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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Onetime Dive Grasslands Now a Tourist Spot

Bouncer: Onetime Dive Grasslands Now a Tourist Spot

Anyone who has been following this column knows that I don't abide fools who throw around the word "dive" to describe bars that are decidedly not dives. If a place has hipster cachet, a working digital jukebox, or microbrewed beers,…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>The Warlords</i>

The Warlords

No less a man than Jet Li cries multiple times in The Warlords, an impressively gargantuan Chinese battle epic that generously accommodates director Peter Chan's proven talent for jerking tears (e.g., Comrades: Almost a Love Story). A quasi-remake of the…
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Film, Epic Bore

Epic Bore

Reluctant though I am to carp about any director who has devoted chunks of his career to bringing the nonwhite world's suffering to Western attention, Roger Spottiswoode's The Children of Huang Shi — a drama based on the life of…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Art House

Artists' Television Access. Sabreteeth vs. Turkish Star Wars: live freeform soundtracking of infamous cinematic rip-off. Fri., March 7, 8 p.m. $5. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, Castro Theatre. Scarlet Empress and A Royal Scandal: At the "Dueling Divas"…
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Calendar, Night&Day Revealing History

Revealing History

In The Rape of Nanking, journalist Iris Chang chronicled the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking and the atrocities that followed (200,000 murders and more than 20,000 rapes within the first six weeks of the occupation). Chang's 2005 suicide at the…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Local Cookbook

If you've ever wondered how Betelnut got the fire into its emerald fire noodles (no longer on the menu, unfortunately, and sorely missed), or can't stop thinking about the salmon paillards you had at Globe, Aqua's miso-marinated sea bass, or…
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