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John Zipperer

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/30/15

John Zipperer | January 30, 2015 | San Francisco
There's more to this week than preparing for a big football game, as our latest Week to Week news quiz shows. Here are some random but real hints: In or out; not lovin' it; take a victory lap; and so does 100 percent of wildlife. Answers are below the quiz....
George Heymont

Coping With Class Distinctions

George Heymont | January 30, 2015 | Arts
Bay Area audiences were recently able to reflect on the challenges of falling in love with someone whose socioeconomic status puts them out of reach. The folks at 42nd Street Moon presented a revival of a musical spoofing British aristocracy, and the San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival offered a drama about a young man whose unrequited love is doomed by India's caste system.

20 Surefire Ways to Piss off a Bouncer

Thrillist | January 30, 2015 | Taste
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Bouncers and door guys do not wake in the afternoon and think of ways to ruin your night.
Jason Mannino

'Tree' by Julie Hebert Makes Its Regional Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse

Jason Mannino | January 30, 2015 | San Francisco
Tree, by Julie Hebert, currently in its regional premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse through March 7 is a play about the family ties that link human beings regardless of skin color, sexual orientation or estrangement.
Susan Danish

Want to Fight Human Trafficking? Volunteer.

Susan Danish | January 29, 2015 | Impact
Let's take as a given that an important piece of the solution to this seemingly intractable problem has to be creating awareness at the community level, where the traffickers actually make their money.
Dean Rader

Three Books of Poems You Should Have Read in 2014

Dean Rader | January 28, 2015 | San Francisco
However, my focus is not on any of these collections, but rather on three recent books by Bay Area Poets that not only deserve to be part of this larger literary conversation but are among the best books of 2014. If you missed them last year, I have good news--2015 is young.
Cara McClellan

What Tahj Blow's Police Encounter Reveals About Student Activism in the #Blacklivesmatter Movement

Cara McClellan | January 28, 2015 | Black Voices
Even for students who have overcome statistics, escaped the so-called "school-to-prison pipeline," and ascended into the most elite educational settings, the most basic messaging of this system for enforcing identity still resonates, if only through brief, but highly symbolic encounters.
Pamela Feinsilber

Sounds and SoundBox: Shaking It Up at the San Francisco Symphony

Pamela Feinsilber | January 28, 2015 | Arts
It seems safe to say that Michael Tilson Thomas -- or MTT, as he's been known since street banners announcing his appointment as music director of the San Francisco Symphony, 20 years ago, went up all over town -- had a spectacular birthday weekend recently.
Jason Mannino

Love and Art Are on Full Display in Stoppard's 'Indian Ink' at American Conservatory Theater

Jason Mannino | January 27, 2015 | San Francisco
"Rasa" is the Indian term that describes the essence of an artwork. It only occurs through a participant's uplifted experience of the art and it is flowing in full force in American Conservatory Theater's new production of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink.
Rebecca Searles

Why Snapchat Is Going to Beat Facebook at News

Rebecca Searles | January 27, 2015 | Technology
Today Snapchat announced Discover, a new feature that allows users to find "stories" from big time media outlets like National Geographic, Comedy Central, ESPN, and CNN.
Michael Bialas

With or Without Jefferson Airplane, Jorma Kaukonen Keeps Flying

Michael Bialas | January 27, 2015 | Entertainment
While the chance of all of them performing collectively again has been pooh-poohed recently, Kaukonen, who obligingly covered the subject in detail, leaves the door open for some type of formal get-together.
Oscar Raymundo

How to Get Started with E-Cigarettes

Oscar Raymundo | January 27, 2015 | San Francisco
Over the last year, vaping (or "smoking" e-cigarettes) has gone mainstream, as more former smokers turn to this alternative to the dangers of smoking real cigarettes.

22 Chefs Tell Us What They'd Eat Every Day If They Could

Thrillist | January 27, 2015 | Taste
If you could have one meal every single day for the rest of your life, where would it be from, and what would it be?
Jennifer Wolfe

The Right to Die

Jennifer Wolfe | January 27, 2015 | Politics
Why can't we offer dignity to those that know they are dying, that know that they will die in excruciating pain and will spend their last days suffering? Why can't we respect the wishes of those who want to exit gracefully, respectfully, surrounded by those they love?
Peter Greene

More Hard Charter Lessons

Peter Greene | January 27, 2015 | Education
Enrolling your child in a charter is making a bet that the school will be in business as long as you want to send your child to it. If you lose the bet, you have to know that losing was always a possibility when you made the bet in the first place.
Leo Stutzin

Football's Joys and Agonies Get a Thorough Dissection in Berkeley Rep's Dramatic X's and O's

Leo Stutzin | January 29, 2015 | San Francisco
The course of ardent love needs to involve pain, and sometimes even agony or tragedy, doesn't it? That's the formula in theater, if not always in life.
Dan Glickman

2015 Means New FDA Calorie Labeling on Menus

Dan Glickman | January 26, 2015 | Politics
Readily available calorie information is crucial for consumers to be able to make informed food choices throughout the day as they get their food from a variety of venues. Our nation is facing rising rates of obesity and chronic disease that continue to push health care spending higher.
Leo Stutzin

Stoppard's Indian Ink Returns to ACT, Visually Gorgeous but Dramatically Uneven

Leo Stutzin | January 29, 2015 | San Francisco
No one should be surprised when any theatrical canvas painted by Tom Stoppard is enormous: In Indian Ink, he outdid himself, perhaps too ambitiously.
George Heymont

Life Can Be Such a Drag!

George Heymont | January 26, 2015 | Arts
So many questions about gender identity found a place in 2014's headlines that, as the world put last year to rest and got on with the business of 2015, I couldn't help but think back to a particular week last fall.
Kate Grant

Paving the Road to Postpartum Recovery

Kate Grant | January 29, 2015 | Impact
Days after delivering a stillborn child, Umuhoza had grown terribly ill, She was running a fever, barely able to walk and incontinent. Her mother grew increasingly concerned and knew she had to get Umuhoza to a hospital, even though it was hours from their rural village in northwest Rwanda.
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