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Heavy metal: the Iron Man trailer

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By Candice Chan

Wicked flipping awesome! The new Iron Man trailer came out last week and is so good I could watch it backwards while doing a headstand and I'd still want more. Let's hope the movie can live up to the hype that the trailer has sparked. Regardless, though, Tony Stark is the most badass alcoholic ever. Seriously, there is nothing quite as sexy as a dude who can hold his liquor, build impenetrable armor, and blow up a tank all by himself ... AT THE SAME TIME. Drool. Read more »

Leave Diablo Cody alone!

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Tom Lenk, who played one of my favorite characters in the later seasons of Buffy (Andrew, the geek villain), takes on Chris Crocker and Diablo Cody in what is perhaps my favorite YouTube parody to date. Read more »

There will be more blood: El Topo returns to the screen of the crime

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By Erik Morse

After its belated 2007 release in a highly anticipated DVD box set, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1970 midnight masterpiece El Topo – which translates to "The Mole" – will revisit the big screen on March 6 and 8 as a part of SFMOMA’s “Non-Western Westerns” film series.

El Topo has been touted as nothing less than the Philosopher’s Stone of film by certain cineastes, as well as by ars gratia artis anarchists and alchemy students. 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 »

We (heart) Horseface

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Kerchiefs. Gezundheit! We've been reticent to write about one of our favorite local designers, Mica Phelan aka Horseface, because he's just so damn popular -- no one is anyone in this town without a House of Horseface bandanna hanging somewhere off their body. And we'd never cave in to that kind of popularity. Kidding! Read more »

Jealouz cat is ultra jealouz

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My Icanhascheezburger buttons arrived in the mail today. I ordered 16 of them. Snap. If you're extra nice or leak me documents, I'll give you one.

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Yippie! More from 'Chicago 10' director Brett Morgan

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By Jamilah King

When I walked into the Berkeley Cinema screening of the Chicago 10, I didn't know what to expect. I had only a vague idea of the infamous Chicago Seven trial and felt oddly out of place among the aging hippies: I fully was prepared for another boring lesson on why my generation sucks. Read more »

Awesome sale alert: Nida clears out collection at hey-I-can-do-that prices

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OK, this ensemble wasn't at Nida - instead it's actress Lou Doillon modeling a bit of Marant.

This week's awesome sale - the type that will makes lil' ole Shopping Spy feel better about missing out on those Miu Miu peg-legs at Marshall's - has to be at Nida in Hayes Valley. Read more »

A look into the TV: Warhol Superstar documentaries

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A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory is playing at the Roxie Film Center right now, giving people a sustained glimpse of the competitiveness and back-stabbing that went on during the Factory’s heyday. Paul Morrissey in particular does not come off well, though director (and Williams’ niece) Esther Robinson’s attempts at drawing connections between Andy Warhol and her uncle’s death remain vague. Read more »

More buzz for your buck

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Intern Ailene Sankur discovers what's been missing from her coffee: more coffee!

Buying coffee at 7-11 the other day (too lazy to find a coffee shop, too scared to drink more of my new roomie’s fair trade organic, $15-per-pound coffee), I found this amazing product. Read more »