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Guardian Eye: Dreaming in orange

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We've invited fab local photog Darwin Bell to share some of his photos with us throughout the next month, and tell us what the heck he was thinking when he took them. Read more »

Wear orange for prisoner awareness

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By Vanessa Carr

Bay Area multimedia project Plain Human calls this Tuesday, March 11th "Prisoner Awareness Day." They ask that people wear orange – the color of most prison uniforms – in an effort to spark daily conversation about imprisonment and its effects on our communities. Read more »

Kewl Tun3: Hercules and Love Affair blind us

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NYC socialite Andrew Butler and warble-meister Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons have teamed up with slinky songstresses Nomi and Kim Ann Foxmann to create Hercules and Love Affair -- and have produced killer club tune "Blind" that's been rocking after-dark boxes from the Transfer to Pink lately. Read more »

SPORTS: Willie A(Mays)ing

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By A.J. Hayes

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He hasn't made a basket catch since the early 1970s. He's not the best at remembering names. And his pride-and-joy godson has decamped the scene for good. But at age 76, is still the San Francisco Giants MVP - Most Valuable Personality.

Last week in Scottsdale, AZ, the baseball living legend held court in the spring training clubhouse and the room was riveted. Read more »

Hey napkin-doodler! Win this ...

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Yep, it's that time again -- time for the Mama's Royal Cafe Annual Napkin Art Contest! Read more »

Quirkyalone gets quirkytogether

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"It's okay that I'm alone."
"But maybe there's something wrong with me?"
"Maybe I'm just too picky."
"I'm young, I should be having sex."
"But I hate having sex with people I'm not really attracted to."
"Except when I'm traveling."

Thus were the questions plaguing San Franciscan Sasha Cagen that lead her to coin the term "quirkyalone." It started as a concept, then became an es Read more »

Clubs: Gem sweaters, buenos Zizeks, grimy Rupture, divas

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Too too much going on this Saturday March 8, kids, and these are just the above-ground parties! I don’t know how I’m gonna make ‘em all, but we just finished work on the next issue of Scene, our nightlife mag which drops next wednesday in the guardian (look for it!) and I'm ready to party my pumps off. Read more »

Guardian Eye: Rainbows on metal

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We've invited fab (and acclaimed!) local photog Darwin Bell to share some of his photos with us throughout the next month, and tell us what the heck he was thinking when he took them.

Metallic Rainbow

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Darwin Bell: "This is the outside of the new(ish) Read more »

SFIAAFF: Multiculti cock-meat sandwich

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and invade the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
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When we last left crazy-ass Kumar (Kal Penn) and his more straitlaced college pal Harold (John Cho), at the end of the 2005 stoner epic Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, they'd just victoriously satiated their munchies with enough sliders to block a rhino's colon. That movie was a classic bong-wielding buddy road-trip flick — Question: How long does it take two potheads to get to a drive-through? Answer: Neil Patrick Harris on ecstasy — that was improbably hailed by serious critics as a multicultural breakthrough. Read more »

Lick your pickle, kids

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Hey, kids! Can you feel the heat? Ready to cool down with a nice tart treat? Then wrap your lips around a big frozen pickle.

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Yep, that's right -- you'll be cool as a cucumber with this doozy: The Pickle Sickle, which despite it's name is NOT a preserved fruit bearing grim death. It's a Popsicle made of picle juice, which the makers tout as a healthy alternative to sugar-laden frozen treats. Read more »