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Fall Preview: Art Galleries

By Sura Wood | Aug 30
Fall is nearly here, a time when local galleries roll out a fleet of eclectic exhibitions.

BARchive :: Sutter's Mill and Ginger's Trois - San Francisco's Historic Bars

By Michael Flanagan | Aug 30
From the mid-'60s through 2008 there was another type of downtown bar - the businessman's bar. The two downtown bars which lasted the longest and had the biggest impact were Sutter's Mill and the various incarnations of Ginger's.

Story(ies) That Blind Us

By Caleb Rainey | Aug 30
Either you are being told a story that values you and is meant to protect you, or yours is a story that justifies oppression. Either way, you are a character in that story, no matter how minor your role.

1st African-American Actor To Play Valjean on Broadway Dies

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 29
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

Survey: Generation LOL Most Irked By Grammar, Spelling Slips

By Leanne Italie | Aug 29
It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

Ballerina Misty Copeland Calls Broadway Debut 'Incredible'

By Mark Kennedy | Aug 29
The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet on Broadway.

Kristin Chenoweth on Faith, Career, and Loving the Gays

By Randy Shulman | Aug 29
Reveal to Kristin Chenoweth that the publication she's doing an interview with caters to the LGBT community and you get the following response: "Yay!"

Saint Hoax Imagines Donald Trump (and Others) in Drag

By EDGE | Aug 29
The anonymous artist Saint Hoax (based somewhere in the Middle East) is now imagining celebrities in drag. Donald Trump is his latest.

Out There :: Literary Life

By Roberto Friedman | Aug 29
At first we weren't sure we would enjoy reading "Worlds Apart: A Memoir" (Bloomsbury) from the novelist David Plante. Our highest criterion for art or literature is that it moves us, and this memoir is moving indeed.

Five of the Most Anticipated 2015 Fall Albums

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 29
Presenting five of the most anticipated albums that will be released this fall.

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