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    Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Onetime Dive Grasslands Now a Tourist Spot

    Bouncer: Onetime Dive Grasslands Now a Tourist Spot

    Anyone who has been following this column knows that I don't abide fools who throw around the word "dive" to describe bars that are decidedly not dives. If a place has hipster cachet, a working digital jukebox, or microbrewed beers,…
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    Calendar, Night&Day <i>The Warlords</i>

    The Warlords

    No less a man than Jet Li cries multiple times in The Warlords, an impressively gargantuan Chinese battle epic that generously accommodates director Peter Chan's proven talent for jerking tears (e.g., Comrades: Almost a Love Story). A quasi-remake of the…
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    Film, Epic Bore

    Epic Bore

    Reluctant though I am to carp about any director who has devoted chunks of his career to bringing the nonwhite world's suffering to Western attention, Roger Spottiswoode's The Children of Huang Shi — a drama based on the life of…
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    Film, Rep Showtimes

    Art House

    Artists' Television Access. Sabreteeth vs. Turkish Star Wars: live freeform soundtracking of infamous cinematic rip-off. Fri., March 7, 8 p.m. $5. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, Castro Theatre. Scarlet Empress and A Royal Scandal: At the "Dueling Divas"…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Revealing History

    Revealing History

    In The Rape of Nanking, journalist Iris Chang chronicled the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking and the atrocities that followed (200,000 murders and more than 20,000 rapes within the first six weeks of the occupation). Chang's 2005 suicide at the…
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    Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

    Best Local Cookbook

    If you've ever wondered how Betelnut got the fire into its emerald fire noodles (no longer on the menu, unfortunately, and sorely missed), or can't stop thinking about the salmon paillards you had at Globe, Aqua's miso-marinated sea bass, or…
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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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