Cllint Reilly debuts a new form of newspaper column--the antitrust special

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

Last Tuesday June 5, a mysterious column popped up in the ll Singleton/Media News dailies that ring the bay. It was the debut of Clint Reilly and the first of l56 weekly columns that he will write for the Singleton papers, according to the terms of the Reilly/Hearst/Singleton antitrust settlement.

A "paid advertising" line adorns the top of the column, but Reilly says he will get no bills and won't pay them if he does. Read more »

Sopranos songs

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Vanilla Fudge and Journey etc

You're seeing things from Tony's view. "Don't stop..." - last words.

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David Chase, creator of the decade defining series, The Sopranos is known for his many layers of sheer brilliance, one being his incredibly meticulous and calculated music choices. Last night was the highly anticipated finale of the startling HBO show and naturally, tradition ensued. Read more »

Ye olde Expansion: days of wine and roses

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By Stephen Torres

Back when I was bright-eyed youngin' in the city and my liver was still shiny and hale, I made my daily bread by working at the recently deceased MacArthur Park in Jackson Square. Read more »

Pegi Young steps out at Henry Miller Library

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Big news down at Henry Miller Library: Pegi Young, spouse of rock legend Neil, gets out from her hubby's enormous shadow and performs with her band (which includes pedal steel player Ben Keith, who has worked with Neil, the Band, Waylon Jennings, and many others) at the lovely Big Sur spot Friday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m.

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Pegi and Neil Young. Read more »

Dogging White Rabbits

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In the mood for indie? NYC three-part-harmonizers White Rabbits carry on without their tourmates Mystery Jets - who canceled their mini tour with WR at the last minute - tonight, June 11, at Cafe du Nord.

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The exuberant six-piece White Rabbits promise to bring the joy with horns, handclaps, and well, if not cute pups then energy galore.

But Ed Jew's flower shop doesn't have a water account !

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By Sarah Phelan
What kind of flower store owner doesn't have a water account? Ed Jew, that's who.

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When Ed Jew's water consumption first became an issue at the end of May, I asked the SFPUC for records for both his house in the Sunset District and his flower shop in Chinatown. Read more »

Revealed: Sup. Ammiano's joke of the day

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

Tom Ammiano is a supervisor who happens to be a standup comedian on occasion. Or, depending on your point of view, he is a standup comedian who happens to be a supervisor. As people know who call his private home phone, he puts up a political joke almost every day on his answering machine.

Monday: "Mayor Newsom says he is a progressive. I guess rehab really works."

Friday: "Ed Jew under house arrest? What house?"

Alas, for understandable reasons, Ammiano doesn't give out his home phone number, so people just can't call in and get their daily dose of Ammianoism. Read more »

Cool shit: A brief history of women in art

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posted by Molly Freedenberg

By "brief" I mean 3 minutes. And by "history" I mean 500 years.

Sure, it gets a little tedious after awhile. But tell me that shit isn't cool.

Money for nothing and the booze for free

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By Molly Freedenberg

During the summer of 2000, as a a recent college grad with a lot of desire to drink and only a little money with which to do it, I made a chart of Portland bars’ happy hours, drink specials, and free food nights so I’d always have know where to drink affordably. The chart was divided by day. It was color coded. Read more »

Arrrooo! 'Oceans Thirteen' vs. cougars

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OK, someone has to voice it: was I the only one who detected a whiff of misogyny in the latest three-quel to shamble lazily into our movie theaters, Oceans Thirteen? Read more »