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Film, The S.F. International Film Festival Stirs Up Ethical Dilemmas

The S.F. International Film Festival Stirs Up Ethical Dilemmas

The inventor and radical thinker R. Buckminster Fuller walked into a public washroom and, spying an unflushed urinal, pulled the handle. Asked why he attended to someone else's mess instead of leaving it for the next person (or the janitor),…
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Culture, Stage Traveler's Tales

Traveler's Tales

"In 1971, fed up with the politics and culture of America," reads the jacket copy to Terry Tarnoff's new novel, The Bone Man of Benares, "Terry Tarnoff packed a bag, a guitar and sixteen harmonicas and headed out on an…
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Culture, Stage Ageless


This fascinating solo show about R. Buckminster Fuller starts with a long, awkward pause. Ron Campbell dresses like Fuller in middle age, wearing a banker's suit and horn-rimmed glasses. He stands next to a desk cluttered with icosahedron-shaped Tinkertoys and…
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Culture, Stage Bucky Explains

Bucky Explains

Buckminster Fuller was one of those East Coast-born intellectuals, like Joseph Campbell, who filled up on Asian religion, built a cultish following on the strength of his ideas, and wound up being vaguely associated with California. He made his living…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For An Unreal World

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't you think maybe it's time to write your autobiography -- or even your autohagiography? Some people might say you're too young for such a hubris-tempting effort. I would disagree. In light of how heroically you're…
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