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Culture, The Exhibitionist Kurt Weitzmann Makes the Historical Hysterical

Kurt Weitzmann Makes the Historical Hysterical

Walking around San Francisco, there are plenty of goregous attractions to see. The visual splendor is part of what makes our city such a huge tourist attraction. But more often than not, there is just as much to laugh…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Recent Acquisitions: The Mystery of the Miniature Phonograph

Recent Acquisitions: The Mystery of the Miniature Phonograph

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds each week. Patricia Keats was knee deep in cameras, searching for a special…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Mission Dolores Acquires ... a Human

Mission Dolores Acquires ... a Human

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds each week. Can cultural institutions acquire people? According to Andrew Galvan, the only mission…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Slaughter in San Francisco</i>: Chuck Norris Is a Better Actor With a Dubbed Voice

Slaughter in San Francisco: Chuck Norris Is a Better Actor With a Dubbed Voice

Directed by Bruce Lee veteran Wei Lo, Slaughter in San Francisco was really shot in San Francisco, so it has that going for it. And if you've ever wanted to watch the barely sentient, Huckabee-approvin', Obama-hatin' slab of granite known…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Don't Be Afraid to Love the Golden Gate Bridge -- It's Just That Beautiful

Don't Be Afraid to Love the Golden Gate Bridge -- It's Just That Beautiful

On May 27, the Golden Gate Bridge turns 75. If you were one of the 300,000 who walked across the bridge when it turned 50, you remember the unsettling sway, and the later reports that the convex profile of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Silence = Death: GLBT Historical Society Acquires Prints by Local Activist Photographer

Silence = Death: GLBT Historical Society Acquires Prints by Local Activist Photographer

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds each week. Patrick Clifton now spends his days teaching high school in the East…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Gas-Powered Vibrator Finds Home in Good Vibes' Antique Sex Toy Museum

Gas-Powered Vibrator Finds Home in Good Vibes' Antique Sex Toy Museum

Most curators in San Francisco's arts community have degrees in disciplines such as paintings or textiles, but Carol Queen is the first sexologist/curator I've encountered. Queen started working at Good Vibrations while completing a doctorate in human sexuality; she stayed…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Cat Videos Before YouTube: <i>kittypr0n</i> on Access SF, Part 1

Cat Videos Before YouTube: kittypr0n on Access SF, Part 1

"We should do a public access show about cats!" That's what my girlfriend Katrina said one night in December 2001 as we watched Channel 29, Access San Francisco. I thought it sounded like a great idea, and it still sounded…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Retro Nerd Alert: Bob Wilkins' One-Hour TV Special, <em>The Star Trek Dream</em>

Retro Nerd Alert: Bob Wilkins' One-Hour TV Special, The Star Trek Dream

Though he's justly celebrated for his tenure as the host of KTVU's Creature Features, the late Bob Wilkins was never a big fan of horror movies -- certainly not as much as his Creature Features successor, John Stanley -- but…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The City's First Dot-Com, 1969: George Lucas and Francis Coppola's American Zoetrope

The City's First Dot-Com, 1969: George Lucas and Francis Coppola's American Zoetrope

I love San Francisco history, so when I was hired as a webmonkey for the gay porn site NakedSword in 2005, I was thrilled to discover that the office space had once been the Ritch Street Health Club, a…
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