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News, The Snitch Watch: Harry Potter Raps "The Real Slim Shady" at Karaoke

Watch: Harry Potter Raps "The Real Slim Shady" at Karaoke

Daniel Radcliffe, who will forever be known as that actor who played Harry Potter, dropped by karaoke night at Cameron's Pub in Half Moon Bay, and his cover of Eminem's seminal 2000 hit "The Real Slim Shady" was, as the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist J.K. Rowling Shares Harry Potter's Future in New Short Story

J.K. Rowling Shares Harry Potter's Future in New Short Story

As the great Joanne Rowling once (sort of) said, "It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness and the end of a great book series, nothing more." Today that unknown became, well, more known,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Potter Mania

Potter Mania

In their paperback form sold on Amazon.com, the seven books that make up the Harry Potter series have a cumulative 4,193 pages. A page chosen at random from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has 310 words. Assuming that…
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Film, "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters": The Continuing Adventures of (a) God's Son

"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters": The Continuing Adventures of (a) God's Son

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters The fact that Percy Jackson is a Harry Potter clone hasn't been news since 2010's Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and the economically-titled sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is more of…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings November 16-22

Artists' Television Access. Beautiful Moving Images: The program includes Christina Battle's To Reveal the Fourteen Windows; Minyong Jang's The Breath; Jon Beacham's What I Saw on the Periphery: A film in Eight Parts; Richard Mitchell's Burnt and In Series, Ver.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Harry Potter Postscript: A Hopeless Fan, a Reluctant Aficionado, and a Series Virgin See <em>Boy Wizard: Part 8</em>

Harry Potter Postscript: A Hopeless Fan, a Reluctant Aficionado, and a Series Virgin See Boy Wizard: Part 8

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 came out Friday at midnight. "It all ends," said the posters -- a sentiment taken way too seriously by fans who feel they have nothing more to look forward to once the…
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Film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows": The kids are not all right

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows": The kids are not all right

A teenage witch stands trembling behind her unsuspecting mother and father, wand raised. Obliviate, she whispers, and her parents' eyes go glassy, their memories erased. On the mantel, the girl's image disappears from the family's photos. Blinking back tears, she…
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Calendar, Night&Day Saving the River and the Woods

Saving the River and the Woods

An epic battle between the forces of dark and light rages, as a valiant team with superpowers from the beyond continues its stand against a very old and very mighty foe. Supernatural and/or religious-mystery films and books such as Harry…
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News, The Snitch Seen in S.F.: Slytherin Graffiti

Seen in S.F.: Slytherin Graffiti

For those of you not familiar with the Harry Potter canon (ahem, pushes up glasses) a mudblood is a wizard of Muggle-born descent. Still don't know what that means? Then you should probably stop reading, because you're never going to…
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News, The Snitch Girl Talk Turns Violent -- Harry Potter Style

Girl Talk Turns Violent -- Harry Potter Style

A pair of Bernal Heights men's conversation about a member of the opposite sex turned violent Sunday, with the confrontation concluding like all too many poorly refereed quidditch matches. Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Crescent after a…
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Music, All Shook Down SF Exposure: Too Much Butterbeer

SF Exposure: Too Much Butterbeer

The fortuitous arrangement of film titles on this marquee seems to make a sly statement about the Boy Wizard's mass appeal. Or maybe this is a spell for curing hangovers? "Away we go!" If only it was that easy. Our…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Magic of Intimacy

The Magic of Intimacy

Christian Cagigal achieves big things on a small scale. Compactly built, neatly groomed, and bookishly bespectacled, the San Francisco–based illusionist more closely resembles Harry Potter than he does Penn Jillette. Yet his far-flung grin and theatrical approach to even the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Some People Just Won't Shut Up

Some People Just Won't Shut Up

Try to imagine the people so deeply offended by Harry Potter that they organized themselves, filed papers, lobbied politicians, and had that wizard brat banned from their public library. What the fuck is wrong with those people? Other freaks had…
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News, The Snitch Stanford Attorneys vs. Harry Potter

Stanford Attorneys vs. Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. are going to court today where they will face off against copyright experts from the Stanford Law School’s Fair Use Project. The dispute was sparked when Steve Vander Ark, who runs a Harry Potter fansite,…
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News, Sucka Free City Numerologist Skot Jonz Picks the Next President

Numerologist Skot Jonz Picks the Next President

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, millions of Californians strode to the polls, casting their votes for the candidate whose message and platform encapsulated their own vision of a better tomorrow. Suckers. San Franciscan Skot Jonz has come up with a better…
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Music, All Shook Down

The Hipster Harry Potter Midnight Sale: SF Weekly Dons Cape, Whiskey Bottle

"... “It’s good that America reads ..." By Frances Reade The parties at Borders may have been bigger and ritzier, but we decided to check out Modern Times bookstore’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release party on Friday…
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Calendar, Night&Day Harry's End

Harry's End

Tonight, the publishing industry's best friend for the past 10 years — another fresh, new Harry Potter book — cracks its spine and emerges from a magical cloud of packing peanuts at the stroke of midnight. Naturally, our few remaining…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Boiling Mad True to his school: I recently graduated from CCA, and although I'll agree that they do turn out paper chefs — people who can't cook but received a degree — I was never told I would walk out…
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News, Feature <i>Sicko</i>

Sicko

The subject of Sicko is the American health insurance system — not, Moore explains, as it concerns the 50 million Americans who don't have insurance at all, but rather as it concerns the 250 million of us who do. We…
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Film, Here's Your Insight, Pal

Here's Your Insight, Pal

Vast legions embrace the thing as gospel. Skeptics dismiss it as ecstatic nonsense. In any event, James Redfield's peculiar novel The Celestine Prophecy has been a bulwark of New Age metaphysics since it first hit the bestseller lists back in…
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