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Calendar, Night&Day Presidential suite

Presidential suite

Those crazy kids from LEVYdance are at it again, this time in a house that's been a home to 44 generals in 66 years and opened its doors to innumerable illustrious guests, including presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford…
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Calendar, Night&Day Alt-History


National treasure Sarah Vowell's most recent book, Unfamiliar Fishes, explores the Americanization of Hawaii, from the arrival of the first missionaries in the early 19th century to their grandchildren’s coup, backed by the U.S. military, not 80 years later. Vowell,…
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Music, BeatBox Army: Show Preview

Army: Show Preview

Fritzmaurice Williams' stage name, Army, is a reference to the time he spent in the U.S. military after graduating from New York's School of the Performing Arts. Following his service, he traded his M-16 rifle for a reggae career that's…
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Calendar, Night&Day The War Area

The War Area

Everybody who comes across Trevor Paglen's art loves it, except the U.S. military. It would like him to quietly disappear. For his art is to expose portions of military business that are hidden, either through distance or paperwork, often using…
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Calendar, Night&Day We Predict Movie

We Predict Movie

The story is little-known, but completely insane: Japanese-American soldiers in WWII. Specifically, the men of the Military Intelligence Service Language School located in the Presidio. They translated, interrogated, and otherwise provided linguistic ammo for the U.S. Imagine their disgust when,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Think Pink

Think Pink

The image of the polite, conformist Japanese person somehow lingers despite (or because of) the last decade’s onslaught of J-horror flicks. Pink Cinema Revolution: The Radical Films of Koji Wakamatsu revives the low-budget master of pinku eiga exploitation to kick…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Going Green DREAM on: The interesting and informative article "Army of Uno" , written by Mary Spicuzza, discusses the ways in which the U.S. military promises U.S. citizenship to recruit young green-card-holders. While it mentions that there are paths…
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News, Bay View Glowing Review

Glowing Review

Sculptors who are members of the Point, an artist community at the former Hunters Point Shipyard, have been notified that the building where they've been working -- in some cases for years -- is contaminated with radioactive materials, and they'll…
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News, South to the Future

South to the Future

November 17, 1999 WASHINGTON -- A high-tech, heavily armed force descends on a small city in the Pacific Northwest. Its mission: to clean up a chemical spill at an energy research lab. But these are no weekend eco-warriors, they're Marines.…
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Zoom Lens

Return With Honor Leni Riefenstahl would admire this emotionally potent and morally repugnant portrait of American pilots imprisoned and tortured during the Vietnam War. Ostensibly a tribute to the resiliency of the human spirit, this crackingly well-produced film deftly mixes…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): How dare you be so gorgeous and irresistible? What the hell were you thinking when you made yourself into a sleek safe-sex machine that even innocent bystanders have sudden longings to take for a ride? Don't…
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