

Cheap Queens Behaving Badly

A wise, ancient Roman shut-in once said: “Beauty is skin deep, but a cheap tranny is forever.” Benjamin Franklin said: “Cheap trannies and folly are old companions,” and Kahlil Gibran put forth: “Beauty is a cheap tranny gazing at itself…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Overrun With Drunken, Smoking, Half-Naked Santas Again

San Francisco Overrun With Drunken, Smoking, Half-Naked Santas Again

Words and Photos By Ashley Harrell (Click here for a full Santacon 2008 slideshow.) Saturday was a pretty average day -- if a little cold -- until the chanting started. Listening through an open window in my North Beach apartment, I couldn't quite…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mystic Puritan

Mystic Puritan

Capacious indeed is the mind that could invent Daylight Savings Time and the urinary catheter. Benjamin Franklin, whose countenance peers primly from the $100 bill (implicitly reminding us that “a penny saved is twopence earned”), had, shall we say, a…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

Since the 1998 release of the queerly confectionary, completely irresistible Kero! Kero! Kero!, eX-Girl has been stretching its lollipop-colored wings, trading winsome Japanese girl-bandness for noise and dissonance -- with mixed results. The trio's tribute to the fictional Japanese band…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Here's the latest bit of wisdom from my 6-year-old daughter Zoe: "Life never brings you anything that's either all good or all bad." I not only agree with her, I regard her words as a central…
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