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News, The Snitch Ballsy Man Allegedly Smuggles 100 Pounds of Weed on Flight From SFO

Ballsy Man Allegedly Smuggles 100 Pounds of Weed on Flight From SFO

Trang Pham, 31, was arrested on suspicion of marijuana…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Talking Subs with Merigan's Liza Shaw

Talking Subs with Merigan's Liza Shaw

We walked into Merigan Sub Shop on a Thursday, otherwise known as "pig day." In between building subs, Liza Shaw and her team were butchering a whole pig. All of its parts lend themselves to different sandwiches. The shoulder and…
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Music, The Space Lady's Ship Has Landed

The Space Lady's Ship Has Landed

Susan Schneider's ethereal synthesizer arias as the Space Lady hearken to distant planets, supernatural planes, and psychedelic journeys. Such phenomena haunt the core of the 66-year-old electronic musician's sound, an aesthetic honed over a lifetime of busking, travel, and isolation.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Basement Exotica

Basement Exotica

Getting posh underground is a literary tradition that Babylon Salon maintains every season. Held in the swank Cantina, with its candlelit basement cash bar exotica, the series has an unusually strong assortment of literature on the menu for its…
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Calendar, Night&Day Converted to Crass

Converted to Crass

There isn't much to say about The Book of Mormon that hasn't already been said. The musical, from the brains behind South Park and Avenue Q, is about two silly missionaries in Africa and has already won nine Tony…
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Film, "God Loves Uganda": Formalizing Hate

"God Loves Uganda": Formalizing Hate

God Loves Uganda You may detect some sarcasm in its title, which paraphrases and inverts an old familiar hateful slur, but by and large the salient trait of God Loves Uganda is its evenness of temper. Director Roger Ross Williams'…
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Music, Hear This Debo Band: Show Preview

Debo Band: Show Preview

If you've ever listened to the Éthiopiques collection — compilations of Ethiopian pop from the scene's late '60s to early '70s heyday — then the worthiness of the concept behind Debo Band should be self-evident. Since you probably haven't, let…
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Music, Hear This Marissa Nadler: Show Preview

Marissa Nadler: Show Preview

"I suppose I have always gravitated towards the dark and melancholy, aesthetically speaking, in both music and fine art," painter/singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler said in a 2010 interview, throwing an early front-runner into the Understatement of the Century contest. Boston-based Nadler…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist East Coast vs West: What's the Best City for Singles

East Coast vs West: What's the Best City for Singles

We seem to be comparing our fair city to New York a lot lately, but bestseller lists aside, what we really care about is your love life, and that's what we're focusing on today. A new dating site, (with a…
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Film, "The Color Wheel": Angry Siblings Are Only Fit for Each Other

"The Color Wheel": Angry Siblings Are Only Fit for Each Other

Alex Ross Perry's second feature, shot in 16mm black-and-white, is an offhand-picturesque road-trip movie with a mock-epic northeastern itinerary. It's also a cage-match brother-and-sister act, revolving around the curiously complimentary relationship between JR (Carlen Altman), a defiantly unemployable broadcast journalism…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Housing Advocates Hope Private Investors Will Help Calm Foreclosure Crisis

S.F. Housing Advocates Hope Private Investors Will Help Calm Foreclosure Crisis

There is at least one potential solution to the foreclosure crisis. Many housing advocates in San Francisco favor a strategy called Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods, or the SUN model. The SUN model was first initiated and has drawn positive reviews in Boston, a…
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Dining, Eat Drink: Session Beers: When the Best Drink Isn't the Most Extreme

Drink: Session Beers: When the Best Drink Isn't the Most Extreme

Recent trends in American craft beer have indicated a "bigger is better" mentality. Aficionados have become fixated with so-called "extreme" beers. The Top 50 list on Ratebeer.com is populated almost entirely by high-alcohol brews. One case in point is The…
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Film, "Being Flynn": Editing Obscures Emotional Drama

"Being Flynn": Editing Obscures Emotional Drama

Written and directed by Paul Weitz, Being Flynn is an adaptation of Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, which explored the author's pivotal experience working at the Boston homeless shelter where his down-and-out dad Jonathan was…
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Dining, Eat House of Sisig: Kamayan Dining Creates Homey Atmosphere

House of Sisig: Kamayan Dining Creates Homey Atmosphere

First came the banana leaves: glossy, dark-green rectangles, cut down to the size of placemats and perpendicularly striped with veins. Our server covered the table in leaves so that we could only see the wood around the edges. Then she…
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Music, Hear This Bad Rabbits: Show Preview

Bad Rabbits: Show Preview

When Bad Rabbits were in their ideological infancy, the Boston band counted Deftones and Glassjaw as primary inspirations. It didn't take long for the five-piece group to trade the troubled hard-rock/hardcore angle for the brighter pastures of new jack swing.…
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Film, "The Company Men": Pity for the emasculated executive

"The Company Men": Pity for the emasculated executive

Tracking the parallel trajectories of three employees laid off from cushy corporate jobs at the same Boston-based manufacturing conglomerate, The Company Men is transparent in its ambition to capture the Way We Live Now from a sensitive, equitable — rather…
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News, Sucka Free City

TaskRabbit.com Lets Lazy People Outsource Errands

No good at putting together IKEA furniture? Too lazy to drop off donations at Out of the Closet? Then you're gonna love TaskRabbit.com. The website, which started offering its services in San Francisco this summer, allows people to outsource errands…
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Film, “The Town”: Ben Affleck is a bank robber seeking redemption

“The Town”: Ben Affleck is a bank robber seeking redemption

Directing himself as a verifiable big-movie lead after some time in supporting-actor Triple-A ball, director and star Ben Affleck models a full line of warm-up suits to play Doug MacRay, a second-generation blue-collar stickup man, brains of his four-man bank…
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Music, Oneohtrix Point Never straddles noise pop

Oneohtrix Point Never straddles noise pop

Oneohtrix Point Never's latest album, Returnal, begins with a scream — or something like it. "Nil Admirari" is an abrasive, frightening introduction. It seemingly compresses an absurd batch of sounds into about five minutes. Those sounds include a nightmarish blast…
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News, Sucka Free City Awesome Project offers $1,000 grants for quirky ideas

Awesome Project offers $1,000 grants for quirky ideas

Things we can all agree are awesome: pizza, sleeping in, and the law of gravity. Beyond these universal truths, "awesome," like its distant cousin, "cool," has lost its luster through overuse; a stock reply for co-workers who feign enthusiasm over…
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