SPORTS: Are the A's history?

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If MLB is serious about contraction, Oakland could lose its team

By A.J. Read more »

The man who fell to Saul Williams

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By Benedict Sinclair

As far as Saul Williams albums go, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust (available for download here) is a success. As far as Trent Reznor(-produced) albums go, it’s also a success.

This all-around decent pop album includes an endearing U2 cover and on a number of songs linking up with the sounds of TV on the Radio. Read more »

Iran and Vietnam

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Why does this remind me, eerily, of the Gulf of Tonkin incident?

Finding inspiration at Creativity Explored's "Finders Keepers"

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Making it: Car Factory by Walter Kresnik

By Amy Glasenapp

What first struck me at the opening reception of "Finders Keepers" at Creativity Explored on Jan. 10 was the sheer volume of the crowd. By 7:30 p.m., an hour after the reception began, the show looked like a success. Read more »

The press: Humbled in New Hampshire

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B3 comment:

As I said in my post-election blog, I liked the fact that it was the voters, not the pundits nor the pollsters, who decided the New Hampshire primary and surprised everyone.

I also liked this commentary below by Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, a national media watchdog group, who asked the Washington Post's David Broder and NBC's Tim Russert to explain their embarrassingly wrong predictions, rebuked NBC's Chris Matthews for horserace coverage, and quoted NBC's Tom Brokaw offering some good reporting advice, and then giving its own good advice.

FAIR to the campaign reporters Read more »

Ammiano on Hillary's obituary

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Hillary dies. Relax Obama, it's Edmund. How's that for change?

(From the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Jan. ll, 2008.)

Personal note to Tom: Watch that enunciation. You are slipping back into your Bernal Heights brogue. Just kidding of course. B3

Lit: Veronica De Jesus's memorial drawings

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This week's Lit features Lynn Rapoport writing about Hello-Now, from Everywhere, the new book collection of local artist Veronica De Jesus's memorial drawings. Read more »

Go darker: Darker My Love sets us swirling

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By Todd Lavoie

Fuzz fuzz fuzz! Douse yourselves in some sweet-lovin' reverb this Saturday, Jan, 12 - that's when LA's narco-garage thumpers Darker My Love bring the noise to the 12 Galaxies stage, promising an evening of spark-shooting feedback and deep-echoed harmonies. Read more »

Little chocolate disco rocks me

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All I know is, someone recently dropped this little goodie off on my desk (thanks, Chocolate Elf!) .....

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... and it's freakin' delicious. The instructions on the back of this "Taza Disco" say: Break one piece chocolate into one cup steaming milk or water and whisk until frothy -- but I just ate the dang thing whole and now I'm the one who's frothy. Read more »