Boom, dream, flow: A look at Independent Exposure's animation

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By Maria Komodore

The exact moment when I decided to study cinema is very clearly imprinted in my memory. It occurred three years ago while I was watching Man Ray films.

What impressed me most about films such as Return to Reason, Ballet Mécanique, and Emak Bakia was the potential they seemed to add to the film medium. Strange, almost indistinguishable forms and shapes danced around on the screen to generate equally mysterious inner associations. Read more »

Wicked, wicked wikis

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by Amanda Witherell

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OK, who read the NY Times article about wikiscanner, the new website that makes it possible to track who's editing Wikipedia entries?

Very interesting. Read more »

Talk about needing to "move on ...."

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By Tim Redmond

I can think of a lot of people I'd like to indict for conspiracy to commit terrible crimes in the period of time that we now call "the Sixties." Henry Kissinger would be near the top of my list. But I had kind of thought the country was ready to put that all behind us .... and then I read this. And I just keep shaking my head.

Te quiero lavado de verde

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by Amanda Witherell

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Pardon my ninth grade Spanish, but it looks like PG&E's having a little fiesta at Limon this Wednesday. Last time I ate there it seemed thick with hipsters, not Latinos, but greenwashing is equal opportunity, non? Read more »

Joe Alioto to take on Big Oil in court

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By G.W. Schulz

Just received early word that in-your-face antitrust lawyer and local swell Joe Alioto will be filing a gargantuan class-action suit tomorrow in federal court against some of the largest players in the global oil racket accusing them of fixing gasoline prices and destroying documents that showed evidence of the collusion.

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The defendants will include Shell Oil Company, Chevron Corporation and Saudi Refining, Inc. Read more »

Chronicle hits Burning Man...badly

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By Steven T. Jones
The San Francisco Chronicle leads the Sunday paper with a hit piece on Burning Man, wrapping several disparate points under the implied thesis that there is financial corruption in the organization. Read more »

Naked Ambition and the Mayor's Race: Full Frontal

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By Sarah Phelan
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George "Naked Yoga Guy" Davis started to take off his clothes the minute he filed for the Mayor’s Race, but last night he gave us the full scoop, beginning with the apron he wore during the mayoral debate that featured a full frontal shot of Michelangelo’s David, then getting down to his birthday suit inside City Hall around 7 PM, outside R. Read more »

Glorioski! Patti Smith in SF

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By Todd Lavoie

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Patti in the raw, back in the day. Photo by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Oh, twitch-twitchy fingers, still trembling and stumbling over the keys, 24 hours after spinning out of the Fillmore, poster in hand and blazes in my heart! That's right, my little shit-starters - Wednesday's spilling into Thursday, and I'm still racing to find the words for Tuesday! Tuesday night, Aug. 14, to get right to it. For good reason. Read more »

Trapped in R. Kelly's "Closet"

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By Robert Bergin

OH SHIT.

Only four more days people. To talk too much about the joke is to ruin the joke, so if you’re not clued in, get your crusty, no-Trapped-havin’ ass down to the nearest video store and buy yourself a copy of Kells’ ruminations on love and infidelity. Read more »

August 19th Summer of Love Event postponed

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The Summer of Love event scheduled for Speedway Meadows this Sunday August 19th has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. It is being rescheduled for late October. For more information on this event in October call (415) 845-5011.

There is a separate Summer of Love event hosted by Council of Light and 2b1 Multimedia inc. that is scheduled in Speedway Meadows for September 2nd that will go on as planned. Click on the continued reading link below to read the current press release about a pre- Summer of Love "Witness to the Human Be-In, Forum" happening next Friday, August 24th.