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Dining, Eat Tosca Cafe: The New Iteration Is Fabulous -- And Fabulously Expensive

Tosca Cafe: The New Iteration Is Fabulous -- And Fabulously Expensive

Every year, hundreds of restaurants open in San Francisco; out of those, maybe two dozen are singled out by the media and hype machines as Major Openings, and one or two eventually emerge as the Restaurant Events of the Year.…
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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Re-Discovers Oaklandia at Room 389

Bouncer Re-Discovers Oaklandia at Room 389

For me, homegrown Oakland businesses have a "Let's put on a show!" energy that is cute mixed with arrrrrghh. "It'll be a performance space! We'll have farm-to-table nibbles! Local artists will show their work! Burlesque! Bike repair workshops! Ladies' sewing…
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Calendar, Night&Day Women Who Kill

Women Who Kill

We’re still smarting from Janine Brito and Emily Heller’s decision to move to New York, but we won’t hold it against them. (We’ll just remain sad about it – and passive-aggressive.) Brito and Heller return to where they belong at…
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Film, "Bridesmaids": Women Get Their Own Apatow Comedy, for Better and for Worse

"Bridesmaids": Women Get Their Own Apatow Comedy, for Better and for Worse

Bridesmaids is a high-profile test case. Directed by Paul Feig (a sitcom journeyman most lovingly known as the creator of Freaks and Geeks), it's the first female-fronted comedy produced by Hollywood kingpin Judd Apatow, who has weathered criticism in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day It's Funny, But ...

It's Funny, But ...

Vanity Fair needed attention a while back, and so it published an awesome essay by Christopher Hitchens titled “I Don't Get Out Much.” Really it was called “Why Women Aren't Funny,” and it's had the effect of promoting the hell…
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News, The Snitch Caustic Scribe Hitchens Cancels West Coast Swing

Caustic Scribe Hitchens Cancels West Coast Swing

We've just received word of a metaphysical disaster: Professional polemicist Christopher Hitchens has canceled a string of West Coast appearances, including one scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at the Commonwealth Club.His excuse is "personal issues," and reading his books and articles,…
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Calendar, Night&Day God Is Bad For You?

God Is Bad For You?

Public Christian Doug Wilson delivers the question religious people consider so killing when posed to atheists: "By what standard do you condemn any action?" But in Collision, his opponent is Public Intellectual Christopher Hitchens, who more or less openly opines…
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News, The Snitch

Matt Smith Picks on... Believers (Steve Jobs, God, Mac Users: Beware)

As referenced in Matt's column this week: Are anti-religion authors colluding with metaphysical-minded appliance makers to give the masses a new opiate?…
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News, Matt Smith

iPhoney iDol?

Best-seller lists have lately been topped with a proselytic brand of atheism, contained in books such as Christopher Hitchens' God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything; Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion; and Sam Harris' Letter to a Christian Nation.…
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Gore Vidal/Christopher Hitchens

Gore Vidal's mind is a living history of America. At 72, he's experienced nearly a third of the country's political past; as the grandson of an Oklahoma senator, he's been heir to the rest of it. His friendship with JFK…
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