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Calendar, Night&Day Art Porn

Art Porn

Fred Halsted’s legend invariably precedes him, for the simple reason that the handful of daring films he made in the 1970s are largely unavailable and rarely shown. One of gay cinema’s least polished and most prized pioneers, the SoCal native…
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Calendar, Night&Day Against the Law

Against the Law

A few months back, when the New Yorker and countless literary blogs were wringing their hands about the top 20 authors under 40 and debating at what precise age a writer peaks, Angela S. Choi was putting the finishing touches…
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Calendar, Night&Day Have a Drink

Have a Drink

Last year, artist Tucker Nichols had free rein to create art all over the de Young Museum. Nichols is known for odd little shapes, clever scraps of text, and quirky little kid drawings that make the lesser of us have…
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News, Sucka Free City

Singin' in Pain

So the district attorney finally charged two teenage toughs for the alleged beating they and their sissy-phobic pals dished out to the Yale a cappella group, the Baker's Dozen, on New Year's Eve. Prosecutors are calling it "a group attack…
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Culture, Stage

"The Mystery Plays"

Fantastic Four comic book writer and Yale playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa steals from The Twilight Zone, H.P. Lovecraft, and Hitchcock in his bid to be the theatrical heir to M. Night Shyamalan. This slick production is actually two otherworldly plays about…
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Culture, Stage <i>Gemini</i> Descending

Gemini Descending

The climax of Albert Innaurato's play Gemini doesn't occur where you'd expect to find it. It's not the part where a drunk, middle-aged, Irish-American divorcee threatens to throw herself off a telegraph pole. Nor is it the moment when a…
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Culture, Stage

Ben Franklin: Unplugged

The thing about Josh Kornbluth is that he really does look like Ben Franklin: the longish hair, the glasses. One thing he learns, though -- during the course of this one-man show about the revolutionary Franklin and his royalist son,…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best (and Certainly Coolest) Cultural Figure

Rhodessa Jones is the most gorgeous grandmother you could ever hope to see. Her neck is about a mile long, and smooth as paper. She peers over her high cheekbones at her audiences, her wide mouth set in a hard…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

Bruce Campbell's role as co- producer and star of the cult classic Evil Dead makes him a living legend. While he could've just lived on his laurels, Campbell is a "working" actor, a blue-collar thespian who doesn't turn down jobs…
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Film, Empty Head

Empty Head

Not so long ago, The Skulls would have starred Tom Cruise -- but in which role? He could have been either lead; the one he didn't choose could have landed in the lap of James Spader or Rob Lowe. One…
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Second Time Around

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision Maya Lin -- the architect of genius who created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. -- hankers for water. In her Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Ala., a constant flow pours over a…
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Calendar, Halloween

Publish or Perish

Over the last 17 years, the Unabomber has deployed 16 bombs in a pyrolytic barrage, rendering this gore box-score: 23 injured, three killed, millions terrified. His slaughter began modestly: The first device (May 25, 1978) mangled the hand of a…
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News, Feature

War Junkie

The Vietnam War, for all its lush horrors, was more addictive than any drug. In those most susceptible, it produced exhilaration and despair in equal and unbearable measure. As Jacques Leslie describes these lost souls in his new memoir The…
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