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The Mix: What we've been up to

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Guardian staff took it off and played this week:

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1) January sunbathing

(2) Umberto D.

(3) Camel, Moonmadness (Decca, 1976)

(4) Les Yeux Noirs playing "Lluba" at Yoshi's San Francisco

(5) Early Man, Slim's

Kudos to "A Burning Opera"

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By Steven T. Jones, aka Scribe

A couple months ago, when I heard first about “A Burning Opera: How to Survive the Apocalypse,” I rolled my eyes. Burning Man has inspired some very good and very bad art and for some reason I assumed that a musical telling the story of the event would hew toward the latter category.

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Boy, was I wrong! Read more »

It's hard to be a man

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By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

Midnites for Maniacs programmer Ficks is in Utah checking out the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
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Obama's hat trick -- The Bad Boy? The Shark Life?

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Well, yeah, it's that inauguration thingy coming up, and the world is awash in the fabulous commercialization of it. Read more »

Frantic fish on a stick: Bangkok pics

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Bay Guardian photog Ariel Soto just got back from Asia -- with some fab snaps, of course. We're presenting her travel essay in three parts throughout the next week. First up: touching down in Bangkok.

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Golden Buddhas

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Lobster claws at a restaurant

I have major wanderlust. Take-off on an airplane gives me a high. Read more »

W. Kamau Bell did first Obama joke on Comedy Central, 'Bell' keeps on keepin' on

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Oh, hey -- if you're not quite at the point where you need our priceless Hard Times Handbook -- or if you've been hungrily saving up your scratch, just itching to try out some high-endish dining joints like Absinthe, Read more »

Burning Man Ticket Clusterfuck 2009

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Photo of last year's tickets by m.klynstra.

By Steven T. Jones

Burning Man tickets went on sale today at 10 a.m. Read more »

The changing face of Polk Street, pictured

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By Johnny Ray Huston

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Good things come in twos, so after writing about it last week, Blaine Dixon's new book, Polk Gulch (Blurb, 144 pages, $44.95), is appearing in the Intro twice in a row. Why? It's a perfect match for "Polk Street: Lives in Translation," a new audiovisual exhibit at the GLBT Historical Society. Read more »

Local Artist of the Week

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LOCAL ARTIST David Young

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BIO A San Francisco resident for just over five years, David Young draws inspiration from postapocalyptic films, punk music, street art, graphic novels, and war photography to present a damaged and hostile vision of SF and its place in America. Read more »