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THIS IS REAL: A photo essay of Hoodslam

More than 1,000 fans crowded around a wrestling ring in the packed Oakland Metro Opera House on March 7. Hoodslam, a monthly night of staged wrestling, is rowdy. It’s rough, sweaty, loud and, at times, unbelievable. But the dedication of the wrestlers, combined with the absolute thrill in the eyes
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Youssef Shokry’s Picks of the Week

‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ The fantastic directing duo of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen returns to the big screen Friday, following a week in the life of Bob Dylan-esque protagonist Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) as he wanders 1961 Greenwich Village. The soundtrack, which has already been released, charms on its own
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