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    Film, Set the Alarm

    Set the Alarm

    There is a downside to having a family trade, especially when that trade is murder for hire. "What do you do for a living?" becomes a loaded question, the answer a conversation stopper. Then there are the hidden responsibilities: While…
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    Calendar, Night&Day The Great Haul of China

    The Great Haul of China

    A tangible benefit of the thaw in Sino-American relations is "The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology," an extraordinary show that arrives in the U.S. after seven years of intense diplomatic negotiations. It spans 6,000 years of history and is the…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Hung Jury

    Hung Jury

    Walker Evans is arguably the greatest photographer America has ever produced. His deceptively simple black-and-white images of poverty, weary Southern sharecroppers, and deserted towns shaped our perception of the Depression, ushered in an era of unadorned documentary photojournalism, and influenced…
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    Film, Lusty Ladies

    Lusty Ladies

    Sometimes you just can't get no respect. But desire for respect (and workers' rights) was just what drove a group of dancers at the Lusty Lady peep show in San Francisco to unionize. Though disdained by feminists and union organizations,…
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    Film, Vive La France!

    Vive La France!

    If the selection of films at this year's festival is any indication, French cinema is as vital, sophisticated, and quirky as ever. In terms of subject matter and style, these films run the gamut from lightweight trifles to intense explorations…
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    Film, Zoom Lens

    Zoom Lens

    Noises OffIf you've grown weary of having your senses blasted by special effects and Dolby digital, Alloy Orchestra offers a refresher course in the purity of sound and image. In the last decade, the three-man, post-rock, post-industrial percussion ensemble has…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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