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Volume 42 Number 23

March 5 – March 11, 2008

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Bombs — and bongs — away!

Welcome to our zesty Asian American Film Fest coverage

Saint Peter

Bogdanovich gets his due in a Castro Theatre tribute

Keeping it raw

Who took the sex outta my rock 'n' roll? Plus: Why?, Minmae, Wildildlfe, and more

New soup for you!

Like all repertoires, the soup repertoire is in need of constant tending

Shen Wei Dance Art

PREVIEW It might be just as well that Chinese choreographer Shen Wei didn't start dancing until quite late — at the ripe old age...

Spundae 15-Year Anniversary

Standing firm as a distinctly American dance music bastion.

Local Live: Pinhead Gunpowder

924 Gilman Street Project, Feb. 10

“My Name is Albert Ayler”

A broad story about the strange currents of American avant-garde music

“Speaking Fierce”

International Women's Day: Not just for white women who eat organic

Seafood soup for the soul

The warm delights of Tofu Village

“Drama and Desire: Japanese Painting from the Floating World 1690-1850”

An exhilarating survey of early modern Japan and its sumptuous -- and often costly -- pleasures

Free birds

The uncaged reflections of Columbus, Ohio's Black Swans

Say hello to my little Ferrari

Revisiting Italo-Euro disco sounds of the '80s

A band apart

Gonzalo Rubalcaba finds his match

World of echo

Deerhunter's Bradford Cox takes a solo flight as Atlas Sound

One ear to the ground

Yousef Al-Mohaimeed's storytelling transcends bans

The young untold

Pedro Costa shows us the way to go

SFIAAFF: Multiculti cock-meat sandwich

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and invade the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

SFIAAFF: Are you lonesome tonight?

Edward Yang looks for the personal amid the street gangs of Silicon Island

SFIAAFF: Take one

A quick guide to some Asian American Fest features

SFIAAFF: Manila: the drama

Brillante Mendoza looks at the costs of human lives


Tubular bells ... and whistles


Cinderella Russian Bakery

And also, herpes

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: You guessed right — those letters about women who can't have orgasms were both mine. Maybe I was so frustrated that I...