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Barry Gifford and Willy Vlautin at City Lights

Barry Gifford and Willy Vlautin at City Lights

In his long and storied career, prolific writer Barry Gifford has produced over forty works ranging from poetry to fiction to nonfiction, some of which have garnered numerous honors.

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Contemporary Mexican Culture Night at SFMOMA

Contemporary Mexican Culture Night at SFMOMA

Multimedia art duo Los Jaichackers host a night focusing on the art, history and cultural traditions of Mexico at SFMOMA Thursday, May 31, from 6 pm to 9:45 pm.

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Owen Smith Designs Literary Inspired Art for BART

Owen Smith Designs Literary Inspired Art for BART

If your daily commute includes a stint on BART you’ve probably become pretty familiar with some of the advertisements that adorn the walls of the train cars and platforms.

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Movie Review: Men in Black 3

Movie Review: Men in Black 3

Moviegoers might be surprised to know that the summer features three sequels or franchise starters based on comic-book properties. Men in Black is based on a long-defunct comic-book series that never sold in big numbers, but that mattered little when the big-screen adaptation hit movie…

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Central Market Neighborhood Finds Creative Uses for Vacant Newsstands

Central Market Neighborhood Finds Creative Uses for Vacant Newsstands

Hurrying down Market Street, anyone could easily miss one of the solitary green metal monsters that look as if they sprouted out of the concrete, and were once a requisite stop for the morning commuter.

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Touring the ArtMRKT

Touring the ArtMRKT

Since May began art lovers have been inundated with a number of international art fairs and exhibitions giving everyone, from über-wealthy patrons to young millenials, a chance to rub elbows with artists and perhaps see something new.

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Woody Allen’s ‘The Kugelmass Episode’ Comes on Stage

Woody Allen’s ‘The Kugelmass Episode’ Comes on Stage

A live performance of the Woody Allen short story The Kugelmass Episode, presented by the Word for Word Performing Arts Company, comes to San Francisco Thursday, May 24, 2012.

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Movie Review: Bernie

Movie Review: Bernie

Do numerous good deeds cancel out one terrible action? That’s the question Bernie poses but, rightly, never answers. Jack Black delights as the title character and Richard Linklater returns with his best film in years.

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Movie Review: The Dictator

Movie Review: The Dictator

Comedians have a shelf life. A comedian develops a comic persona, audiences respond (favorably or they slip back into obscurity) and the comedian revisits that comic persona repeatedly for five, six, or even 10 years until audiences respond with contempt or indifference, leaving the comedian…

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Asian Contemporary Art Week Special Events

Asian Contemporary Art Week Special Events

Asian Contemporary Art Week kicked off Monday, May 12 and continues through May 19 with a number of exciting events celebrating the best new artwork from Asian-American artists and artists all throughout Asia. 

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Casey Cripe’s Awe-Inspiring Take on Scientific Infographics

Casey Cripe’s Awe-Inspiring Take on Scientific Infographics

Casey Cripe creates multi-layered scientifically oriented visualizations that capture data in a way that is truly stunning.

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Movie Review: God Bless America

Movie Review: God Bless America

God Bless America is, at it’s core, a rage-fantasy film. It’s a twisted take on the Bonnie and Clyde archetype finding a middle-aged curmudgeon and his female teenage sidekick on a killing spree to rid the world of the scum of American society. Also, it’s…

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