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Culture, The Exhibitionist Out and Around: San Francisco Lesbian Couple Travels The World

Out and Around: San Francisco Lesbian Couple Travels The World

In Out and Around, Logo's recently premiered documentary, San Francisco based lesbian couple Jennifer Chang and Lisa Dazols took a year long trip around the world. The video of their journey screened on Logo on August 17 and is now…
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Film, "Million Dollar Arm": Jon Hamm Is Our Best Hope for Feel-Good Hit of the Summer

"Million Dollar Arm": Jon Hamm Is Our Best Hope for Feel-Good Hit of the Summer

What's so bad about feeling good, anyway? Based on the true story of the first Indian citizens to play professional baseball, Craig Gillespie's globetrotting Million Dollar Arm is an exemplar of a Feel Good Movie (Disney, Sports Division), and damn…
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Calendar, Night&Day Exoskeletons

Exoskeletons

They appear to be more intricate than lace, more fragile than a thread of spider's silk in sunlight, whimsical as the ornaments in music boxes and fancy clocks: Bolinas artist Sha Sha Higby's sculptures are complex and layered, informed…
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Calendar, Night&Day Downward-Facing Art Critic

Downward-Facing Art Critic

Yoga: The Art of Transformation comes to the Asian Art Museum with about 130 paintings, statues, manuscripts and videos from private collections and museums in India, the United States, and Europe. Together, the artworks tell the 2,500-year history of…
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Calendar, Night&Day True Love Stories

True Love Stories

For the partnered, it's a question that pops up all the time: "How did you first meet?" Jill Bourque has been asking that question for years, and she's heard some real doozies. There was the couple who met in…
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Film, South Asian Film Festival: Not Just Bollywood, But Certainly Some

South Asian Film Festival: Not Just Bollywood, But Certainly Some

South Asian Film Festival Presenting diverse images of South Asians while working to creative positive change through film, 3rd i Films' 11th Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival begins on an appropriately uplifting note with The Revolutionary Optimists.…
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Dining, Eat 1601 Bar & Kitchen: S.F.'s First Sri Lankan Restaurant Focuses on Small Plates

1601 Bar & Kitchen: S.F.'s First Sri Lankan Restaurant Focuses on Small Plates

The opening of San Francisco's first Sri Lankan restaurant sent a delicious shiver of anticipation down the spines of those who get excited about such things. Sri Lanka, the little island nation off the southern coast of India, promises an…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Another Reason to Hate Monsanto

Video of the Day: Another Reason to Hate Monsanto

In a pair of acclaimed documentaries, local filmmaker Micha X. Peled tracked globalization's footprints from a big-box store in Virginia (Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town) to a blue jeans factory in Shichuan (China Blue). In his revealing new…
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Culture, Art "Indian Circus": Mary Ellen Mark Sees the People at the Margins

"Indian Circus": Mary Ellen Mark Sees the People at the Margins

The girl named Rajni performs in stockings that are torn and tattered, a sign she's from the lowest rung of India's economic ladder. The other girls in the photos are from the same rung, but they say they're happy. Back…
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Calendar, Night&Day Put Your Hands in the Air

Put Your Hands in the Air

We've seen Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding a couple times. We know what's involved in an Indian wedding. You've got your piles of marigold garlands and your attendees spontaneously breaking into song and dance. Maybe there's a steamy late-night tryst or…
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Dining, Eat Gajalee: Indian Cuisine from a Different Coast

Gajalee: Indian Cuisine from a Different Coast

One of the reasons we visit restaurants is to be transported, if only for an hour, to a different spot on the map. Gajalee, the new restaurant from the owners of Udupi Palace, takes you to the laid-back beach towns…
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Calendar, Night&Day Art Eco

Art Eco

The view from the top of the Nun Kun plateau in Ladakh is as dazzling, serene, and desolate as any desert expanse in the world. A sea of blue-white snow curls around India’s highest peak of the Himalayas; passing clouds…
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Film, "Trishna": Michael Winterbottom Takes Hardy's "Tess" to Mumbai

"Trishna": Michael Winterbottom Takes Hardy's "Tess" to Mumbai

Michael Winterbottom is multitasking — like that's a surprise. He has made a dozen films in the past decade, as varied as the Steve Coogan-as-Steve Coogan joints 24 Hour Party People and The Trip, the controversial Jim Thompson adaptation The…
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Dining, SFoodie Enchihuahuas, Cute-Ass Shortbread, and Creepy but Silent Fish!

Enchihuahuas, Cute-Ass Shortbread, and Creepy but Silent Fish!

Hello, friends! There are some cool events this weekend! This Sunday, Harvest Home is having a barn bash! The barn bash is in celebration of their new barn, home to the newly rescued Turlock hens. As a city kid, I'm…
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News, The Snitch Saroo Brierley, Indian Orphan, Uses Google Earth to Find His Family

Saroo Brierley, Indian Orphan, Uses Google Earth to Find His Family

There is now evidence showing that Google Earth is good for more than just pictures of naked rooftop sunbathers and Frenchmen urinating on gardens. An Indian man named Saroo Brierley used the Bay Area tech giant's satellite image program to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pulling Out of Nazareth

Pulling Out of Nazareth

Between the ages of 12 and 30, much Jesus of Nazareth’s life is a mystery. According to some scholars and theologians, he used those years to log miles. He’s been as far as England, and after his resurrection, there’s an…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: New Indian: Preeti Mistry Relaunches Juhu Beach Club as Popup

Fresh Eats: New Indian: Preeti Mistry Relaunches Juhu Beach Club as Popup

Although Juhu Beach Club, the Indian food pop-up from Top Chef alum Preeti Mistry, stopped serving lunch this fall, Mistry relaunched it as a series of dinners at La Victoria Bakery (2937 24th St. at Alabama, 642-7120) this week —…
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News, The Snitch India Wants Facebook to Prescreen User Content

India Wants Facebook to Prescreen User Content

Sometimes it's hard to refrain from going libertarian. Okay, not really, but whenever governments try to pass or enforce absolutely clueless, sledgehammer-blunt laws governing the Internet, it's a challenge not to simply give up hope that enough politicians will ever…
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Calendar, Night&Day Decline and Rise

Decline and Rise

Ideally, art exhibits offer an "ah-ha" moment, when you stand transfixed and realize, "This speaks to me like nothing before." This exhibit contains pieces that scream "ah-ha" — that challenge your assumptions and reveal the massive contradictions of a culture…
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Culture, Art Decline and Rise: Three Exhibits Prove the Continued Splendor of Indian Art

Decline and Rise: Three Exhibits Prove the Continued Splendor of Indian Art

Ideally, art exhibits offer an "ah-ha" moment, when you stand transfixed and realize, "This speaks to me like nothing before." All three India shows now in San Francisco contain pieces that scream "ah-ha" — that challenge your assumptions and reveal…
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