Arts & Culture

1:39pm

Mon January 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Will Durst's top ten comedic news stories of 2011

WILL DURST: Hey guys, Will Durst here with my 8th annual top ten comedic news stories of the year.  Now please be warned this list is not to be confused with the top ten legitimate news storiesof the year... no no no. They are as different as three bean chili and paisley bow ties. Like strip-mining slag heaps and little rubber duckies, wide haired dwarf goats and plastic dinnerware.  Now these are the events from the year of our Lord 2011 that most lent themselves to mocking and scoffing and taunting, in ample amounts.

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1:03pm

Mon January 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Hooks

courtesy of www.myspace.com/thehooks

The music you’re hearing is by The Hooks. They live in San Francisco now, having moved from Sligo, Ireland. You can hear their more melodic form of punk, along with their untraditional versions of Irish traditional music on Saturday (01.07) at Bottom of the Hill in The City. Music starts about 9pm.

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11:19am

Mon January 2, 2012
STORYCORPS

StoryCorps: Remembering Grandma's peculiar comfort food

Joyce Lin-Conrad and Geoff Palla

We all remember quirky family recipes, but we don’t always appreciate that home-cooking until we’ve actually left home. Joyce Lin-Conrad sat down with friend and co-worker Geoff Palla to talk about how her heritage influenced her interest in food, which eventually led them both to teach at the Edible Schoolyard.

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3:52pm

Mon December 26, 2011
Arts & Culture

Urban Tribes: The family of the future?

Ethan Watters is the author of “Urban Tribes: A Generation Redefines Friendship, Family, and Commitment”

Recently, KALW’s Jon Atkinson headed out to Dolores Park to ask the resident young adults there about marriage. He mostly heard the words “outdated,” and “unnecessary” (save for the words of one hopeful park-goer). And those who follow marriage trends wouldn’t be surprised. People like local author Ethan Watters says young people are consciously prolonging the time between graduating from college and starting a family. In the meantime, they form networks of support that sustain them: groups of friends, neighbors, acquaintances, co-workers, and classmates who form a kind of family.

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1:52pm

Mon December 26, 2011
Arts & Culture

Sights and Sounds of Central Market: Piper’s Jewelers

Al Choi manages Piper’s Jewelers on Market Street.
Photo courtesy of the SF Arts Commission

Over the past few months, we’ve been taking you back to San Francisco’s Mid-Market – all the way back to when this busy stretch of street was a hub of activity and entertainment. We started in the ‘20s at the Warfield Theater, and then turned back the clock on Hibernia Bank to the late nineteenth century.

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