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Culture, The Exhibitionist Putter Up: Urban Putt Opens to the Public Today

Putter Up: Urban Putt Opens to the Public Today

For those of you wanting to show off your mean technique in an energetic match of putt putt here's your chance to put your money where your club is. Urban Putt, San Francisco's first and only indoor mini golf course,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist In the Hole: Urban Putt to Open First Indoor Mini-Golf Course in San Francisco

In the Hole: Urban Putt to Open First Indoor Mini-Golf Course in San Francisco

Steve Fox sure knows how to play a mean game of mini golf. From getting the grip just right on the putter to navigating the obstacles in every hole, mini golf has truly taken over his mind and life.…
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Calendar, Night&Day litquake time again!

litquake time again!

A 150th anniversary tribute to Jules Verne that includes complimentary cocktails begins the 14th annual Litquake literary festival — and then things get complicated. Featuring an average of 13 events each of the seven days between opening night and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cyberpunk Soothsayer

Cyberpunk Soothsayer

William Gibson is not the first science fiction author to be given the hyperbolic label of prophet -- writing in the mid-1800s, Jules Verne foretold the coming of electric submarines, news broadcasts, solar sails, lunar modules, and video conferencing, which…
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Film, "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island": The Rock Saves Soulless Sequel

"Journey 2: The Mysterious Island": The Rock Saves Soulless Sequel

Its production design inspired by Yes album covers and Candy Land, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island continues the weak Jules Verne — inspired adventures of 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth. Of the original cast and major crew,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Great Expectations of Indulgence

Great Expectations of Indulgence

Many are having a rough go of it this year -- foreclosed upon, unemployed, tear-gassed. We recommend a hot meat pie, plum pudding if you must, followed by a stroll through a perfectly romanticized Victorian London, free of all the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Light It Up

Light It Up

Light It Up Cork Marcheschi is like a child staring at a lightbulb, maybe the lightbulb in the refrigerator, fascinated, opening and closing the door, hoping to know for certain whether it really goes off when the door's closed —…
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Calendar, Night&Day Comic Tragedy

Comic Tragedy

The story begins with a random unfortunate incident: A woman, startled by a scream from a well, goes to check it out and falls in. Then she is catapulted into an excellent adventure. The conclusion? “‘Life is distracting and uncertain,’/She…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Zoopraxiscope Beckons

The Zoopraxiscope Beckons

Those unfamiliar with the world of steampunk may be tempted to lump it in with other fantasy subcultures, some of which involve dressing up as videogame characters or wizards. And it's true that steampunk is wrapped in a thick layer…
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Film, Feels Like 80 Days

Feels Like 80 Days

You might think that with the technological advances in moviemaking since 1956, this new version of Around the World in 80 Days would at least look better than its predecessor did. You could not be faulted for believing you'd be…
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Sex and Death

In Last Tango in Paris, Marlon Brando seems not to be acting at all. He inhabits his character, Paul -- a middle-aged American living in Paris -- like a hand in a snugly fitted glove, and he moves through the…
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