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News, Sucka Free City SFuture Shock: Bold predictions for the coming year

SFuture Shock: Bold predictions for the coming year

• Dave Eggers adapts another children's book for the big screen. No one knew The Very Hungry Caterpillar could be so depressing. • In an attempt to help residents heal from Trauma, another San Francisco–based TV show is launched, starring…
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Music, Bouncer

Second-rate success at Luques

The holiday tourists who stream into San Francisco at this time of year are strangely enjoyable. Entirely predictable, they wander around all big-eyed and camcordered, in pairs, families, or busloads, settling around the cable car stop at the foot of…
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Culture, Books

October book events: Litquake, Spain Rodriguez, and Stuff White People Like.

Thursday, Oct. 2 You've heard of underground cartoonist R. Crumb, but you may not have heard of his contemporary, Spain Rodriguez, who worked alongside Crumb on Zap Comix. The S.F.–based Rodriguez created such memorable characters as Trashman and Big Bitch,…
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News, Sucka Free City

Loving the MSM

Dear friends at the Examiner: First, kudos to you for giving me so many good reasons to pick up the Examiner day after day. Catchy features like your regal and severe eagle logo, your easy-to-turn pages (minus the typical daily's…
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News, Feature Rent to Evict

Rent to Evict

From the outside, little distinguishes the five-story brick box at 1030 Post St. from its neighboring structures — it's a generic, frill-free apartment building on a block full of them. Inside, the place isn't particularly remarkable, either. It looks like…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman ( Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Rent Rants We prefer "Coca-Cola Commies," thank you very much: You smartass Pepsi Proletarians who keep moaning about San Francisco's skyrocketing rents should be looking for apologies from Chris Daly, Aaron Peskin, Matt…
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News, Feature Offensive Line

Offensive Line

Down on the turf of Monster Park, the supposed face of everything wrong with the San Francisco 49ers is hidden behind a pair of Ray-Bans, half-watching as the collection of undervalued assets and overpriced commodities known as a professional football…
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News, Dog Bites Straight to Video

Straight to Video

When we heard about the racist in-house video produced by a San Francisco police officer at the Bayview Station and made public by an outraged Mayor Gavin Newsom and Police Chief Heather Fong last week, we, too, were fit to…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Quite the Catch

Quite the Catch

TUES 11/29 In the 1980s, you could find mural-size photographs of 49ers quarterback Joe Montana in the atriums of downtown banks: San Francisco truly loved him. He retired in the mid-1990s, so it's been a while since those giant portraits…
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News, The Apologist Diversity Scramble, Left. On Two. Break.

Diversity Scramble, Left. On Two. Break.

Fresh off a humiliating 2-14 season, the 49ers found themselves grappling with an off-the-field disaster last week, after the San Francisco Chronicle received an anonymous package that contained a raunchy in-house training video on "dealing with the media" produced by…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Coaching Legacy

Mike Nolan San Francisco 49ers His father, Dick, roamed the 49ers sidelines as head coach from 1968 to 1975. Now, Mike Nolan will try to return the red and gold to its customary place atop the football universe. Nolan's track…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors A Winner

A Winner

ONGOING 12/22-1/8 It's hardly a news flash that sports and sex share an intimate kinship. Both enjoy a slow buildup of anticipation and excitement; intensely sensual sights, sounds, and smells; and action that culminates in one big ecstatic payoff. No…
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News, The Apologist

Inside the NFHell

This has been the toughest season in recent memory for the San Francisco 49ers and their passionate fans. The championship years of Montana, Rice, Young, and Walsh are firmly behind them, and the team is now the worst in football,…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Drop a Bomb

Drop a Bomb

SUN 8/22 The classic lowrider dude -- with his fedora, zoot-styled suit, and ultracool attitude -- has been turning heads (especially those of pretty ladies) with his razor sharpness since the 1940s, with few changes. But his ride has been…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best 49er

On a team that's lost its most recognizable offensive players -- quarterback Jeff Garcia, wide receiver Terrell Owens, and running back Garrison Hearst -- the best of the new-look 49ers is linebacker Julian Peterson. A two-time Pro Bowler who has…
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Calendar, Resolution Guide Resolved: I <i>Will</i> Get Laid

Resolved: I Will Get Laid

Some people can go years without having sex. Most of these people do not live in San Francisco, but even the friskiest San Franciscan can hit a dry spell. Here are a few ways to get, um, wet. Perhaps the…
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News, Feature Arrested Development

Arrested Development

One afternoon in late September, Mayor Willie Brown broke into his out-of-town schedule to conduct a conference call with a group of citizens from southeast San Francisco. For some weeks, the group -- which includes residents, environmental activists, and artists…
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News, Feature Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Two lines of women face each other on the field of Berkeley's Grove Street Park, the San Francisco Tsunami's third practice field in as many months. Securing a football field in San Francisco is kind of like finding a vacant…
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News, Dog Bites

Dog Bites

James and Ted in Up in Smoke! People keep asking us, "How can the new Examiner possibly make all the mistakes it makes?" Up till now, we've had to tell these people: We have no idea. Just today, though, Dog…
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