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Calendar, Night&Day Comically Terrible Writing

Comically Terrible Writing

In 2011, Litquake co-founder Jack Boulware kicked off the first Regreturature by saying "Every writer has to start somewhere," and then, in the interest of fairness — "I volunteer to also fall on the sword this evening" — he…
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Calendar, Night&Day Jack's origin story

Jack's origin story

Even if you haven't read the book, you'll probably recognize this line: "The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club." It comes from Chuck Palahniuk's breakout novel Fight Club, which was immortalized in…
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Calendar, Night&Day You've Read the Book, Now See the Paintings

You've Read the Book, Now See the Paintings

Like forensic artists sketching suspects from victims' statements, 29 painters hope to better capture the essence of literary characters from their author's descriptions in "Fiction: 2nd Annual Portrait Invitational." Taking artistic license, tattooist Terry Ribera's scarred but victorious Captain…
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Culture, Bookcap

May Literary Events

Monday, May 24 While we're on the subject of Booksmith events involving local author Glen David Gold (see above), allow me to point out another Booksmith event involving local author Glen David Gold. His recent novel, Sunnyside, new this month…
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Calendar, Night&Day Jesus Freak

Jesus Freak

There’s no refuting it: adolescence sucks. It’s messy, embarrassing, and it smells funny. Growing up under the most normal of circumstances can be trying, but the protagonist of Tony DuShane’s first novel has it really rough. He’s being watched. All…
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Calendar, Night&Day Choke

Choke

There's a whole lotta fucking going on in Choke, Clark Gregg's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's first-person novel about a sex addict named Victor Mancini with severe Mommy issues—fucking in a cramped airplane bathroom, on a barnyard's itchy haystack, in a…
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Film, Sex Crime

Sex Crime

There's a whole lotta fucking going on in Choke, Clark Gregg's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's first-person novel about a sex addict named Victor Mancini with severe mommy issues. There's fucking in a cramped airplane bathroom, on a barnyard's itchy haystack,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fuck Club

Fuck Club

The outer reaches of porn are a little hard to fathom. Splosh films? Furry fetish? 2 Girls 1 Cup? (Wait — forget about 2 Girls 1 Cup.) Fortunately — or maybe not — Chuck Palahniuk makes the world of world-record…
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Calendar, Night&Day Live Rude Girls

Live Rude Girls

Calling a theatrical strip show in San Francisco "alternative" is like calling truffles in Ghirardelli Square exotic. From sinfully sweet stage confections to barely legal live sex acts, the Bay Area is blessed with such an embarrassment of lusty riches…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Ready, Set, Eat!

Ready, Set, Eat!

SAT-SUN 9/6-7 Of the multitude of temptations that plague modern man only seven are considered deadly. Naturally, humans have been warned throughout history to avoid this septet of transgressions. But one peccadillo is just so much fun that it's nearly…
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