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Culture, The Exhibitionist There Is Ice on Pluto! (And Other Momentous News from Astronomy's Best Week in Decades)

There Is Ice on Pluto! (And Other Momentous News from Astronomy's Best Week in Decades)

This might have been the best week in astronomy since homo sapiens played golf on the moon in 1972, or, if fiction counts, since that time in 1987 where a cloaked Klingon  Bird of Prey landed in Golden Gate…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings April 23-29, 2014

Artists' Television Access. Selected III: British touring collection of short films and video co-curated by Videoclub and the Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN). Fri., April 25, 8 p.m. $7-$10. videoclub.org.uk. Other Cinema: Google Boondoggle: The S.F. Tenants Union…
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Dining, SFoodie Vegan Fast Food, Meat Consumption Down, and Remembering Roger Ebert

Vegan Fast Food, Meat Consumption Down, and Remembering Roger Ebert

Good day, friends! Greenpeace has a new, very short PSA narrated by the one and only William Shatner! I can't help it, I love that bro. See also: Zagat Likes Vegan Junk and the FDA Says Meat is Grody…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Fifty Shades of Grey</em> Meme Brings New Meaning to the Word "Tool"

Fifty Shades of Grey Meme Brings New Meaning to the Word "Tool"

You've probably seen a parody or two (or six) of Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic novel by E.L. James. If not, allow us to violate your ocular chastity with Gilbert Gottfried's (safe for work!) rendition: A parody we didn't…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist William Shatner Humbly Hams It Up at the Orpheum in <i>Shatner's World</i>

William Shatner Humbly Hams It Up at the Orpheum in Shatner's World

William "Bad Billy" Shatner's one-man show Shatner's World played for one big night at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday to an audience filled with young fans, old fans, and more than a few tolerant significant others. And everyone had a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Shatner's World</em> Boldly Goes Where No Ego Has Gone Before -- And We Gladly Follow

Shatner's World Boldly Goes Where No Ego Has Gone Before -- And We Gladly Follow

"Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young." So quipped Captain Kirk to Dr. McCoy in The Wrath of Khan, and despite the fact that he turns 81 this month (looking better than many men 20 years younger),…
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Calendar, Night&Day Kirk Here

Kirk Here

For children of a certain generation, the Starship Enterprise’s earnest Capt. James T. Kirk was a cardboard cousin of Dudley Do-Right. The latter, a dim-bulb Canadian Mountie created for The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, was a cartoon character, you see,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Stalk That Co-Worker on Twitter -- Then Cover Your Tracks

Stalk That Co-Worker on Twitter -- Then Cover Your Tracks

Let's say I have a coworker/dude who I am sort of (okay totally) stalking. I don't really have to "stalk" because we have each other's numbers and e-mails and we text each other occasionally, if not often. But I still…
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Dining, SFoodie William Shatner Really Doesn't Want You to Fry Your Turkey the Wrong Way

William Shatner Really Doesn't Want You to Fry Your Turkey the Wrong Way

Apparently, State Farm Insurance is so sick of paying out for fire damage from deep-fried turkey disasters that it's pouring thousands of dollars into a public-info campaign starring William Shatner, the schlockmaster whose gift for inappropriately melodramatic pauses still…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Top 10 "Wait, What?" Moments from Bad Movie Night, Part 1: A - M

The Top 10 "Wait, What?" Moments from Bad Movie Night, Part 1: A - M

Every Sunday at 8pm at The Dark Room, I run a Mystery Science Theater 3000-type show called Bad Movie Night. It's pretty simple: we show movies, people in the front row with microphones riff on them, and the audience is…
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Music, All Shook Down

Six Extremely Weird Cover Songs, Featuring Bill Shatner, Dolly Parton, and ... Pat Boone?

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Music, All Shook Down Saturday Night: Henry Rollins, Now 50, Imparts Punk-Rock Wisdom at the Independent

Saturday Night: Henry Rollins, Now 50, Imparts Punk-Rock Wisdom at the Independent

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Calendar, Night&Day High School Confidential

High School Confidential

When James Dean and Elvis exploded on the scene more than half a century ago, Hollywood realized en masse that teenagers were a gold mine — and ensuing generations of studio functionaries haven’t stopped mining their pockets yet. The 1960s…
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News, Sucka Free City Demands that may have slowed BART-union negotiations

Demands that may have slowed BART-union negotiations

After several months of negotiations, BART and its unions finally reached a tentative agreement last week to avoid a crippling transit strike. Here are some of the unions' demands that slowed down con-tract talks. • All trains slow down at…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Thespian Shat

The Thespian Shat

William Shatner has bravely gone where no man (except George Hamilton) has gone before — beyond parody, beyond self-parody, into the farthest realm of self-defined cool. Whether his singular career reps an immortal contribution to popular culture is a matter…
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Culture, Stagecap

Twilight Zone Live

Twilight Zone Live, now in its sixth season at the Dark Room, isn't exactly a tribute to Rod Serling's landmark TV series from the '50s and '60s. It's more like an extended riff on themes only suggested by the show's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Way Out

Way Out

William Shatner's Butt Girls host the Women on the Way Festival Benefit Performance and Party. The Butt Girls, aka Lene Taylor and Jungle Kitty, geek their way through dirty Star Trek jokes, Captain James T. Kirk–related games, and probably a…
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Music, Reviewed Destroyer

Destroyer

"Arch," "grandiose," and "affected" are terms used by some music critics to condemn rock records, but Dan Bejar embraces these descriptors as positive attributes. As Destroyer, his vocals are often melodramatic and self-satisfied: Think David Bowie, Suede, and Robyn Hitchcock…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Her One Little Secret

Her One Little Secret

Sleeping Dogs Lie (First Look) Writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait takes a subversive concept (honesty is overrated) and marries it to an outrageous scenario (a woman's family learns that she once, uh, performed for a dog) to create . . . a…
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Music, Reviewed William Shatner

William Shatner

Hey, who ordered the ham on wry? William Shatner, the greatest overactor of our time, returns to recording (you mean you've never heard Capt. Kirk's primal-scream take on "Mr. Tambourine Man"?) with a cutting-edge crew of has-beens-to-be that includes Ben…
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