Arts and Culture

25 Jan 2012

Watching Your Priest Do “Jazz Hands,” and Other Reasons Why Community Theatre is Awesome

Gimme the ol’ razzle dazzle– the lights, the glamor, the glitter of show business. Then take it down about 50 notches, put it in a tiny theatre in suburbia or in a high school multipurpose room, and make the actor playing the leading man double as my neighbor’s dad who

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18 Oct 2011

Meet Graphic Novel Superstar Daniel Clowes TONIGHT at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

One of my good friends used to have Native American braids and dropped out of high school to work in a comic book warehouse for 8 years.  He’s since cut the braids, gotten his GED, and went to Berkeley– but my joy for his eccentric comic-obsessed lifestyle is eternal.  Another

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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11 Oct 2011

Get a Sneak Peek of the High Line Open Studios at the Preview Party This Thursday

Chelsea: a magical chunk of New York City known for its strapping gay men, glorious art galleries, the High Line, and only being accessible by the shitty ACE (consider it a fun little adventure).  This weekend, you have a chance to experience all of Chelsea’s allure at the High Line

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06 Sep 2011

“Thin light” Art Exhibition Opening at LMAKprojects (Bonus: FREE Booze and Beautiful People)

Every now and again, one feels the need to step away from the Pretty Little Liars marathon they’ve been watching on Hulu, put on some clothes that aren’t a bathrobe, and do something enriching for their minds and bodies.  Well, this Wednesday, September 7th would be an excellent time to

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27 May 2011

An Ode to Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis. A man’s man. A woman’s man. A jack of all trades. The man. The myth. The dad from Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Rick Moranis has played a large part in my life through his various groundbreaking roles in cinematic history. Plus I have a HUGE crush on

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29 Mar 2011

Celebrate Tuesdays with Tequila and Scary Movies

Bender’s got its name on a chilly Sunday night in May, when a certain writer found herself going beer-for-beer with a friend of high tolerance. Six hours later, the bartender asked them to leave, but not before providing her with an answer to the question, “Where can we get more

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03 Sep 2010

The Clown Theatre Festival Wants to Help You Beat Your Fear of Clowns Today

If you ever want to place a name to the that irrational fear you have of those pasty-faced, rosy-nosed people that prance around and get paid to be laughed at, it’s coulrophobia. Just for the record. Also for the record is this: The Clown Theatre Festival, which has existed in

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28 May 2010

Unload Some Crap at the Really Really Free Market on Saturday!

I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of ready to be a grown-up and clean out the walk-in closet in my apartment, the doors of which stay perpetually shut to hide the staggering amount of sheer crap I stashed in there the first day I moved in and never

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