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Culture, The Exhibitionist Brazilian Boot(y) Camp: <i>SF Weekly</i> tries Crunch's New Burn & Firm Class

Brazilian Boot(y) Camp: SF Weekly tries Crunch's New Burn & Firm Class

The United States is consumed with futbol World Cup fever and sadly, the US soccer team is out of the competition by Belgium's 2-1 victory yesterday -- a bummer day for those hopefuls who tune into soccer every four…
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News, Sucka Free City A Small World Cup, After All: A Tinier Version of World Cup Fever

A Small World Cup, After All: A Tinier Version of World Cup Fever

The ongoing World Cup has united legions of soccer fans in bars, public squares, or gathered around an iPad on the park bench — a scene both high-tech and straight out of Norman Rockwell. A small coterie of fans of…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers July 2-8, 2014

Aveline: Casey Thompson's (Top Chef) new spot in the Warwick hotel features an open kitchen where all the new Californian cooking happens. Expect dishes like succulents, pepperoni, and fried chicken; kimchi powder with pickled vegetables; and abalone with wood ear…
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News, Your Humble Narrator The Most Dangerous Games: The Madness of Hosting Big Events like the World Cup or Olympics

The Most Dangerous Games: The Madness of Hosting Big Events like the World Cup or Olympics

In the 1982 film Fitzcarraldo, the titular character is possessed by a feverish, insatiable, maniacal dream: to erect an opera house deep within the heart of the Amazon. His descent into madness is actually marked by an ascent. Exploiting the…
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Film, "Next Goal Wins": Transgender Soccer: It's About Time

"Next Goal Wins": Transgender Soccer: It's About Time

Like most great sports documentaries, Mike Brett and Steve Jamison's Next Goal Wins isn't really about sports per se, but about what drives the people who play the games. The subjects here are American Samoa's soccer team, that languished at…
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News, The Super Bowl Prostitution Hoax

The Super Bowl Prostitution Hoax

Indianapolis is bracing for war. It's Super Bowl week, after all. Time for the Annual Invasion of the Hookers, which promises to be as harrowing as the Ottoman Empire's advance on Crete in 1647, though with considerably more nudity. Yes,…
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Music, BeatBox Scientist Meets the Roots Radics: Show Preview

Scientist Meets the Roots Radics: Show Preview

Hopeton "Scientist" Brown transformed the instrumental reggae-based form known as dub in the 1980s via a wild series of albums for U.K. label Greensleeves. The former King Tubby apprentice experimented with delay and reverb effects, dramatic drum and bass EQing,…
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Calendar, Night&Day He Shoots! He Dies!

He Shoots! He Dies!

The World Cup final was an all-European affair, alleviating the quadrennial fear of last-minute South American disappointment and fury. (If televised sports are the modern-day opiate of the masses, and you’d best believe they are, championship defeats are akin to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better

If you felt a little tattered and torn by the World Cup ruckuses, but you still want some mano-a-mano in the realm of musical stage art, get ready to take sides: Local drag mavens Trauma Flintstone and Katya Smirnoff-Skyy bring…
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Calendar, Night&Day World Cup Final: Netherlands vs. Spain

World Cup Final: Netherlands vs. Spain

With Sunday's Final pitting the Netherlands against Spain, there will be a new country's name joining the seven already engraved on the bottom of the FIFA World Cup Trophy. While this year's edition of the quadrennial tournament is the 19th,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Football, or Soccer, or Whatever

Football, or Soccer, or Whatever

The World Cup is the story of soccer, but it's also the story of Aaron and Andrew Marestaing, two brothers who got so obliterated in North Beach during the last World Cup that they vowed to open a bar dedicated…
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Calendar, Night&Day Soccer Succor

Soccer Succor

Regarding soccer, the most many locals do is admire its fans, foremost among whom is author and barkeep Alan Black. But sometimes we’ll also consider hooliganism, the way Manchester United sounds like a punk band, and whatever it is David…
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Calendar, Night&Day Goooaaalll!

Goooaaalll!

Soccer — or football, as it's called by the vast majority of its hundreds of millions of fans worldwide — is heralded as the ultimate team sport. Every lineup, from Manchester United to the national squad of Paraguay, forges its…
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