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    Calendar, Night&Day Flicks & Dips

    Flicks & Dips

    The films featured at Hummus, Falafel, and Brisket — Oh My! have some bumper sticker-worthy titles. There is Make Hummus Not War, Falafel! Give Peas a Chance, and, lacking such a catchy name but still worth watching, Meathooked! The…
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    Dining, Recent Openings

    Recent Openers August 7-13, 2013

    Aliment: Taking its name from an ancient word for nourishment, this new restaurant serves upper-crust comfort food including hanger steak, fried chicken with charred escarole slaw, and fried Brussels sprouts with fish sauce. 786 Bush. Dogpatch Saloon: The 100-year-old-bar has…
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    Music, All Shook Down Saturday: Beirut Brings Its Old-World Grace to the Fox

    Saturday: Beirut Brings Its Old-World Grace to the Fox

    Beirut Laetitia Sadier Oct. 1, 2011 Fox Theater Better than: An all-inclusive Eastern European vacation (not really) Supporting its critically acclaimed third album, Beirut took its Eastern European-influenced pop to downtown Oakland's Fox Theater on Saturday. Beirut is perfectly…
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    Music, All Shook Down Nope, It's Still Not Okay to Compare a Current Band to Mozart

    Nope, It's Still Not Okay to Compare a Current Band to Mozart

    We don't really love playing language police with you, Internet, but in the name of All That Is Holy, this cannot stand: You went and compared the head guy in some indie rock band called Beirut to ... Mozart.…
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    Calendar, Night&Day <i>Waltz With Bashir</i>

    Waltz With Bashir

    Ari Folman’s broodingly original Waltz With Bashir is a documentary that seems only possible, not to mention bearable, as an animated feature. A grim, deeply personal phantasmagoria centered around the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, Waltz With Bashir is an illustrated…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Waltz with Bashir

    Waltz with Bashir

    Ari Folman’s broodingly original Waltz With Bashir is a documentary that seems only possible, not to mention bearable, as an animated feature. A grim, deeply personal phantasmagoria centered around the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, Waltz With Bashir is an illustrated…
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    Film, Dogs of War

    Dogs of War

    Ari Folman's broodingly original Waltz with Bashir is a documentary that seems only possible, not to mention bearable, as an animated feature. Folman, whose magic-realist youth film Saint Clara was one of the outstanding Israeli films of the 1990s, has…
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    Music, Reviewed Rupa and the April Fishes

    Rupa and the April Fishes

    Gypsy music has become all the rage of late, what with Beirut, Gogol Bordello, and DeVotchKa bringing their Roma-inspired sounds to the masses. Locally, the closest thing we have to Gypsy tunage is Rupa and the April Fishes, a large…
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    Film, FilmCap

    Caramel

    The multiply blessed young Lebanese writer-director Nadine Labaki looks sublimely like Anna Magnani crossed with Penelope Cruz. Labaki also has the brass and the chops not only to direct her first film but also to star in it as a…
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    Music, All Shook Down CD Review: Beirut -- The Flying Club Cup

    CD Review: Beirut -- The Flying Club Cup

    Beirut The Flying Club Cup (Ba Da Bing Records) Zach Condon, Beirut's 21-year-old frontman, is too young to have any stories of his own. So he imagines other folks' — and usually folks living on other continents, in other…
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    Calendar, Night&Day The Hairy Man Group

    The Hairy Man Group

    Last time Man Man was in town, we thought they looked like the indie-rock farm team for the Blue Man Group. But the quintet sounded like Beirut on a sugar high with Frank Zappa in the lead, or a mutated…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Dispatches from the Street

    Dispatches from the Street

    Like most ethnic or identity-oriented events, the Arab Film Festival was created for a core constituency fed up with being misrepresented by the mainstream media. (Exhibit A: The preponderance of swarthy Arab villains in Hollywood action flicks. Exhibit B: The…
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    Music, All Shook Down Beirut's Zach Condon: Young Success 'Fucked With a Lot of Things' -- Interview

    Beirut's Zach Condon: Young Success 'Fucked With a Lot of Things' -- Interview

    Zach Condon Interview By Ben Westhoff I recently sat down with Beirut front man Zach Condon at his new Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment, where he lives with his girlfriend. After spending the summer in Paris, the 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist and Santa…
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    Film, Light Dining

    Light Dining

    Sadly, No Reservations is not the big-screen adaptation of Anthony Bourdain's snack-gulping, risk-taking Travel Channel show; you'll find no monkey brains here, nor any attempts to party down in Beirut whilst Hezbollah and Israel blow each other to smithereens. This…
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    Culture, Stagecap

    Two Rooms

    As the title suggests, Lee Blessing's riveting drama takes place in two rooms, undecorated except for the artistry of the four performers. Blindfolded in Beirut, Michael Wells (Jay Martin) is an American professor taken hostage, forced to endure solitude in…
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    Culture, Books

    the school among the ruins

    By Adrienne Rich W.W. Norton (2004), $22.95 Northern California poet Adrienne Rich always steers us straight into disasters -- from the forceful Diving Into the Wreck, which established her voice in American poetics, to her latest, the school among the…
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    Film, Guns, God, and Land

    Guns, God, and Land

    The celluloid postcards on display from the world's hottest spot -- the Middle East -- are brave and touching. They offer proof, if not much comfort, that somebody's agitating for justice and tolerance in a region where military, religious, and…
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    Culture, Stage

    The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell

    Joe Loya robbed between 30 and 40 banks (he lost count) in the 1980s. He made off with around $250,000 and lived rich until the FBI, which dubbed him the "Beirut Bandit," caught him, after which he spent seven years…
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    Culture, Stage Three Men  in a Cell

    Three Men in a Cell

    Jerome K. Jerome's novel Three Men in a Boat deals with three idle Englishmen floating down the Thames with a dog. They have amusing adventures and emit witticisms that made their author famous enough in his day (the late 19th…
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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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    Dining, Eat

    The Book on Byblos

    Byblos 1910 Lombard (at Buchanan), 292-5672. Open daily from 5 to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 11 p.m. Reservations recommended, especially on weekends. Wheelchair accessible. Parking: hope-less on weekends, Hail Mary on weeknights; best bet is Fort Mason, four…
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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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