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News, Sucka Free City The Hurt Locker: Buying a Gun Locker is Sometimes Harder Than Buying a Gun

The Hurt Locker: Buying a Gun Locker is Sometimes Harder Than Buying a Gun

Everything's bigger at Costco: Boxes of Cheerios resembling Mission Bay, flats of enough Irish Spring for all County Mayo, and mayo jars the size of R2-D2. And don't forget the gun safes. Photos of a gargantuan 48-capacity gun safe at…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Finds the Dark Side of Mission Bowling Club

Bouncer Finds the Dark Side of Mission Bowling Club

John Stossel is a fuck-noob, but we do have him to thank for those hard-hitting shit exposés over the years. 'Twas he who first looked deep into the hole of a bowling ball to find out just exactly how much…
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Dining, Eat SFoodie's 50 Favorites: Baker & Banker's Blueberry Muffin

SFoodie's 50 Favorites: Baker & Banker's Blueberry Muffin

Over the next two months, SFoodie is counting down our favorite 50 things to eat and drink in 2012. This is No. 49. There is no glory to the muffin. After cornflakes and milk, it's the most prosaic breakfast imaginable,…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Cameron Hughes' Lot 300 Cabernet Sauvignon Is a Delicious Bargain

Fresh Eats: Cameron Hughes' Lot 300 Cabernet Sauvignon Is a Delicious Bargain

There's no schadenfreude required to benefit from the miscalculations of others, or the changing realities of the market — including the wine market. As wine brands and production in California and worldwide have exploded, the amount of excess wine at…
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Culture, Books Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land

I'm sitting in the back car of BART on a Sunday night with debut novelist Kemble Scott, and we're looking for gay wankers. Also, we're here on BART to discuss Scott's sex-soaked new novel, SoMa. The final BART car plays…
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Culture, Stagecap

Shopping! The Musical

Some theater types want to be Hamlet; others want to be Liza Minnelli. The smiling, hardworking performers in this new musical revue definitely fall into the latter category. Lyricist-composer Morris Bobrow uses his infectious, irreverent humor to great effect as…
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Culture, Art Commercial Art

Commercial Art

A drawing by Picasso recently sold for the bargain-basement price of $39,999.99. The price alone was newsworthy, but the circumstances of the sale were even more surprising: The drawing was purchased at Costco. When you can buy a Picasso alongside…
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Dining, Dish Enchanted

Raising the Barista

In this latest installment of Bonnie Answers Life's Big Questions, we bypass the usual burning issues (Why do they call it a toothbrush instead of a teethbrush? Who was standing at the door in the season finale of Veronica Mars?…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Ways to Kill Yourself in San Francisco

For years now -- this year especially -- our nation has been bombarded with stories of a massive suicide pandemic via San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Even if you missed Tad Friend's breathless New Yorker article or the numerous segments…
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Dining, Eat Abandoning Control

Abandoning Control

My eating-out ritual is simple: Several times a week, I dine at a San Francisco restaurant that I've chosen because it's new, or has a new chef, or I've never eaten there before, or I have a craving for a…
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News, Feature A Tomb of One's Own

A Tomb of One's Own

I'm painting a coffin in the sunshine on the deck of a Sonoma County home that overlooks a gorgeous meadow, and the only really strange thing is that it's not creepy. Five other painters and I have paid a few…
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News, Dog Bites

Dog Bites

As the clubs editor at SF Weekly, as well as the owner of a nightlife-based Web site, I'm in a position to learn a lot about the city's social life. Sometimes a little too much. Scene 1: The recent Webby…
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