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Calendar, Night&Day Basement Exotica

Basement Exotica

Getting posh underground is a literary tradition that Babylon Salon maintains every season. Held in the swank Cantina, with its candlelit basement cash bar exotica, the series has an unusually strong assortment of literature on the menu for its…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Sweet Spot: Channeling Advice Columnist Dear Sugar

The Sweet Spot: Channeling Advice Columnist Dear Sugar

In last week's column I offered to give dating advice to my readers. "How do I avoid seeming desperate when deep down, I really am desperate?" asked a 24-year-old man. His issue, he confessed, is confidence and the feeling that…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rump Up the Volume

Rump Up the Volume

Wait, do you know this guy? Don’t worry, it isn't a one-night stand come back to haunt you. Well, maybe it is, but it’s more likely you know Isaac Fitzgerald from one of his past lives at iconic Mission District…
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Bookish Behavior

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Michael Chabon is the keynote speaker at the S.F. Jewish BookFest. The author, who won the big one for The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, plans to talk about memory and identity; he also goes into that…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, May 19, 2004 Lap steel guitar, layered, dreamy vocals, and wide-ranging instrumentation mark the sound of Summer Hymns' latest EP, Value Series Vol. 1: Fool's Gold. It's a good listen, and the organs, synth, and violin (even a theremin,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tough Love

Tough Love

The young and romantically dysfunctional protagonists who populate the dozen short stories in Steve Almond's new collection, My Life in Heavy Metal (Grove Press), trudge past single file like the characters in an alternate-universe Disneyland parade: a two-timing, 1980s hair-band-loving…
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