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New HBO series, “Looking,” now filming in SF

The city of San Francisco is definitely no stranger to the focus of the public eye within pop culture. In TV alone, its iconic bridge has served as the backdrop for all sorts of shows, ranging from “Full House” to “Party Of Five,” “That’s So Raven,” “Monk” and “Trauma.” But
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The Red Wedding: Game of Thrones recap

HOLY S*** WHAT THE F*** JUST HAPPENED?!

It’s a few weeks into summer vacation and you’ve probably already accepted defeat: Your reading list will go unchecked, your body will not magically chisel and you will not make it to the beach unless dragged by your family for a picnic with grandma and grandpa. Instead, you’ll most likely
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The Book Nook: reading Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’

The book: “Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin Suggested for: Anyone who hasn’t already started the show or wants more clarity in the plot and characters. Or anyone who likes medieval fantasy stories — complete with duels for honor and dragons. Clog rating: As with the majority of
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Off the beat: The Heem Team says goodbye

In a little less than two weeks, I will turn 21. I guess it is a milestone insofar as I’ve actually survived 21 years of bumbling through life. And I’ve pretty much abandoned the hope that maturity and worldliness will be magically bequeathed unto me at 12:01 a.m. Nobody, it
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What we talk about when we talk about women

The Discomfort Zone

I’ve been thinking a lot on how people talk about women lately. The way my straight male friends talk about women; the way my guest lecturer talks about women; the way my parents talk about hypothetical women; and perhaps most of all, the way I talk about women. The reason
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TV Land: The young and the restless

There’s no use avoiding the main television event of this week. Clay Aiken had his hand up a puppet’s ass on “The Celebrity Apprentice” and everybody was talking about it. No they weren’t. Who am I kidding? Everybody was (is) talking, texting, telegraphing and carrier pigeon messaging about Lena Dunham’s
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Girls, Girls, Girls

Lena Dunham’s new HBO show “Girls” debuted April 15. If you have an internet connection you’ve read about it. There are some buzz-phrases that pop-up a lot. Here’s a quick guide to what you might find if you watch take a look. The show is “coming of age in a post-recession,
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TV Land: Shoutout to all the Ladies

Ah, the ladies. I know a thing or two about them. Mainly because I am one of them. I think. I did find a hair growing on my chin that may be the first indication of a beard. But, nevertheless, I’m fairly certain I retain all the requisite parts: fallopian
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TV Land: AMC knows drama

“What’s happened?” It’s a good question to ask in regards to any TV show. What’s happened? Where is this show going? Why did I just find my remote in the freezer next to the mozzarella sticks? They’re all important inquiries with equally vital answers. Save that last question. All you
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