Tibet House Benefit

Radio brought to life with Ira Glass, company at Zellerbach

“This American Life,” well, came alive at Zellerbach Hall on Dec. 12, as Ira Glass — host of NPR’s beloved radio show “This American Life” — partnered with dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass for “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host.” A joyous but flawed intersection of dance
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‘Serial’ recap: 1×09

Note: This recap contains spoilers for “Serial” up to and including episode 9, “To Be Suspected,” but does not include any spoilers beyond information outside the show. With only three episodes left of “Serial”’s first season, which is still blowing up the charts on iTunes, I doubt any last-minute revelations
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Weekender Picks

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco’s free three-day music festival, is upon us. Take BART to Muni to Golden Gate Park to catch Dawes, Lone Bellow, Conor Oberst and countless others. Not interested in making the trek across the bay? Check out CalSLAM’s first poetry slam Friday night in 60 Evans.
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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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Off the beat: That tingly feeling

I’m sitting in a restaurant in Lisbon waiting for lunch. I’m weary from wandering the city with a friend, and a Fado band is playing on the television by the door. In the corner of the screen, I notice a woman translating every lyric into sign language. Her hands move
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