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News, Your Humble Narrator Everyone's a Winner: Holding a Raffle for Allegedly Dirty Cops

Everyone's a Winner: Holding a Raffle for Allegedly Dirty Cops

Your humble narrator has a knack for winning raffles. Well, perhaps "winning" isn't the right term. Without fail, a few dollars forked over for several colorful tickets brings forth misshapen Tupperware imparting the taste of Tupperware to all it touches…
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Dining, Distillations Distillations: Drinking Alone, Together at  Tonight Soju Bar

Distillations: Drinking Alone, Together at Tonight Soju Bar

I came to Tonight Soju Bar because I don't know a damn thing about soju. Or much about Korea. You can learn a lot about another culture by what it drinks recreationally. But that doesn't mean you will. Despite having…
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Dining, Eat Local Mission Market Opening This Week

Local Mission Market Opening This Week

Local Mission Market, the ambitious new venture from Yaron Milgrom and Jake Des Voignes (of Local's Corner and Local Mission Eatery), is on track to open next week. The 2,700-square-foot market, which prominently features a large commissary kitchen where a…
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News, Feature Storytelling 10110001101: Comics and Novels Evolve

Storytelling 10110001101: Comics and Novels Evolve

Illustration by John Hersey It's really happening: Barnes & Noble keeps closing stores, Newsweek published its last print issue, and the thriftiest tablet on the market costs less than three new hardcover novels. Storytelling certainly isn't dead, but everyone…
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Calendar, Night&Day Buy Local — Mostly Beer

Buy Local — Mostly Beer

As a manufacturing outpost, San Francisco doesn’t make very much. We make people click ads, mostly. And we make a lot of coffee. But wouldn’t it be great if you could buy something solid from the city, something real? Maybe…
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Calendar, Night&Day At the Core of Jobs

At the Core of Jobs

Steve Jobs always knew how to captivate an audience. Through memorable high-profile product introductions over the years, he made it nearly impossible to see an Apple Inc. gadget without associating it with him. But in the wake of his death,…
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Music, BeatBox Del the Funky Homosapien: Show Preview

Del the Funky Homosapien: Show Preview

For most of Del the Funky Homosapien's career, we've had to wait years for him to come down from the mountain with a stone disc etched in dizzying hieroglyphics. Now he's producing prolifically — since 2008, the Oakland rapper has…
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Music, Hear This Black Angels: Show Preview

Black Angels: Show Preview

The Black Angels probably adore their smartphones, or iPads, or whatever 21st-century contraptions they're into, but you just know they'd kill to have been around for the '60s and '70s. The Austin band has spent a career unashamedly mining the…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

An Apple for a Teacher Kudos: Having been an Apple fan for a few years now, I have come to appreciate the iPad as a possible device for my father to use . He's…
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News, Feature iHelp for Autism

iHelp for Autism

View more photographs in the iHelp for Autism slideshow. Three weeks had passed since Shannon Rosa had glanced over the numbers on her tiny blue raffle ticket. Like many other parents, she had agreed to cough up $5 not because…
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Music, Pad Try: Are iPad-formatted music releases a new frontier or a distraction?

Pad Try: Are iPad-formatted music releases a new frontier or a distraction?

The world's first album targeted at iPad users is here. Three months after the retail debut of Apple's tabular gadget, Francis and the Lights, a New York–based band creating poppy, synth-laden songs that would fit seamlessly on daytime '80s pop…
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Music, iPhones and iPads revolutionize beatmaking, piano playing, and symphony conducting

iPhones and iPads revolutionize beatmaking, piano playing, and symphony conducting

To most people, the iPhone is a cellphone with interesting extras. But to musicians like Tom Freeman, a Bay Area producer who records as Freematik, the device is a portable replacement for a roomful of music gear. Freeman made an…
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News, Sucka Free City

I, Tablet

Last week, Apple unveiled its new tablet computer, the iPad, in San Francisco. It has been hyped as the savior of newspapers. What else can Apple's new product save? • Health care reform: There's an app for that • Whales.…
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