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Calendar, Night&Day Brevity Is the Soul of It

Brevity Is the Soul of It

Kay Ryan is a classic poet, which is to say that she’s spent a lot of time working as a teacher at a community college. Because she also recently Pulitzered, she is a living middle finger to the stupid aphorism…
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News, The Snitch Marin Pot Club: Kids Welcome!

Marin Pot Club: Kids Welcome!

Lynnette Shaw, the Fairfax pot saleswoman famed for leading a fight 10 years ago to recall Marin County's district attorney for enforcing laws relating to marijuana, is now crusading to overturn a town restriction keeping kids out of her store,…
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Calendar, Night&Day We're Totally Not Board

We're Totally Not Board

Skateboard art isn't what it used to be. Although we liked the skull-and-roses thing pretty well, the scene went and grew up, and it's better now. The world of graffiti-based painting and drawing has also fundamentally changed. At a new…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Brew-haha


SAT 4/12 Six thousand years ago, in the city of Babylon near the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the ancient Sumerians mixed up a simple combination of water, barley, hops, and yeast -- and presto, the world's first microbrewery was born.…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Terror in Our Midst Al Qaeda isn't funny: Ha ha ha. Very funny. Yes, it seems the whole thing's a joke to you ("The Enemy in Our Back Yard," July 3). Three thousand dead -- hysterical. If you don't believe…
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Dining, The Mix

All in the Name

It's hard to know what to expect from a bar called Who's Your Daddy? The imagination could run wild, but perhaps the last thing you'd guess is that WYD?, on Sutter near Taylor, is home to a vast, members-only Chinese…
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News, Matt Smith Smoke and Smearers

Smoke and Smearers

Of all of the underreported stories of 2001 -- the simian Evernet(1), secret BART tunnels(2), Hetch Hetchy reactor problems(3) -- the most egregious by far is the fact that marijuana smokers are lame losers.(4) Before the Medical Marijuana Initiative, aka…
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Music, Character Crazy

Character Crazy

"The secret of writing is in the rhythm of urgency," noted Jack Kerouac. No Bay Area songwriter understands that principle better than Sonny Smith. His peculiar lyrics pour out in a cascade of images, conjuring crazy characters such as Officer…
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Dining, Eat

The Man Who Came to Dinner

"Southern cookin' and home-style lovin' " read the subject window of a recent incoming e-mail. This, I thought, is my kind of message. The sender turned out to be a woman known to AOL's Digital City denizens as Ask Ms.…
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