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Calendar, Night&Day a different brand of comedy

a different brand of comedy

A night with a good stand-up comedian can be a lot of things: hilarious, disturbing, enlightening, and, sometimes, even educational. But one thing it usually isn't is philosophical. Russell Brand, best known for his portrayal of a spaced-out rock…
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Calendar, Night&Day Civil Wrongs Revisited

Civil Wrongs Revisited

Bayard Rustin was a fervid orator and incisive rhetorician who served as a key figure in the civil rights movement for more than 60 years. He introduced Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of nonviolence to American activists, and he organized the 1963…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Right to Be Deranged

The Right to Be Deranged

A good way to defeat (or at least derail) an absurd line of reasoning is mockery. The more you mock, the louder and more defensive the absurdist gets. Eventually the absurdist gives up. (Or maybe he hits you, but for…
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Music, Bouncer Hostesses Have the Best Butts

Hostesses Have the Best Butts

Sometimes, only a samurai revenge tale will do. Last week, I clocked 115 hours on my time card. While I was toiling away, the only thing I could think about was cuddling with a cat on my couch and watching…
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News, Sucka Free City Hot ticket: Politicos pitch in — unwillingly — to alleviate city deficit

Hot ticket: Politicos pitch in — unwillingly — to alleviate city deficit

Former Supervisor and state Senator Carole Migden and City Attorney Dennis Herrera met recently for lunch at Firewood Cafe in the Castro. We don't know whether they split their meals. We don't know whether they split the bill. But we…
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Music, Bouncer Spare Changes in Faith

Spare Changes in Faith

Lately I've been wondering if my strict adherence to atheism is really the correct way to go. There comes a time when logic gets the best of you, and you realize that being sure that there isn't a God is…
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Letters to SFWeekly

Fanatical Violence Don't believe the hype: I just finished reading John Geluardi's article on Fanatics . I do agree with a lot of what Geluardi wrote about the many terrible things that happened at that venue, and I…
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Music, Reviewed The Books

The Books

Whether on paper or in music, snipping things out and piecing them back together can make for incoherent final products. Collage artists of the skillful variety, Dutch cellist Paul de Jong and New York- based visual artist Nick Zammuto, aka…
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News, Feature Charity Begins @ Home

Charity Begins @ Home

It's going on midnight and the waitress makes her way through the Santa Clara Denny's, offering another round of coffee to every wired, sleepless, overworked soul occupying a booth at the all-night eatery in the heart of Silicon Valley. Monday…
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Dog Bites

Amos Brown Is Gandhi! Rescue Muni -- the citizens' group that wants to reform San Francisco's transit system -- held a candidates forum for eight of the city supervisor hopefuls, following which the group announced its endorsements in the upcoming…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Still your thoughts, mortal, and listen hard! It is I, the Love Enforcer! Drive fear out of your heart, and cease your attempts to talk yourself in circles! I have come to appraise the quality of…
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Here Today, Gandhi Tomorrow?

As he awaits trial on federal mail fraud charges at his Walnut Creek home, Yogesh Kothari Gandhi faces what may become the most important confidence game of his long and artful career. He must convince federal law enforcement officials that…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Thinking of getting hitched? Of signing on the bottom line? Of marrying your fortunes to those of a new tribe, guide, or accomplice? It's not a totally outlandish notion, though I wish you would let your…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Welcome to Real Astrology, the Official Horoscope Column of the 1996 Summer Olympics. I'm proud to say that some of the world's greatest athletes have been seeking me out to help maximize their performances in Atlanta.…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Any psychologist will tell you how common it is for a time of intense intimacy between two people to be followed by a cooling-off period. A profound splash of divine love can be as scary as…
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