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Calendar, Night&Day Romancing the Word

Romancing the Word

Being the best-selling author on the planet affords one a certain street cred. With some figures placing her above J.K. Rowling and Dr. Seuss combined, romance novelist Danielle Steel knows a thing or two about the written word. The…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hats Off to Dr. Seuss

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss

When faced with the challenge of creating a book for a generation of not-yet-literate Baby Boomers, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, penned a quirky story around two rhyming words he found on a list given to him…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings October 3-9, 2012

Artists' Television Access. The Invisible Present: Video art from Iran. Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, The Castro Theatre. 17th Annual Berlin and Beyond Film Festival: Highlights include Barbara, Baikonur, Faust, Combat Girls,…
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Film, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax": Tediously Preaching Preservation

"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax": Tediously Preaching Preservation

A computer-animated 3-D tracing of Dr. Seuss's 1971 fable, The Lorax concerns a young resident of synthetic, plastic-coated suburb Thneed-Ville, Ted (voiced by Zac Efron), who goes searching for a legendary living tree outside the city walls. There he encounters…
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Calendar, Night&Day Life’s Only Constant

Life’s Only Constant

Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! was something we often turned to as we entered new stages in life. However, we realize things don’t always work as Dr. Seuss said they would -- the bitter reality being that life…
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Dining, SFoodie

Weird and Random Glimpses of Food on Film

Watch What You Eat, Pray, Love Where: Oddball Film and Video, 275 Capp (at 18th St.), 558-8112 When: Sat., Mar. 26, 8:30 p.m. Cost: $10 The rundown: After dinner tomorrow night, Oddball Film and Video invites you to a…
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Culture, Stage Tim Hendrixson and Mary Knoll take a bite out of dinner theater in <i>Theater You Can Eat</i>

Tim Hendrixson and Mary Knoll take a bite out of dinner theater in Theater You Can Eat

In "The Toss Up," one of four lighthearted short plays about food being presented by the People's Theatre at the North Beach restaurant Peña Pachamama, a Cordon Bleu cooking team attempts to impress the judge of the annual Rabbit's Palate…
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Calendar, Night&Day They Know They Can Do It

They Know They Can Do It

Nearly two decades after the New York drag-night documentary Paris Is Burning pushed the Vogue beyond Harlem ballrooms, Madonna’s favorite dance form has once again tripped the light fantastic. Competitions between Houses — collectives of dancers who work under a…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Antonio Gaudi</i>

Antonio Gaudi

Antonio Gaudi, the architect who made Barcelona into a Dr. Seuss fever dream during the course of his life, is profiled in this 1985 documentary. As befitting his twisted forms and wavy walls, Gaudi is presented largely without narration, giving…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Rose of Planet B612

The Rose of Planet B612

From Aesop's Fables to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland to the Dr. Seuss classic, Oh, The Places You'll Go! plenty of kids' books are packed with important life lessons for grown-ups. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 1943 novella The Little Prince is…
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Music, Autechre Crafts, Then Shreds, IDM Clich&eacute;s

Autechre Crafts, Then Shreds, IDM Clichés

It's probably the worst acronym in music history. IDM. Intelligent Dance Music. The words come out in a pompous snort, sneering down at anything that deigns to be merely "dance music," the fecal by-product of unevolved dunces more attuned to…
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Film, Look Who's Back!

Look Who's Back!

Was Dr. Seuss, né Theodor Seuss Geisel, oblivious to his own genius? The allegory of his charming Horton Hears a Who! remains fluid today, and, like its crafty rhymes, ebbs and flows with the times. The conviction of an innocent…
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Music, Six Degrees of Separation

Six Degrees of Separation

P.G. Six has attired each of his releases in record sleeves bearing wintry panoramas tailor-made by painter Christine Krol. The pictures are simultaneously psychedelic and constrained, cold and intimate, just like the chilly folk-blues and downbeat soul music found inside.…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears

Native American heroes are a rare commodity in videogames. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, released a decade ago, is the most prominent example. Now Turok finally has company. The best way to describe Prey is "Doom meets Cherokee mysticism." And while most…
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Culture, Stage

There Be Monsters

Dan Carbone's solo play is a malfunctioning little windup toy of a show. As assorted fluffy bunnies, stuffed Humpty Dumptys, and plastic astronaut monkeys fly around the minuscule Exit Cafe stage, Carbone half-sings, half-talks (or Sprechgesangs) his way through warped…
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Dining, Eat From Aush to Bowlawni

From Aush to Bowlawni

From time to time, a scrap of paper enters our lives that deserves framing (or at least temporary enshrinement by magnet on the refrigerator door). There's a flimsy little rectangle of paper on my desk right now that makes me…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Museum

Around the corner from the ghastly Barcalounger of the SFMOMA building, this tiny museum offers a welcome antidote to the bloated self-importance of its neighbor. The CAM, established in large part because of a 1987 endowment from Peanuts creator Charles…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

One of my favorite groups of the early '90s was a little-known but delightfully deviant Irish trio called the Pale. That band's only EP, Dogs With No Tails -- an eccentric smash of ska, disco, and Middle Eastern melodies that…
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Calendar, Kid Stuff Doctor's Appointment

Doctor's Appointment

ONGOING Theodor Seuss Geisel's loopy rhymes and otherworldly illustrations made his books instant classics, with titles like The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham still hot sellers more than 40 years after their release. But Geisel didn't…
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Film, Kitty Litter

Kitty Litter

If you're hankering for a movie about an awkward yet lovable "outsider" type who wanders into a pastel mock-up of Middle America and cajoles the straights to get saucy, you're in luck. It's called Edward Scissorhands and it's been available…
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