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Culture, The Exhibitionist Game of Thrones scavenger hunt finds its way to North Beach

Game of Thrones scavenger hunt finds its way to North Beach

If you're a Game of Thrones superfan, good luck teasing out season six storylines or spoilers before the popular cable show's April 24th premiere. HBO may have intimated that Jon Snow is dead, but everything else about the program's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Fuller House</i> Parodies Are Proliferating

Fuller House Parodies Are Proliferating

Have you watched Fuller House? Apparently, there are at least a few clever acknowledgements of the Olsen Twins' absence. First, Danny Tanner says, "Michelle sends her love, but she's busy running her fashion empire in New York," before camera…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bay of the Living Dead: Kathleen Cody Steps Back Into the Shadows

Bay of the Living Dead: Kathleen Cody Steps Back Into the Shadows

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a twice-a-month column about the horror genre. When viewers of Dark Shadows last saw Hallie Stokes, she was lying dead in the tower room of the great house of Collinwood, one of many who fell…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black Team Up for Miniseries on S.F. LGBT History

Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black Team Up for Miniseries on S.F. LGBT History

Remember how, in the bittersweet post-Obama-and-Prop.-8 days of late 2008, the Castro Theater essentially shut down for a month to screen nothing but Gus Van Sant's Harvey Milk biopic, Milk? Everything was put on hold, from Sound of Music sing-alongs…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Golden Age of TV Movies: <i>Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole</i> (1972)

The Golden Age of TV Movies: Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972)

Susan Hayward (1917-1975) was a big star. She was Oscar's choice for Best Actress for her powerful performance in I Want to Live (1958). By the time she made Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Hayward's career had slowed down, largely by her own…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The <i>Fuller House</i> Trailer: a Close Reading

The Fuller House Trailer: a Close Reading

Man, it’s been a good week for trailers. The rather abominable-looking, Beastie Boys-backed Star Trek Beyond trailer appeared, as did the titillating Independence Day: Resurgence trailer. Thankfully, further Force Awakens trailers are a mathematical impossibility at this point. But…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Seeso Launches <i>The Guest List</i> at The Barrel House

Seeso Launches The Guest List at The Barrel House

Armed with blue cups of Lagunitas beer and packed tightly into the small confines of The Barrel House, a crowd of 75 listened as host Matt Lieb prepped them on the evening ahead. “This is going live in five…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New On Video: Sea Serpents and She-Creatures in <i>Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIV</i>

New On Video: Sea Serpents and She-Creatures in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIV

It’s alive: Joel Hodgson’s Kickstarter to bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000 has surpassed its initial $2 million goal. It’s currently at the $3.5 million needed to produce six episodes, and if it can reach $5.5 million by…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Golden Age of TV Movies: <i>Death Be Not Proud</i> (1975)

The Golden Age of TV Movies: Death Be Not Proud (1975)

Welcome to The Golden Age of TV Movies, a monthly column about those wonderful TV movies of yesteryear. John Gunther (1901-1970) was one of the most important and respected journalists of his day, During his lifetime Gunther traveled the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Watch This: An Alien Anthropologist Analyzes <i>Breaking Bad</i> on <i>Earthling Cinema</i>

Watch This: An Alien Anthropologist Analyzes Breaking Bad on Earthling Cinema

Earthling Cinema is one of the primary series on one of my favorite educational YouTube channels, Wisecrack, whose motto is "Laugh Harder, Grow Smarter." Hey, I like doing both of those things! It’s currently Breaking Bad Week, and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Kickstarting the Satellite of Love: Help Joel Hodgson Bring Back <i>Mystery Science Theater 3000</i>

Kickstarting the Satellite of Love: Help Joel Hodgson Bring Back Mystery Science Theater 3000

Not that Mystery Science Theater 3000 ever fully went away. Sure, my favorite television show of all time was canceled in 1999 after a 10-year run of nearly 200 episodes, but those of us who taped it kept…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Transcendent</i> Finale Recap: Tears, Big Freedia, and a Sweet Coming-Out

Transcendent Finale Recap: Tears, Big Freedia, and a Sweet Coming-Out

The first(?) season of Fuse's Transcendent ended with a simple, three-part structure centered on S.F. Pride, at which the ladies performed as a group and as backup twerkers for Big Freedia. But before any of that, the acid-tongued, take-no-prisoners Bionka has…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transcendent, Ep. 5 Recap: Smoochin' on Valencia

Transcendent, Ep. 5 Recap: Smoochin' on Valencia

Apart from the fact that both Nya and Xristina are now actively dating guys — Joe and Rico, respectively — episode 5 of Transcendent is essentially connective tissue bridging two more interesting episodes. (If you want further proof, wait…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Golden Age of TV Movies: Count Dracula (1977)

The Golden Age of TV Movies: Count Dracula (1977)

Welcome to The Golden Age of TV Movies, a monthly column about those wonderful TV movies of yesteryear. So many versions of Dracula, so little time to watch them all. Count Dracula was produced for BBC TV in 1977. It aired…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transcendent, Ep. 4 Recap: Flirting, Flirting, Credit Card Debt, Flirting

Transcendent, Ep. 4 Recap: Flirting, Flirting, Credit Card Debt, Flirting

Transcendent Episode 4 picks up right where episode 3 left off: with Bambiana and Bionka having it out on a park bench, and reconciling over the news that both have decided to have bottom surgery. It is also the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transcendent Ep. 3 Recap: Bionka Wants a Mercedes Between Her Legs

Transcendent Ep. 3 Recap: Bionka Wants a Mercedes Between Her Legs

Picking up right where Transcendent episode 2 left off, the ladies of AsiaSF are considering adding a male revue to broaden the club’s reach. Bambiana does not seem to approve of the idea in concept, and a bit of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Electrolysis, Cotton Candy, and a Kentucky Latina: <i>Transcendent</i>, Ep. 2 Recap

Electrolysis, Cotton Candy, and a Kentucky Latina: Transcendent, Ep. 2 Recap

After the previously-on, the second episode of Fuse’s Transcendent pens with a raucous scene of AsiaSF on a busy night. The party atmosphere belies the fact that, after the obligatory introductions of Episode 1, the show is laying the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New on Video:  Gold-Medal Gamines in <i>My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Games Ponies Play</i>

New on Video: Gold-Medal Gamines in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Games Ponies Play

The death of physical media keeps getting deathier: this past April, it was announced that after 20 seasons, Fox would no longer be releasing the full-season sets of The Simpsons on DVD. It’s a too-big-not-to-fail kinda thing, as the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Mario Lopez Opens Up About His Hispanic Heritage

Mario Lopez Opens Up About His Hispanic Heritage

There are plenty of ways that Mario Lopez (best known as Saved by the Bell's A.C. Slater) can rev up a crowd — aside from taking off his shirt. He could wow them with stories about becoming a successful actor, bestselling…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Leggy Space Blondes and a Drunk Dr. McCoy in <i>Star Trek Live!</i> at Oasis

Leggy Space Blondes and a Drunk Dr. McCoy in Star Trek Live! at Oasis

Star Trek lasted only two-and-a-half seasons, but its hold on our collective conscious has never waned. Who among us didn’t think about the Enterprise’s five-year mission to explore strange new worlds upon hearing that Mars had liquid water? We’re…
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