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Pics: Green Festival grows wild and free

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Text and photos by Ariel Soto

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It's quite inspiring to spend the morning walking through what seems like miles and miles of booths, all dedicated to sustainability, green living, and creating a better future for our beautiful planet. Read more »

Robert Pattinson doesn't suck

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By Louis Peitzman

Question: How do you stop a mob of unruly tweens?

Answer: You don't.

On the morning of Nov 10, 3,000 Twilight fans tried to rush their way into the Stonestown Galleria, all for a chance to meet Robert Pattinson. In the ensuing chaos, several young'uns got trampled, one girl allegedly broke her nose, and almost everyone was turned away. Read more »

Danny Boyle on Bollywood, game shows, and Indian fairy tales

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SFBG's Louis Peitzman interviews Trainspotting and 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle on the eve of the release of his latest flick, Slumdog Millionaire

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L-R: Dev Patel and Anil Kapoor. Photo by Ishika Mohan

San Francisco Bay Guardian: Slumdog Millionaire is a very colorful and vibrant film. Read more »

Two reviews from 3rd I

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By Kevin Langson

The sixth annual 3rd I: San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival runs through Sun/16. Read more »

SFIAF: Zap your peepers with animated wonders

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Trailer for Sita Sings the Blues, which opens the San Francisco International Animation Festival on Thu/13

At last the third annual Read more »

Street Threads: What the heck are you wearing?

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Fabulous SFBG photog Ariel Soto hits the streets again, scoping out the latest in San Francisco daywear.

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Catherine, Castro and 19th Str Read more »

Homophobic styles: H8sterz -- the new hipsters?

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OK, so I know we're way past the stage -- mostly -- where you can tell that someone's rollin' in the lavender fagioli by their look. And I realize the whole "Christian Rock movement" has weirdly co-opted such previously "alternative" gestures as the Van Gogh Dyke crumb-catcher and Vans footwear. Thank you, Jars of Clay. Read more »

Pics: The dead walk among us

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Ed Note -- OK, OK, we're a tad late posting these wonderful pics by Ariel Soto of the annual Day of the Dead procession -- at which we actually sensed a greater Latino presence than at years previous. But we got a little caught up in the whole election kerfuffle. Read more »

Drunk on hope ... and Baracktails

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By Molly Freedenberg

Thanks to the results of the presidential election, it seemed everyone I saw Tuesday night was happy and drunk. (Perhaps it also had something to do with drowning out the memory of the sad fates of Props H and 8.) And not surprisingly, many were reeling from cocktails they'd invented or renamed just for election night. My favorites? The Baracktail, a mixture of champagne and a fruity liquer, which was later rechristined The Landslide; and the Obama Bomb, a combo of Bacardi O and Red Bull.

What intoxicated you on November 4 (other than hope and triumph)? Read more »

An interview with "Stranded" director Gonzalo Arijon

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By Mara Math

No one was more surprised than I that Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains proved to be one of my favorite films at this year's Read more »