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Culture, The Exhibitionist #SFBorn: 10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were from San Francisco

#SFBorn: 10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were from San Francisco

1. Monica Lewinsky (former White House intern known for the Lewinsky…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Drinks Among Newspaper Relics at Local Edition

Bouncer Drinks Among Newspaper Relics at Local Edition

You have to hand it to the proprietors of Bourbon & Branch and Rickhouse. They are the Ken Burnses of booze; they take events in American history that burned bright and faded into memory, and transform them into carefully crafted…
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News, Sucka Free City Citizen Bronstein

Citizen Bronstein

Say what you will about San Francisco's daily newspaper of broken record, it never actually started a war with another country. William Randolph Hearst did. Hearst is also known as one of the pioneers of yellow journalism, who would use…
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Film, <i>Cat </i>Fight

Cat Fight

Poor William Randolph Hearst. The snapping dogs of Hollywood just won't leave the guy alone. It's been barely 60 years since a little epic called Citizen Kane portrayed the great newspaper tycoon as a ruthless dictator who degenerated into an…
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Film, Reel World

Touch of Evil

House of Angels The Ninth Street Media Arts Consortium is just three months away from moving into its new digs on Ninth between Mission and Howard, a hop and a skip down the boulevard from its current home. The consortium…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Dismembered Piece of Hearst Legacy

No, we're not talking about the stranger-than-fiction final days of the Examiner. To see the most tragic bit of old Hearst wreckage it's necessary to take a walk in Golden Gate Park, where, at the main entrance to the Strybing…
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News, Bay View Long May She Reign?

Long May She Reign?

In Gray Brechin's new book Imperial San Francisco -- Urban Power, Earthly Ruin, the founder of the San Francisco Chronicle, Charles de Young, is murdered by a disgruntled reader. The murderer is acquitted by a jury on grounds of "reasonable…
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News, Feature

Deep Xanadu-doo

Kat McConnell stands on the point at San Simeon, a sizable spit of land reaching out into the Pacific. She watches the ocean below, her back to a stand of cypress trees much older than she. It's been a gentle…
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News, Feature

S.F.s 10 Tiniest Conspiracies

Hemp-Hating Hearst In the '30s, William Randolph Hearst demonized marijuana (a Mexican slang term Hearst introduced to the American lexicon) in stories with headlines such as "Marijuana Makes Fiends of Boys in 30 Days: Hasheesh Goads Users to Blood-Lust." But…
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Abbey Road

Once bought, some things simply cannot be returned. But thanks to one of newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst's art-collecting binges, the remnants of an abandoned 10th-century Spanish monastery are being pried from the mud in Golden Gate Park (where they…
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Two-bit rag

The ads practically beg you to buy the Examiner. Plastered to newsstands and affixed to bus shelters, the big red-and-black posters broadcast the news that the afternoon newspaper has cut its single-copy price in half, to 25 cents. Why the…
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