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Culture, The Exhibitionist Art Show Featuring Pugs in Fruit Hats to Benefit the SPCA

Art Show Featuring Pugs in Fruit Hats to Benefit the SPCA

Some of us can't have pets. We've been cursed with landlords who wish to deny us the love and affection of a pug. But just because we can't adopt, doesn't mean we don't want to do our part in supporting…
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Calendar, Night&Day Kerouac's Sicilian Dog

Kerouac's Sicilian Dog

Our first experience with the San Francisco Pet Owner came during a walk through Hayes Valley. A woman exclaimed, "Look Amy! A corgi!" We initially thought she was addressing a child, but upon further investigation we discovered the woman was…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>The Lion King</i> Tickets Available June 8

The Lion King Tickets Available June 8

After a successful run in 2004, The Lion King is coming back to San Francisco this fall for an 11-week engagement at the SHN Orpheum Theatre, according to a statement from SHN. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale Friday,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Cute Dogs in Costume: The Whole Enchihuahua

Cute Dogs in Costume: The Whole Enchihuahua

The mighty Chihuahua once served as the companion to the Mayan civilization. Evidence points to the dogs participating in religious ceremonies. The Chihuahua is considered one of the oldest dog breeds within the American Kennel Club, and it deserves respect…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Fifth-Graders Wrote Them, Pro Actors Perform Them: "Short Plays by Short People"

Fifth-Graders Wrote Them, Pro Actors Perform Them: "Short Plays by Short People"

In 1990, Kevin Bacon put on a dazzling performance in Tremors, a film about mutant worms and trailer parks. As children, we played a game in which, side by side with Kevin Bacon, we would destroy the underground monsters and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist An Incendiary Life Remembered: Lenore Kandel, a Strong Female Voice Among the Beats

An Incendiary Life Remembered: Lenore Kandel, a Strong Female Voice Among the Beats

Lenore Kandel was explosive -- she was the only woman to give a speech at the 1967 Human Be-In, became immortalized by Jack Kerouac in Big Sur, and just like her buddy Allen Ginsberg, had a pamphlet of her work…
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Calendar, Night&Day Little People, Big Minds

Little People, Big Minds

In the early ’90s Kevin Bacon put on a dazzling performance in Tremors, a film about mutant worms and trailer parks. As children, we played a game in which, side by side with Kevin Bacon, we would destroy the underground…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Enter the Studio of Winston Smith, Artist Who Worked With Dead Kennedys, Green Day

Enter the Studio of Winston Smith, Artist Who Worked With Dead Kennedys, Green Day

Winston Smith is among those responsible for giving Bay Area punk rock a visual representation -- and when we say "Winston Smith," we're not talking about the infamous 1984 literary character, but rather the notable Bay Area artist whose work…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Three Survivors -- Ages 106-108 -- Lead 1906 Earthquake Commemorations

Three Survivors -- Ages 106-108 -- Lead 1906 Earthquake Commemorations

Once a year we San Franciscans take time to remind ourselves of one of the horrors that rocked our city -- the catastrophic earthquake and fire on April 18, 1906, that left an estimated 3,000 dead, more than 200,000 homeless,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Musical Misfit

Musical Misfit

Controversial, offensive, and downright angry, Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. was a real force in his time. Better known as Jay Reatard, the notorious rock 'n' roll monster was known for aggressive and energetic performances that left audiences in awe. Even…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Castro Features Four Films That Show Off the Fashion of Jean Paul Gaultier

Castro Features Four Films That Show Off the Fashion of Jean Paul Gaultier

We've had it all wrong: The greatness of a film is not measured by who is playing the lead, but what that person is wearing. That's right, we're talking about fashion. Mise en scène, the intricate design aspects of a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Eat an Insect, Get Into Ripley's Museum Free

Eat an Insect, Get Into Ripley's Museum Free

Let's get together and munch on some ants, termites, and dung beetles. Or if we're feeling adventurous, we can have scorpion and cockroach for dessert. No? Well consider this: Even if it appears absurd, entomophagy is a historical and traditional…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Religion for Atheists</i>' Alain De Botton Shuns Fundamentalism -- From Both Sides

Religion for Atheists' Alain De Botton Shuns Fundamentalism -- From Both Sides

"The Atheist and the Believer" is a tale as old as time, and a controversy as relevant this election year as ever. But author, philosopher, and entrepreneur Alain De Bottom proposes a middle ground and asks questions that blur the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Life&rsquo;s Only Constant

Life’s Only Constant

Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! was something we often turned to as we entered new stages in life. However, we realize things don’t always work as Dr. Seuss said they would -- the bitter reality being that life…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ya Big Baboon!

Ya Big Baboon!

The physiological reaction of a zebra running for its life, after being ripped open by a lion, is shockingly similar to that of humans when we contemplate mortality -- or become distressed by a traffic jam. The same classic mammalian…
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Calendar, Night&Day Relevant After 400 Years

Relevant After 400 Years

Plato was among many to observe that art imitates reality. He also was among many who’ve advocated that art -- especially poetry and drama -- should be severely censored for the good of the people. The fear that art depicts…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Carly Ozard Looks Back on S.F. Cabaret, Freddie Mercury, and Animals Before She Moves to N.Y.

Carly Ozard Looks Back on S.F. Cabaret, Freddie Mercury, and Animals Before She Moves to N.Y.

Going away parties mean a lot of things: a fresh start, sad goodbyes, and reflecting on all the wacky stuff that's happened in the place you're leaving. Cabaret performer Carly Ozard is having a going away party this week (she's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sweet, Sweet, Literature: Sunday Crawl Pairs Indie Bookstores and Chocolate

Sweet, Sweet, Literature: Sunday Crawl Pairs Indie Bookstores and Chocolate

What would we need if we were stranded on a desert island? Of course, if we were practical folk we would say a knife or tools, but we're not that type -- we want chocolate and books. There can never…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Meet our Masterminds: Baldur Helgason and Laurie Halsey Brown

Meet our Masterminds: Baldur Helgason and Laurie Halsey Brown

The economy sucks, but we don't care -- the Bay Area is home to artists so talented they deserve to take over the world. That's why the Masterminds grants are given to three local and emerging artists who need that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Meet Our Mastermminds: Lisa Alonzo and Jon Kuzmich

Meet Our Mastermminds: Lisa Alonzo and Jon Kuzmich

The economy sucks, but we don't care -- the Bay Area is home to artists so talented they deserve to take over the world. That's why the Masterminds grants are given to three local and emerging artists who need that…
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