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Now Playing: MVFF 2013, Hong Kong Cinema, SF Shorts & more

Now Playing:  MVFF 2013, Hong Kong Cinema, SF Shorts & more

Mill Valley Film Festival, Honk Kong Cinema, SF Shorts and more. Happy movie-going this week. Lots to see this week, maybe too much; not to mention bigger releases like Gravity, We Are What We Are and The Institute. Yay! Movies Opening This Week: Oct 4th…

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Now Playing: Sigularity, Dark Matters, Far Out & Spark

Now Playing:  Sigularity, Dark Matters, Far Out & Spark

Upon closer examination, what initially looks to be another subdued week of movies, reveals a few films that pique our interest. The Singularity discusses when computer intelligence passes that of humans, recap William Friedkin’s films starting with To Live and Die in LA (can you…

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Now Playing: Short Term, Grandmaster, Patience Stone & Drinking Buddies

Now Playing:  Short Term, Grandmaster, Patience Stone & Drinking Buddies

While the cupboard is not completely bare for Hollywood film releases this weekend, it might as well be; One Direction… is the best of them. But never fear, in between the BBQ picnic fun, there are a few smaller budget films that not only kick…

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Now Playing: Trapped in the Closet, Downloaded, Blue Jasmin…

Now Playing: Trapped in the Closet, Downloaded, Blue Jasmin…

From a wacky sing-a-long, to the Woody directing Cate, to a look at Napster and what those Terms & Conditions we always sign without reading really are, there’s plenty to see that isn’t Smurfs or Denzel with Marky Mark. Take a look. Movies Opening This…

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New Exhibition Highlights Allen Ginsberg’s Legacy in San Francisco

New Exhibition Highlights Allen Ginsberg’s Legacy in San Francisco

Legendary poet Allen Ginsberg has long been associated with San Francisco, from the time he moved here and shaped the beat movement and first publicly read his poem “Howl’ in 1955 to the subsequent publication of the piece by City Lights and the resulting obscenity trial, through the “Human Be-In” and hippie movement of the 1960s.

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Movies Opening This Week: Jul 12th – Jul 18th

Movies Opening This Week:  Jul 12th – Jul 18th

Fruitvale Station opens this weekend, reminding us of the crazy series of events that shook the Bay Area. This Sundance Film Festival Winner should be on your short list of films to see. Movies Opening This Week: Jul 12th – Jul 18th Band of Sisters…

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Movies Opening This Week: Jul 5th – Jul 11th

Movies Opening This Week:  Jul 5th – Jul 11th

This week the biggest new release will probably be White House Down, but there’s so much more this week at the movies. Movies Opening This Week: Jul 5th – Jul 11th Andre Gregory Augustine A Band Called Death A Call to Action: The Films of…

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Small Businesses Encouraged

Small Businesses Encouraged

San Francisco Rewards Self-Invention San Francisco prides itself on being original and many neighborhoods have resisted the influx of franchises and corporate giants. In 1999, the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor established the Small Business Commission (SBC) to respond to and advocate for the…

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A City of Gay Ease

A City of Gay Ease

When we describe San Francisco to outsiders, one thing we often forget to mention is how easy it is to be gay here. The truth is, we are so comfortable being openly gay that we don’t think of it as a unique aspect of our…

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Hard Times

Hard Times

How the recession is effecting San Francisco’s sex industry At Good Vibrations, the iconic white “Rabbit Habit,” a five-inch dildo paired with a friendly, bunny-shaped vibrator, sells for $90. Compared to other items available through the high-end sex toy company that has become a Bay…

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Fetish Fashions in SF: Getting Frisky

Fetish Fashions in SF:  Getting Frisky

San Frisky is what San Francisco ought to be called. Look around and you can find a bedlam of fanciful, fun, fetish fashions to wear not only at fairs, balls or clubs but also in your lair. Getting frisky for only Valentine’s or the Folsom…

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Body Talk: Valentine’s Gifts

Body Talk:  Valentine’s Gifts

The one time I had a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day, he gave me a heart-shaped box filled with those candy hearts stamped with little messages, and on the outside, the $1.99 price tag was still stuck on. You might think that this must have been…

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