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Fake Out

When learning how to live, people look to a lot of sources for inspiration. For me, that was Lana Del Rey. Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” surfaced in my life in 2011. “Video Games” came with a simple video composite of American iconography, old-style cartoon clips and paparazzo shots of
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SuicideGirls give frisky, lively performance at The New Parish

The anti-mainstream, alternative pin-up beauty of the SuicideGirls makes them the most fitting group of women to hybridize nerdy fandom with indie-electronic striptease in their hit Blackheart Burlesque tour, a show that ditches traditional, slow-moving, genre striptease for hard-hitting dance and sci-fi seduction. Last Friday, Oakland’s New Parish stage opened
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3 things to learn from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

If you do not already know, “So You Think You Can Dance” is a summer program on Fox in which contestants from all around the United States — and, in some cases, from all around the world — audition and compete for the title of “America’s favorite dancer.” Once the auditions are
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‘The Blue Fox’ is a poetic masterpiece

Icelandic author Sjon’s modernist novel comes to the United States

“Poetic” may be one of the only words to concretely describe “The Blue Fox,” a novel written in Icelandic in 2004 but published in the United States for the first time this year. The novel is written by Sjon (pronounced Shee-yon), a poet, author and part-time lyricist for Bjork. Well-known
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Animation for the adventurous

The phrase “animated film festival” will make most people assume that they should bring along their little niece for the show. But what those people have yet to realize is that animated movies ain’t just for the kiddies. Fortunately, the San Francisco Film Society‘s annual San Francisco International Animation Festival
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