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Calendar, Night&Day Sweet History

Sweet History

Bottom line: Playland at the Beach is where the ice-cream-and-cookie concoction known as the It's-It came from. People love their memories of the amusement park -- San Francisco's answer to Coney Island (1926-1972) -- and that's cool, but let's be…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rowr!


Mesmerizing manipulations of motion studies, Super 8 sequences of rhythmic light and color, and nonnarrative celebrations of Coney Island's Astroland all get their 15 (or fewer) minutes of fame as the 13th Annual MadCat International Women’s Film Festival hosts a…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Street Fighters

Street Fighters

Rockstar Games has a winning recipe: Blend a nuanced story with a rich environment, add a dash of sensational marketing, then drench the confection in blood. What else would you expect from the publisher that gave us Grand Theft Auto?…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Muni Adrenalin Rush

In many ways, Muni's buses are not unlike those ancient, rickety Coney Island roller coasters. Not just because of the dips and twists of the city's plate-tectonics-ravaged terrain either. Like those old coaster cars, Muni's aged buses rattle just enough…
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Culture, Stage


As I drove through the deserted Presidio to see Antenna Theater's Euphor!um, I felt like I was looking for an illicit rave. When I finally entered the red-lit "opium den," complete with arches leading the way to the box office,…
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