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News, The Snitch WordPress Stands for Open Source, Morals, Democracy: BetterKnowanSFBlog

WordPress Stands for Open Source, Morals, Democracy: BetterKnowanSFBlog

Every Tuesday morning, the SF Weekly news blog The Snitch profiles one of the Bay's many cool blogs in a segment we call BetterKnowanSFBlog. This week, it's actually a blog software program called WordPress. By Tyler Callister If you…
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News, There at Creation

There at Creation

Pamela Kramlich's Pacific Heights mansion flickers with ghostly figures. Above the massive stone fireplace, the video art superstar Matthew Barney prances across a TV screen in his nightmare guise — a goatman in an immaculate white suit. A tangle of…
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Music, Reviewed Miss Violetta Beauregarde

Miss Violetta Beauregarde

Imagine the ranting crack whore on your corner had an art degree and moonlighted as frontwoman for the Locust. That's Miss Violetta Beauregarde, a young Italian lady who delivers on the promise M.I.A. failed to fulfill: Girls make the best…
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Second Time Around

The Gate of Heavenly Peace The democracy movement that filled Tiananmen Square seven years ago lives on in Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton's three-hour documentary -- one of the most provocative studies of mass protest ever filmed. Gordon and Hinton…
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Suspicious Minds

In the recent Tiananmen Square documentary The Gate of Heavenly Peace, student leader Chai Ling repeatedly -- without embarrassment or, for that matter, any sense of modesty whatsoever -- refers to herself as the movement's "commander in chief." As the…
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