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    Film, Going for <i>Broken</i>

    Going for Broken

    The contentedly independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has brought his restless energy to a series of surreal road movies that move nicely along on the strength of rare characters, quirky humor, and a willing embrace of chance adventure. These quest stories…
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    Music, Reviewed The Real Tuesday Weld

    The Real Tuesday Weld

    Men adopt different personas to try to get women to sleep with them, but none is as guileful as the "wounded genius" -- the kind of guy whose illustrious talents have been crushed by love. Londoner Stephen Coates -- aka…
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    Culture, Stage The Rake in Hell

    The Rake in Hell

    The legend of Don Juan has been tweaked so many times since Tirso de Molina wrote the first play about him in 1630 that Molina himself -- a monk -- would be scandalized if his own hero came back from…
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    Culture, Stage


    Sex and Sensibility Man and Superman. By George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Patrick Dooley. Produced by the Shotgun Players. Starring Kevin Karrick, Louise Chegwidden, Norman Gee, Brian Linden, Trish Mulholland, Richard Reinholdt, Curtis W. Sims, Michael Storm, and Wendy Weiner.…
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    Calendar, Night&Day

    Poetic Injustice

    Possibly the greatest living poet and playwright to be ignored by the San Francisco stage in the last couple of years is Derek Walcott, 1992's Nobel laureate in literature. He flopped on Broadway 11 months ago with a musical called…
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    Calendar, Halloween

    REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

    Aries (March 21-April 19): I suggest that this Halloween you costume yourself as a phoenix -- you know, the scarlet, heronlike bird that (according to myth) regularly burned itself in a purifying fire and rose reborn from the ashes. This…
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    Culture, Stage


    Displaced Persons The Chinese Art of Placement. By Stanley Rutherford. Directed by Glynis Rigsby. Starring John Robb. At the Phoenix Theater, 301 Eighth St. (at Folsom), through Feb. 28. Call 621-4423. Feng shui is the modish Chinese art of interior…
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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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