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Music, Hear This Quantic: Show Preview

Quantic: Show Preview

The English producer, DJ, composer, and musician Will Holland spent the past seven years writing, performing, and recording music largely in Cali, Colombia, surrounded by local and regional artists, designed mostly for home listening. But Holland, aka Quantic, was itching…
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Music, Hear This Legowelt: Show Preview

Legowelt: Show Preview

The 1990s saw a strange revolution take place in The Hague. Holland's third largest city became the unlikely center for a group of retro-minded artists dedicated to electro. Producing a sound that's hard, like their American counterparts (think Drexciya and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Snow Daze

Snow Daze

Every year, without exception, untold numbers of San Francisco residents who hail from a distant land called "The East Coast" gather on fall and winter nights to roast California. Festooned in their best wool clothing, clanging "Carol of the Bells"…
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Calendar, Night&Day Trans National

Trans National

The Transgender Film Festival celebrates its big 1-0 this year, (congratulations to indefatigable artistic director Shawna Virago!) and contributions to the gender-expanding movie party have arrived from Thailand, Scotland, the Netherlands, and many other lands. That includes ours: Taking a…
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Culture, Artcap

Art Review: "Reclaimed: Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker"

In the spring of 1940, Nazi Commander Hermann Goering walked up the steps of Amsterdam's Goudstikker Gallery and arranged to steal all the paintings inside, which numbered around 1,000 and belonged to a prominent Jewish dealer and collector who'd fled…
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News, The Snitch Twitter Scores All-Time High During World Cup Final

Twitter Scores All-Time High During World Cup Final

There are no stats on how many of the tweets simply said, "Goooooaaaaalllll"!But, during the last 15 minutes of Sunday's World Cup final, Twitterers set a new record -- a sustained 2,000 tweets per second, the San Francisco-based company has…
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News, The Snitch Spain 1, Netherlands 0: World Cup Final at Civic Center (Pics)

Spain 1, Netherlands 0: World Cup Final at Civic Center (Pics)

In the world of international soccer -- prior to yesterday -- there were two great hard-luck losers: Spain and Holland. But if Holland were the Red Sox of futility -- they lost the World Cup finals twice before, in '74…
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News, The Snitch Bye Bye Brazil: World Cup Loss Leaves Nation Numb

Bye Bye Brazil: World Cup Loss Leaves Nation Numb

At some point, every serious American sports fan brooding over a bitter loss has been cheerfully told "Hey, it's just a game!" What a terrible thing to say. Here's a hint: We know it's just a game. Don't patronize us. …
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Calendar, Night&Day World Cup Final: Netherlands vs. Spain

World Cup Final: Netherlands vs. Spain

With Sunday's Final pitting the Netherlands against Spain, there will be a new country's name joining the seven already engraved on the bottom of the FIFA World Cup Trophy. While this year's edition of the quadrennial tournament is the 19th,…
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Film, FilmCap

Steal a Pencil for Me

Michele Ohayon's graceful and moving portrait of elderly survivors Jacap (Jack) Polak and Ina Soep boasts two advantages over almost every other Holocaust documentary: an extraordinary level of craft and a happy ending. Jack and Ina met in Holland before…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listing

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. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Soiled


The orchid has plenty to recommend it: Its name comes from the Greek word for "testicle." Vanilla, an orchid plant, is derived from the Latin word for "vagina." Orchids in Turkey provide the flavoring and tenacity for salepi dondurma, also…
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Film, Going Dutch

Going Dutch

Grijs Verleden (or Gray Past) is the title the Dutch historian Chris van der Heijden gave to his 2001 account of Holland's morally murky landscape under Nazi occupation, and it's the phrase director Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers)…
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Music, Things Can Only Get Better

Things Can Only Get Better

"Howard Jones — you know any of his tunes?" Three-fourths of Tussle, the San Francisco dub-funk phenoms, are being randomly interrogated by a pair of neighboring diners at Chai Yo, a cramped Thai noodle house in the TL. Chopsticks are…
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Music, Reviewed Dave Holland Big Band

Dave Holland Big Band

At nearly 60 years old, jazz bassist and composer Dave Holland is taking chances like a man half his age. After earning nearly universal critical acclaim for his popular quintet, in 2000 he launched a 13-member large ensemble, whose first…
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News, Feature Real to Reel

Real to Reel

At first glance, there's nothing unusual about the two 17-year-old girls -- let's call them Lisa and Amanda -- on a brisk, chatty walk through the Galleria shopping complex in the flatlands of the Dallas suburbs. They're talking about what…
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Film, Definitely No

Definitely No

It's impossible not to notice that the title of Yes Nurse! No Nurse! -- the first musical film to emerge from the Netherlands -- sounds a lot like porn. "Yes, Nurse, I'll do whatever you say." "No, Nurse, I can't…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Since first stepping into the spotlight in the late '60s with a stint supporting Miles Davis, U.K. bassist and composer Dave Holland has been in demand as a sideman for his impeccable sense of time, round, muscular tone, wide-open ear,…
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Music, Reviewed Zuco 103

Zuco 103

The electronica market is fairly glutted with attempts at Brazilian soul, and almost all of them are as skimpy as an Ipanema bikini. Relying on a scrap of melodics and a thin rhythmic string, these endeavors are usually way too…
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Dining, The Mix

Global Village

You meet all types at Fisherman's Wharf. Depending on whom you talk to, there's a good chance they'll be from out of town, and if they've migrated to the venerable Buena Vista, you can bet they'll be drinking Irish coffee.…
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