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Culture, Stage The Ballad of Old Barbecue Feet: The Aqua Teen Team Pushes Against Narrative Limits for the Two-Second Episode

The Ballad of Old Barbecue Feet: The Aqua Teen Team Pushes Against Narrative Limits for the Two-Second Episode

One of the weirder entertainment clusters out there, one of those sites that was born in a backwater and became a lot more important than anyone might've guessed, started late one night in 2001 on the Cartoon Network. It was…
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News, Feature SF Sketchfest 2015: The Comedians Speak!

SF Sketchfest 2015: The Comedians Speak!

Seventeen days. That's longer than the Olympic Games. And those are only every two years. Seen thataway, SF Sketchfest is a display of the peaks of human wit, endurance, heckle-resistance, laugh-slaloming, staged chummery, "yes, and"-ingness, nostalgia under duress, voice-doing, and…
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News, Feature Ten Years Later: Scott Aukerman and James Adomian Consider Friendship, Gay Stuff, and Life After Death

Ten Years Later: Scott Aukerman and James Adomian Consider Friendship, Gay Stuff, and Life After Death

There's the idea of the lone comic working feverishly at his craft, honing it under the glare of many cramped clubs, always in some kind of isolation. That's true, but not complete, because comedy, the whole culture of it, is…
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News, Sucka Free City The Descent of "Man": Here's How Language <i>Really</i> Works, Sweetie

The Descent of "Man": Here's How Language Really Works, Sweetie

The art of the portmanteau means combining words to create new words. PortMANteau, then, linguistically targets the boorish behavior of the American male. New terms added to the sum total of human understanding include "manscaping" (body-hair grooming), "mansplaining" (condescension masquerading…
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News, Feature Year in Review 2014: The Era of the Shared Disaster

Year in Review 2014: The Era of the Shared Disaster

This year, like all others, defies easy categorization, except perhaps to say this is the year of easy categorizations. Or, at least, attempted ones. Social media reached its inevitable conclusion with the total ascension of the hashtag. The ancient need…
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News, Feature 2014: The Year in Disasters

2014: The Year in Disasters

When one lives in San Francisco long enough, one finally recognizes the shared look on all the faces of the citizens one sees hustling by. It's the bright-eyed grimace of steely resolve, the stoic bravery of a people resigned to…
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News, Feature 2014: In Memoriam

2014: In Memoriam

Robin Williams: What it feels like when a comedy turns out to have a tragic ending. Lexington Club: The Mission's venerable lesbian club shocked many by announcing its end-of-year shuttering in October. Rising costs were named as the cause, transforming…
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News, Feature Sucker Punch of Love: For Everyone Else, There Are Oddities

Sucker Punch of Love: For Everyone Else, There Are Oddities

In the menagerie of gift-giving, there's the mythical "person who has everything" who is impossible to shop for (solution: Give them love; it's as cheap and abundant as natural gas, and has ruined just as many small towns as fracking).…
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News, Feature Lunar Exploration: Remind Them of You With a Gift in Tune with the Tides

Lunar Exploration: Remind Them of You With a Gift in Tune with the Tides

The recurring gift is the most quietly insistent of presents. Give someone a magazine subscription and you're essentially saying, "I bet every month you need something to read for a day or two." And so, every month, there you'll be,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Our New, New Radio Show, "The Extra Extra Show"

Our New, New Radio Show, "The Extra Extra Show"

In our ongoing experimentation with the form and content of our news delivery, we have embarked upon a new project with our associates at the San Francisco Examiner. Where before, both of us had radio shows on internet station Best Frequencies…
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News, Feature Fires of the Past: Surrendering to the Warm Embrace of Nostalgia

Fires of the Past: Surrendering to the Warm Embrace of Nostalgia

During an earlier San Francisco flirtation with a Gilded Age, a man named J.J. Morse delivered a lecture on immortality to the California Psychical Society. The Dec. 17, 1895, edition of the San Francisco Call reports that Morse gave it…
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News, Political Activities Page: The Election May Be Over, but the Fun Doesn't Have to Be!

Political Activities Page: The Election May Be Over, but the Fun Doesn't Have to Be!

Download the Political Activities page Spot the Differences! Politics can be a childish game; here, we go ahead and present it as a child's game. Among the fistfuls of propaganda tossed back and forth between the warring parties in this…
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The Practical Networkers' Guide to Wealth & Love: Assessing Your Online Intentions

In this information-dense age, there are so many ways to be confused about who we are and what we want. So easy to be confused! How can we even know the answer to such questions as: Am I rich? Am…
News, Feature The Election Issue 2014: Understanding the Forces That Shape This Year's Ballot

The Election Issue 2014: Understanding the Forces That Shape This Year's Ballot

In the farmers' market of sociopolitical philosophies, democracy is rather like the gourd so often associated with election season: Democracy is a pumpkin — it can be a pie, or it can be a monster. But what if we think…
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News, Feature Corn Dog: Live by the Stick, Die by the Stick

Corn Dog: Live by the Stick, Die by the Stick

As with birth, no one remembers that first corn dog. But with both, we can assume that you were probably young, it was probably hot, and it probably happened at the end of a long dizzying ride in the dark.…
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News, Letters Comics Issue 2014: Letter from the Editor In Which We Explain the Nature of Our Scheme

Comics Issue 2014: Letter from the Editor In Which We Explain the Nature of Our Scheme

SF Weekly Editor Brandon R. Reynolds and Guest Editor Matt Silady walk you through what the hell they were thinking. Click here to read a larger version of this comic and the rest of SF Weekly's Comics Issue.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>SF Weekly</i>'s "Newspaper on the Radio," Episodes 2 and 3: Spectacle and Summertime

SF Weekly's "Newspaper on the Radio," Episodes 2 and 3: Spectacle and Summertime

Have you been wishing you could listen to SF Weekly's radio show on BFF.fm over and over again? Been missing out on our searing cultural commentary? Did you even know we had a show? In fact we do: "Newspaper on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>SF Weekly</i>'s Newspaper on the Radio, Our New Show

SF Weekly's Newspaper on the Radio, Our New Show

In our quest to conquer most of the major technologies of the 20th century, SF Weekly is branching out into radio. Internet radio, to be precise, because we won't have the FCC cracking down on our ability to swear.…
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Culture, Stage Rise of the White Male Weenie: With "Silicon Valley," Mike Judge's Underdogs Finally Take Over

Rise of the White Male Weenie: With "Silicon Valley," Mike Judge's Underdogs Finally Take Over

If ever there was a champion for the American beta male — nay, omega male — which is to say, a champion for the probably least-championable class of American, it would be Mike Judge. He's practically been an anthropologist moving…
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News, Feature Frisco!: The Game: "The Only Way to Win in San Francisco!"

Frisco!: The Game: "The Only Way to Win in San Francisco!"

DOWNLOAD YOUR OFFICIAL FRISCO! GAME BOARD. From the makers of Halt! You're the Terrorist! and Settlers of Da' Hood: A GentriFUNcation Adventure comes Frisco! The Game, an exciting journey through the strange and beautiful City by the Bay known…
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