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Suzanne Kleid

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Innovative Musical Theater with Hipster Credentials
By Suzanne Kleid (Jun 12, 2013)
Based on a 19th century German tale, [i]The Black Rider[/i] tells the story of Wilhelm, a clerk who will not be allowed to marry his love, Kathchen, unless he learns to hunt. Unable to kill anything except a vulture, he makes a deal with the devil: she gives him magic bullets that will kill anything he wants them to. More »
Cintra Wilson's Colors Insulting to Nature
By Suzanne Kleid (Aug 18, 2004)
Did you ever wear inch-thick pancake makeup and hot pants to the mall when you were twelve because you thought it made you look grown up and sophisticated? Are you still bitter that no talent scout ever discovered you and made you an instant star in the way you most certainly deserved? Cintra Wilson feels your pain. More »
Michelle Tea and Laurenn McCubbin's Rent Girl
By Suzanne Kleid (Jul 20, 2004)
Michelle Tea makes me nervous. I've often thought that if we were friends I would be constantly shouting things like, "Be careful! That sounds dangerous! Are you sure that's a good idea?" More »
Dashiell Hammett casts a long shadow over San Francisco, but not all of his disciples deserve to be called "noir."
By Suzanne Kleid (Jun 15, 2004)
On the corner of Stockton Street and Burritt Alley, halfway between the ultra-chic Masa's restaurant and the ultra-seedy Green Door Massage Parlor, you'll find a small, tarnished, mossy plaque high on a wall, bearing this sentence: "On approximately this spot, Miles Archer, partner of Sam Spade, was done in by Brigid O'Shaughnessy." More »
Eduardo Antonio Parra's No Man's Land
By Suzanne Kleid (Jun 01, 2004)
Last year in South Texas, a truck driver smuggling illegal aliens opened the back of his tractor-trailer to find nineteen of its 74 occupants, including a child, dead of suffocation. In the last decade, as many as three hundred women have been found raped and murdered in the desert surrounding Ciudad Juarez. Hundreds more are missing and unaccounted for. No law enforcement agency seems to care. More »
Local poet Peter Streckfus is making a big splash in the literary world, but his work is no easy reading.
By Suzanne Kleid (Mar 15, 2004)
San Francisco poet Peter Streckfus is having an experience that only a handful of poets will ever have: a national book tour that took him from Chicago to Cambridge and continues with three Bay Area appearances and an interview on KQED radio, totaling nearly a dozen stops along the way. More »
Ellen Sussman's On A Night Like This
By Suzanne Kleid (Feb 15, 2004)
Let's hear a few sniffles for the Women's Weepie. You know the genre: stacked high at your local mega-chain, conveniently close to the Child Care and Self Help sections, one step up from the pulp romance. The Weepie always stars a headstrong, independent woman, a brooding, lonely man, and underneath their prickly exteriors, True Love begins to develop...but wait, there is an obstacle to this love. A difficult child, perhaps, or a fatal illness. What will they do? More »
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