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Erotica reading cuts straight to the climax

The dildo store smells like hot rubber and looks like a candy counter. Everything is colorful and slick, shining under the lights. Vaguely suggestive dance music plays overhead: “Do you right, yeah / All night, yeah.” Nervous women, always in groups, cluster around the displays, whispering. “I heard they have
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Istanbul, Johannesburg, Singapore art cities of tomorrow

Florence was the “capital of art” during the Italian Renaissance. This distinguished title jumped around between the 15th and 20th centuries from Paris to Berlin to Barcelona. Fontainebleau saw the rise of the Barbizon School. Zurich gained recognition with the popularity of Dadaism at the turn of the century. And
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Expert in FOUND novelties and novels shares findings

Davy Rothbart, the founder and editor of FOUND magazine, strolled onstage at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The center is stately and bilingual, and the author was slightly incongruous in his engagement at this venue. He took the stage in a bright pink jersey. He carried a gold
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Alice Notley reading featured laughter, musing between the lines

The intimate selections of poetry read by Alice Notley and Simona Schneider at UC Berkeley’s Holloway Reading Series on Thursday made for a night of contradictions; the poets’ performances were lovely yet severe, and their content felt personal yet universal, both descriptive and emotive. Before the event’s slightly delayed start,
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LSD memoir trippier than the drug itself

Before “Breaking Bad,” back in the good old days of Berkeley, the drug everyone talked about was bubbled and cooked in glass beakers and was called LSD. The best LSD on the market was called Owsley, named for the man who made it refined and pure and popularized it through
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Nun who kissed Elvis Presley writes autobiography

Somewhere in a cloister, there is a nun who kissed Elvis Presley. There must be some people in the world who live a life without surprises. Most of us, however, find that life unfolds in ways we never expected, showing us that absolutely anything is possible. Mother Dolores Hart of
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