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Simian Mobile Disco Mix

Simian Mobile Disco Mix

In anticipation of Hard Weekend, arriving in Oakland on March 11th, Simian Mobile Disco released an hour-long Fresh Meat mix recorded live at the end of last year. The UK-based electronic production duo recorded the mix live in Londaon at the launch party for their…

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America’s Fattest States

America’s Fattest States

. Can you guess which ones they are? A recent Wall Street study stated that Mississippi topped the list as the fattest, least healthy state in the country. And, what’s more, the poorer you are, the more of a chance you have to being obese….

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Presidential Appearances

Presidential Appearances

The Bay Area will be getting two different Presidential visits this week. Word on the street has it that President Obama will be meeting with tech executives behind closed doors at an undisclosed location (oooh…mysterious). The other President gracing us with his presence will be…

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Japanese Cuisine Expert in Town

Japanese Cuisine Expert in Town

Elizabeth Andoh, the American authority on Japanese cuisine, is here on a rare trip from Osaka. She’ll be giving talks today through the 19th at various locations around the Bay about her most recent book Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions. Yum! “Elizabeth was…

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Fight Over Shark Fin Soup

Fight Over Shark Fin Soup

Cultural delicacy or gross animal cruelty? Shark fin soup is an expensive Chinese delicacy served on special occasions, especially traditional wedding banquets, that can be sold for $85 – 100 a bowl. However, in order to get the fins from the sharks, most fisherman simply…

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Black-owned Wineries for Black History Month

Black-owned Wineries for Black History Month

February is Black History Month and in honor of this month-long celebration of African American culture and history, the restaurant 1300 on Fillmore has teamed up with four of the best African-American-owned wineries in the country to present a special menu for the month of…

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Bonnaroo Lineup Announced

Bonnaroo Lineup Announced

It’s that exciting time of year of year when summer festival organizers start debuting their lineups. The granddaddy of Summer fests, Bonnaroo, is the latest to show it’s cards with headliners Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, and Lil Wayne topping the bill. The complete lineup…

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Noise Pop Preview: Geographer Q&A

Noise Pop Preview: Geographer Q&A

Geographer exploded into the local scene in 2007 and has steadily gaining momentum in the Bay Area and beyond. The band headlines at The Independent on February 23rd with Butterfly Bones and Funeral Party. Lead crooner, guitarist, and keyboardist Michael Deni took the time to…

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Documents Released in SF Zoo Tiger Attack

Documents Released in SF Zoo Tiger Attack

Documents obtained by the Associated Press show that a female Siberian tiger, which was killed by police after fatally mauling a man at the San Francisco Zoo on Christmas Day 2007, likely was provoked into leaping out of its enclosure. The tiger named Tatiana killed…

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Do Food Aphrodisiacs Exist?

Do  Food Aphrodisiacs Exist?

A dozen oysters, chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne; these are just a few items many consider “food aphrodisiacs,” food that gets you in the most amorous of moods. But is food a true aphrodisiac or just something made up in our minds? Blogger Oliver Thring takes a…

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Hot Track: Kisses “Midnight Lover”

Hot Track: Kisses “Midnight Lover”

For better or worse, it’s Valentine’s Day.  Whether you’re attached or solo, we’re here to give you Kisses, an LA disco/dance duo comprised of bf/gf Jesse Kivel (also of Princeton) and Zinzi Edmundson. “Midnight Lover” is a catchy tune with a keyboard riff that pays…

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Sculpture Headed Back to China

Sculpture Headed Back to China

The “Three Heads Six Arms” sculpture that has sat outside San Francisco City Hall for the past year is headed back home. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the 27-foot-tall, 15-ton copper and steel sculpture will be dismantled on Tuesday morning. It has been on…

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