Matt Sussman

The Daily Blurgh: Gay ice cream, straight bears, sun songs

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

The California foothills are alive with "extremely high levels of lead, arsenic and asbestos."

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Russian gajillionaire pledges to financially support rotting historic pile Fort Ross.

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Inflated meaning

Hirokazu Koreeda's tender Air Doll
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The Daily Blurgh: Grifter raccoons, literary subway stations, the Streep!!!

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

Beware of teary raccoon eyes when in Davis.

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It's no battleship Potemkin but the cruiser Varyag, which recently docked in our waters, is no slouch. Neither is its "relaxation cabin."

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The Daily Blurgh: Corpse flower is not a '90s Goth band

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

I would love to hear what Judge Judy would say to the Petaluma mother who, passed out after drinking tequila, let her 2-year-old daughter wander out of her house. Barefoot. Oy.

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Where exactly is the Tenderloin?

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The Daily Blurgh: Ethnic Frensing, a bear suns in Oakland

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Fake trend alert! "Ethnic Frensing." Quick! Get it into circulation before Tyra Banks tries to copyright it.

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WTF Headline of the day: "Ghoulish cargo of 60 severed heads found at airport."

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The Daily Blurgh: Frat douches, crank callers, Marx on soccer

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

Meg Whitman's son is an asshat (surprised?).

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City passes moibile phone radiation law. As if you didn't already know that your iThing was going to cause ear cancer.

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Dear John

John Waters' gallery show is all flash. Plus: James Gobel's fantasy yarns

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arts@sfbg.com

HAIRY EYEBALL What does it mean to call John Waters' art "bad"? The question is hard to shake while surveying "Rush," the filmmaker and part-time San Francisco resident's fourth show at Rena Bransten Gallery. It's tricky with Waters, whose creative practice has always exulted in its bad taste. He would probably respond to my query with a knowing smile.Read more »

Star on the rise

FRAMELINE: Frameline favorite Inés Efron returns with The Fish Child
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FRAMELINE I've had a bit of a crush on the young Argentine actress Inés Efron since Frameline31, when she played one corner of the teen love triangle in Alexis Dos Santos' Glue (2006). There was something in the way Efron used her gangly build and heavy-lidded eyes to telegraph her character's mix of trembling desire and adolescent ungainliness that brought to mind Kids-era Chloë Sevigny.Read more »

The Daily Blurgh: Stakeout on 6th Street, Twilight tribute bands, tipsy artists

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay

Thomas Kinkade: "painter of light," shameless boozehound. (Also: Doesn't the mugshot totally make him look like a champion poker player or a washed up bookie? I always thought he would be more Bob Ross than Hunter S. Thompson).

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Ozzy Osbourne has donated his body to science. Will Keith Richards follow suit?

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The Daily Blurgh: Poisoned fruit cocktails, tipsy crafts

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Curiosities, quirks, oddites, and items from around the Bay and beyond

The moral imperative of the BP oil spill: Drive 20 percent less.

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Former gourmet chocolatier goes vegan.

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