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Vic Befera, who says he has kept his old issues of Playboy because he reads the articles, came across a June 2007 issue featuring Kristine... [Read More]
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The revels that welcomed Last Gasp Press' "Who Killed Hunter S. Thompson?" essays about the bad boy journalist edited by bad boy journalist Warren Hinckle,... [Read More]
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The last time I saw Mayor ... [Read More]
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•There are folks who like to watch CNN and there are folks who like to watch Fox News. And, says Stephen Cook, that's probably what... [Read More]
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Channel surfing late at night, Ann Watson came upon an ad for the Trumpy Bear, who wears a long red tie, has "a mop of... [Read More]
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I'm not sure there's a whole lotta harassing going on right now, but I am sure there's a whole lotta harassing-outing going on, and it's... [Read More]
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If last year's movieland mood was inspired by "La La Land"-like bubbles and sunshine, this year's mood has been beclouded by real-life scandal and political... [Read More]
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After performing in a recent matinee at the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, husband Joshua Robison and soloist Pinchas Zukerman had dinner at Sam's... [Read More]
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Underground comics cartoonist and historian Trina Robbins, who began her career making science fiction illustrations and, in the '80s, became the first woman to draw... [Read More]
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In 2015, Lillian Sing retired from her position as San Francisco Superior Court Judge. She made the decision reluctantly, she told the Hankyoreh daily newspaper... [Read More]
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The crowded gathering in the ballroom of the Kabuki Hotel at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, was the 20th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast, well-attended... [Read More]
In a "Girls of the Golden West" pre-premiere conversation onstage at the San Francisco Opera House on Tuesday, Nov. 21, director/librettist Peter Sellars, along with... [Read More]
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"You probably have a lot on your plate," says the press release for author Rachel ... [Read More]
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Nhu Miller responded to last week's item about the San Francisco police officer who answered a plea that he help a man sprawled on the... [Read More]
"It was disconcerting this morning," wrote Lisa Ryan, "to go for a routine physical that began with my doctor asking me if I wanted to... [Read More]
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•Billy Philadelphia and Meg Mackay were watching "non-stop news about Men Behaving Badly - Roy Moore, Louis C.K., Harvey Weinstein et al," emails Philadelphia. "Enough,"... [Read More]
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There is so much to soak up and gasp at in "Refuse the Hour," the William Kentridge multimedia chamber opera we saw on Friday, Nov.... [Read More]
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$12.95 on Amazon.com... [Read More]
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Band Together Bay Area emcee Renel Brooks-Moon, sitting with her husband, Tommie, poring over the script and rundown for the Thursday, Nov. 9 event at... [Read More]
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An eclectic group of artists, most of whom grew up or gained fame in the Bay Area, took the stage Thursday night at AT&T Park... [Read More]
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