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Pics: Torch protest and rally

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Guardian photographer and writer Charles Russo sent over these pics of this afternoon's Olympic torch protests and rallies:

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Tibetan-born Lobsang Lama (center left) traveled from his home in Portland, Oregon to protest China's human rights violations in Tibet and its hosting of the 2008 Olympics.

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Tibetan Tagudh Youndoung engages in debate with a pro-Chin Read more »

Tibet vigil: Audio and pics

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Video photojournalist Ariel Soto reports from Tuesday's Tibet vigil with Archbishop Desmond Tutu (he's busy!) and Sup. Read more »

Tutu feted by IGLHRC

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By Michael Leonard

Archbishop Desmond Tutu offered his sincerest thanks and gratitude on Tuesday night to the audience in Grace Cathedral as he closed a moving acceptance speech, upon receiving the OUTSPOKEN Award from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (ILGHRC).

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All pics by Michael Leonard

Nobel Peace Prize Laure Read more »

Metamorphenomenal

Yuri's Night blasts off, Jeffrey Paradise emerges, and Thread Recordings launches
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SUPER EGO Positivity — can we get some, please? Sure. Zing! Spring's come bounding from its musty, dusty closet like a newly out Floridian, little rainbow fanny pack ablaze, itchy pink nipple rings jingling. Poor green thing! Isn't it up to us to lead her, tripping and grinning, into the limelight fantastica? Aren't we already there? Change, unlike Aqua Net and Paco Rabanne, is in the air. The clubs, they've gone azalea-crazy, bursting with neon irises and tuneful fuchsia streaks. Cocktails mysteriously grow stronger in our hands. Read more »

Yo shred dawgs: Go home!

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By Justin Juul

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So I went to go check out the new skatepark at Potrero Del Sol last week and here’s what happened.

The security guard/construction worker did not like me.

“It’s fucking retarded dude, cause I’m a fuckin’ skater too,” he said. Read more »

Clubs: Anavan sans Ativan

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Holy Spazmosis!. Jumpy young rockers Anavan drove up from Salt Lake City to play the queer (and friends!) punk monthly Trans Am at Club Eight for a rapturous beer-spurtin' crowd last Saturday. Read more »

SPORTS: Bring back Barry

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BY A.J. Hayes

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Less blah.

Enough already, we get it. Go ahead, put the cap back on the Sharpie, and step away from the bus.

That's right, you, the graffitist/frustrated Giants fan who's been going around town doctoring the Giants advertisements on the back of Muni coaches- making the ad copy that initially read: "All Out. All Season," say instead: "All Outs. All Season."

Very funny. Ha, ha. ha. Ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum. Read more »

Cork that krunk juice, Lil Jon

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By Justin Juul

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Call me crazy, but I'm a beer man. Liquor's okay too, but wine? Wine has got to go. I absolutely cannot stand the stuff. In fact, there's only one thing I hate more than wine and that's wine snobs. Now, this may sound funny coming from a man who serves expensive wine every night at a fancy boutique in North Beach, but come on! Get over it rich dudes. Wine is rotten grape juice and that's it. There are no hints of currant or raspberry in there. Read more »

Clubs: You still hold me, Devotion

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Before he jetted off to be all jetset in Miami at the WMC, SF-native DJ Ruben Mancias jammed EndUp last Saturday night for the Devotion 7-Year Reunion party. Read more »

Indie silkscreen revelations

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By Vanessa Carr

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Independent music and DIY culture can come like flashes of hope through the dark days of teenage dorkdom. For me, it was Bikini Kill's first album on tape.

The revelation: something better is out there. Read more »