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Calendar, Night&Day Mission Art Goes Uptown

Mission Art Goes Uptown

From the deconstructed superheroes of Aaron Noble to the politic salvos of Balmy Alley, the artistic legacy of the Mission District is rich enough to draw comparisons to both New York’s East Village and Paris’ Left Bank. Street Art San…
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Music, Electronic Evocations

Electronic Evocations

Though not as widely recognized as other New York City mavericks, electronic-rock pioneers the Silver Apples created an otherworldly and influential sound in the late 1960s. Singer Simeon Coxe and drummer Danny Taylor were working in an East Village cover…
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Calendar, Night&Day True Crime

True Crime

Heaven knows what Hans Winkler's East Village neighbors must have thought when he began documenting neighborhood crime scenes. Upon hearing of a nearby murder, Winkler would head out to photograph the surroundings. Those images may at first have seemed a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Punk on Wheels

Punk on Wheels

San Francisco wasn't known as a punk town during the style's heyday. We're acknowledged more for homos and hippies than for any punk neighborhoods (like New York's East Village) or major bands (like NYC's Ramones or L.A.'s X). S.F.'s scene…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Most so-called "jazz repertory acts" are little more than poser cover bands. Sure, they may try to keep memories alive, carry on the tradition, and teach the children well, but their sterile emphasis on authenticity tends to reduce the once-vibrant…
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Dining, The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Back in New York, where I'm from -- sort of -- there's a street in the East Village (Sixth Street, to be exact) that is widely referred to as Little India. Both sides of it are lined with traditional Indian…
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The House of Tudor

When most rockers would be busy deconstructing the eye hooks on some bimbo's bra strap, the five overeducated lads in Jonathan Fire*Eater probably sit around on their tour bus debating the merits of Celine and Nabokov. Intentional intellectuals blessed with…
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Dining, Eat

Bohemian Beat

A little girl, a kindergarten ballerina, pirouetted beside our table at La Movida on a quiet Saturday afternoon. In her neat white skirt and shiny black pumps, she looked like a dancer -- a sugarplum fairy from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. She…
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