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News, The Snitch S.F Businessman to Swim for 60 Hours Nonstop -- for No Reason

S.F Businessman to Swim for 60 Hours Nonstop -- for No Reason

To the nonathlete, even a five-mile run or swim seems crazy. But here is a guy who can make even ultramarathoners look sane. Jamie Patrick, a die-hard swimmer and owner of Patrick & Co. in San Francisco, is planning to…
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News, The Snitch Men Walking Across United States Pass Through San Francisco

Men Walking Across United States Pass Through San Francisco

Four magicians have set out to walk nearly 3,000 miles across the United States -- from San Francisco to New York City. And their reasoning is not much different from Forrest Gump's: Because they felt like it.SF Weekly spoke to…
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Music, Reviewed Awol One 2MEX and Life Rexall

Awol One 2MEX and Life Rexall

Shape Shifter Awol One is maybe the most loved/hated MC in Southern California — hip hop's Forrest Gump or Crocus Behemoth, depending on which side of the slash you're on. War of Art finds Awol pirating lines from Was Not…
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Home Entertainment, Game On <i>Pong</i> 360

Pong 360

When Rockstar Games, the company behind the infamous Grand Theft Auto series, announced that it would be making a title for Xbox 360, gamers naturally envisioned a game featuring next-gen hookers. But then Rockstar revealed that the game was actually…
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Culture, Books

The Ecstatic

By Victor Lavalle Vintage (2003), $13 I have to admit that I wasn't really sure about reading The Ecstatic, Victor Lavalle's second novel, because of the horror-story cover art – which shows a rather disturbing-looking black creature with red horns,…
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Film, <i>Buck</i> Teeth

Buck Teeth

The bewildering penchant of recent American movies for glorifying the lovable naif, the perpetual adolescent, and the village idiot takes a strange new turn in Miguel Arteta's dark comedy Chuck & Buck. Arteta's hero, Buck O'Brien (Mike White), is a…
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The Free Willies

The Truman Show Directed by Peter Weir. Written by Andrew Niccol. Starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris. Opens Friday, June 5, at area theaters. Audiences have grown accustomed to commercial onslaughts for spectacles like Godzilla. A subtler, more…
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We all hanker for convenience, and this yen occasionally leads to a temporary suspension of preference. There's what-we'd-rather-do (in my case, flip through the bins at a small new-and-used record store) and what-we-can-do-in-10-minutes-and-not-go-too-far-out-of-our-way. Under the latter circumstances, I recently found…
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