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Volume 41 Number 08

November 22 – November 28, 2006

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TUESDAY

Nov. 28 Music Zodiac Death Valley Concentrating on the lure of the Western desert - as well as the rovers who are drawn to such merciless terrain...

MONDAY

November 22, 2006
Nov. 27 Event Daniel Levitin What happens within the human body to account for these differences? Daniel Levitin’s new book, This Is Your Brain on Music: The...

SUNDAY

November 22, 2006
Nov. 26 Film The Bells Before he was stitched together by Dr. Frankenstein, Boris Karloff appeared in nearly 75 films, including the occasional sign of a stellar...

SATURDAY

November 22, 2006
Nov. 25 Dance Diamano Coura West African Dance Company In the Senegalese language Wolof, diamano coura means “those who bring the message.” For more than three decades...

FRIDAY

November 22, 2006
Nov. 24 Music Gabby La La Rarely is something musically weird enough for Les Claypool, the eccentric force behind Primus and the Les Claypool Flying Frog Brigade,...

THURSDAY

November 22, 2006
Nov. 23 Event Free turkey dinner Got no money or place to go on Thanksgiving? The Glide Memorial Church is serving up a piping hot Thanksgiving meal...

WEDNESDAY

November 21, 2006
Nov. 22 Music Maceo Parker If you've ever listened to a James Brown record, you've heard Maceo Parker's name before. When the Godfather of Soul yelled "Maceo!"...

THE BOURNE IDENTITY

Well, Tim Burton it isn't. Since Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands is inspired by Burton's delightful but dark 1990 film, a comparison seems fair enough....

Plays of the year

Suzan-Lori Parks's 365 Days/365 Plays project kicks off in San Francisco

Les, lady, les

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Viva les wild children, woodsmen, and Francophones and the ’philes that love them — wherever they may quaff cheap Beaujolais, don...

Time changes

› le_chicken_farmer@yahoo.com CHEAP EATS In honor of my French sister's birthday I ordered a chicken pesto crepe with fromage and how-you-say, toasted almonds, hold the...

Turkey in the sky

› paulr@sfbg.com Airline food was a rich lode of material for jokery — until there was no more airline food. In the wake of Sept....

Where the buffalo roam

› paulr@sfbg.com Many hamburger places are at some pains to keep you from seeing, or wondering, exactly what's going into — as opposed to on...

Happiness science

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION I took a five-question happiness quiz, and it turns out I'm very satisfied but not overly so. If I start feeling down,...

Bumpy ride

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: I'm a 50-year-old male. I've been married for 23 years and have two grown kids. The problem is my wife. She has...

The next police chief

EDITORIAL Heather Fong is not a popular police chief these days. Nine of the 11 supervisors just rejected her proposal for staffing foot patrols...

49ers aren’t worth public money

EDITORIAL The prospect of the San Francisco 49ers moving to Santa Clara — and taking with them any hope of a 2016 Olympic bid...

EDITOR’S NOTES

› tredmond@sfbg.com It sucks to be in jail. Trust me on this. I've never been in a state prison, but I've done my time — in...

Guilty of independent journalism

OPINION The pogrom against independent journalists who refuse to conform to corporate media definitions of what a reporter should be continues full throttle. The...

Campus crush

SF State has ambitious expansion plans — and its neighbors aren't exactly thrilled

If Fong goes

It's been a terrible month for the police chief — but would the city be better off without her?

The people’s party

DJ Sake 1 finds a rare groove at Pacific Standard Time

MAKING MESSY MARV

One of the most extraordinary products of recent Fillmore history is Messy Marv, a rapper whose life reflects the neighborhood's struggle with a half...

Gimme back my Bone?

Pondering the ineffable sound of "classic rock that rocks"