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Sonic Reducer Overage: 'American Idols,' Slumber Cats, Slayer, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

Entombed in SF gloom? Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage: Sir Richard Bishop, Hospitals, David Dondero, Hightower, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

Yes, you had to work like a dog for that Fourth of July hot dog - and to get ready for the long weekend. Wasn’t it worth it? Read more »

Snackin's: A shout-out to Sprinkles

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Cuckoo for chocolate coconut. Read more »

A blast: Kathryn Bigelow talks about 'The Hurt Locker'

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By Kimberly Chun

How does a director like Kathryn Bigelow vault from 1991’s Point Break - still applauded for its camp values at Point Break Live!, SF’s theatrical tribute to bank-robbing surfers - to the closer-to-real-life heroics of the recently released The Hurt Locker? Read more »

Phoenix cancels its Spectrum Fest appearance

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French rock band Phoenix has canceled its Spectrum Festival headling performance tonight, June 27, due to illness: word has it vocalist Thomas Mars has a virus. Still, the Spectrum Fest sallies forth - the artists on the bill will continue to perform. Read more »

Shop talk: The Good Shop makes it all better

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Goodies at the Good Shop. All photos by Kimberly Chun.

By Kimberly Chun

I got a new Good Shop on my mind - and fortunately it’s right around the corner from Chez Chun. Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage: Wilco, the Hunches, Chelsea Handler, Lazer Sword, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

I’m a music lover... get me out of the house! Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage II: Elvis Costello, Starfucker, Nihlotep

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By Kimberly Chun

Get out and lend an ear - it’ll be returned, perhaps changed. Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage I: Polly, Poirier, Tomine, Ade, and more

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By Kimberly Chun

Going out? Staying out? There's so damn much out there - consider this Sonic Reducer Overage, the Wonder Years/Part I. Read more »

Street art pics: Osama-Obama milk cartons glimpsed

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Sketchy: Osama street art modified. Photo by Kimberly Chun.

By Kimberly Chun

Recession schmecession - it's good to see SF's scrumbly crumbly anti-tradition of street art carrying on despite the big-wheel art-market smash-ups. Welcome to the first in a series of snaps. Read more »