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For everyone alive, there is one great equalizer, one experience that doesn’t discriminate based on race, class, religion, or nationality. We all, at some point, must die. Of course, the way each of us is remembered after we pass varies greatly. Today, many traditions insist on burial within three...
There was some good news on the national political front last week – the military policy “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” officially expired, and President Obama hailed it as a triumph of progressive values. BARACK OBAMA: No longer will tens of thousands of Americans in uniform be asked to live a lie in...
This article was originally published at The Idiolect. Half-drow assassin Nigel Blackthorn and Petula the Space Pirate walk into La Val’s tavern, still much wearied from their quest to lay siege to Castle Dashwood and in need of rest before embarking upon the morrow’s epic adventure that would...
Friday, September 23 Stories on Food  // We eat. We digest. Something weird is bound to happen during and after. For many, some of our best stories start out with, “So there I was, just eating this hamburger.” This Friday, the folks at Litquake and from the Eat Real Festival are celebrating...
A conversation with mayoral candiate Bevan Dufty; comedian Will Durst has had it up to here with pledges; a bit of color in the darkest of times; genre-crossing at the Hong Kong Cinema Festival; how to be a rock star without learning an instrument; and local singer-songwriter Curt Yagi.
This weekend, movie-lovers will get a chance to travel East on the cinematic globe at the debut of the Hong Kong Cinema Festival, hosted by the San Francisco Film Society. Hong Kong is known as one of the filmmaking hubs for the Chinese-speaking world, and the festival will highlight both seasoned...
Welcome to Buried Treasure! This is the Crosscurrents staff blog, showcasing our daily favorites: headlines, radio stories, internet errata, and anything else we come across and think is cool. This next one comes from KALW News Managing Editor, Martina Castro. Enjoy!   *   ...
Most of us love a good fairytale. And then there’s the tale of Dyhemia Young, a teenager from San Francisco’s Bayview district. Young was invited to the coveted wild card invitation to the Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational, a prestigious chess tournament held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. But...
The Bay Area is home to over 50 annual film festivals, but there’s only one that describes itself as all of the following: “bottom-up, DIY, misfit, badass, outsider, outlaw, rebel, underdog, minority, local, urban, green, un-polished, revolutionary, unpretentious, and non-traditional.” It’s the...
Terry Baum is a playwright, actress, director, teacher, filmmaker – and political activist. In 2004, Baum ran for U.S. Congress on the Green Party ticket and received the highest percentage of the vote of any small-party write-in candidate for Congress in history (at 2.9%). And now Baum, a...
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