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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Feels the Sting of Success at Jellyfish Lounge

Bouncer Feels the Sting of Success at Jellyfish Lounge

Hanging out in bars in expensive restaurants is like playing dress-up; it's pretend. You might not be able to afford dinner there, but you can sit at the bar and order a beer and be a part of things. You…
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News, The Snitch Where Does Your School Rank in Cranking Out Peace Corps Volunteers?

Where Does Your School Rank in Cranking Out Peace Corps Volunteers?

Nathan "Hale" Sargent doesn't want to say a bad economy is good for the Peace Corps. That'd be simplistic. That'd be insensitive. A bad economy is bad for everyone. That being said -- applications in 2009 were up 18 percent…
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News, Sucka Free City

Cross-country cyclist gets a rude welcome from S.F. bike thieves

After cycling for six months and covering 6,255 miles in a 14-state cross-country trip from Florida to California to spread awareness about global hunger, Andrew Marinelli finally arrived in sunny San Francisco earlier this month only to be greeted with…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Crossing the Threshold

Crossing the Threshold

SAT-SUN 9/17-18 Properly viewing architecture can be a poor aesthetic experience: You might be arrested for home invasion, for one, or hounded during an open house about the correlation between your footwear and your financial holdings. This weekend, however, "AIA…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Label Whore Epicenter

With the economy in the pits and ex-dot-commers heading for the Peace Corps, blatant materialism may not be chic these days. But there are still closet fashion freaks out there -- you know who you are -- and Union Square…
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News, Bay View Caught in the Storm

Caught in the Storm

One month ago, Will Clark had the next two years of his life all figured out. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Uzbekistan, the 28-year-old would spend his days teaching English to the country's Russian, Uzbek, and Korean children. During…
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Dining, Social Grace

Get a Room

Dear Social Grace, I'm a member of a small social group that meets monthly. There are several couples in the group, but one pair in particular is very physically affectionate during our gatherings. Their public displays of affection are…
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News, Letters


School Spirit As a former teacher, for three years in the U.S. Peace Corps in Southern Africa and for one year at a public high school in Texas, I read your article on reconstitution with great interest ("Cleaning Slates," July…
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