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Re: “The Perfect Sidekick Offers a Safe Space for Lesbians — and Straight Women — to Work Out

This place is absolutely awesome! I went for the first time two weeks ago just to stop by and check out the place. My boyfriend was with me and as soon as we went in, we were both using all the workout equipment! Nathalie made it fun AND INFORMATIVE! She drew on a white board what area we were working out and what moves would help improve that section. I got to meet the yoga instructor too and she was super cool, I definitely want to try yoga next!

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Posted by Karina Briseño on 04/18/2012 at 1:52 PM

Re: “The Perfect Sidekick Offers a Safe Space for Lesbians — and Straight Women — to Work Out

This article hits the nail on the head! The Perfect Sidekick is an accepting and honest group of people who are improving their lives through community and fitness. Nathalie genuinely cares about the overall health and happiness of her members, A rarity in the (sometimes shallow) fitness industry...

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Posted by Steven Ricks on 04/18/2012 at 1:14 PM

Re: “The Perfect Sidekick Offers a Safe Space for Lesbians — and Straight Women — to Work Out

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Posted by Maricela Huerta on 04/18/2012 at 11:56 AM

Re: “The Perfect Sidekick Offers a Safe Space for Lesbians — and Straight Women — to Work Out

Such an SMART move -- It's crazy nobody had thought of it before. But Nathalie has a personality that I think no one could have brought to an LGBT gym if they tried. Congrats on having the guts to be an innovative thinking and going for it!

To The Perfect Sidekick, trainers and clients - keep up the hustle and good work!

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Posted by Maricela Huerta on 04/18/2012 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Cat-sturbating

Regarding the small paragraph at the end of the article... No, Matthew Vines is not your friend. His arguments are rather flawed. Sure, read and explore, but make sure you consider both sides of the argument, eg by reading this:…

Posted by danny smith on 04/15/2012 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Cat-sturbating

If anything the cat was probably attracted to the masturbation happening in its midst. My husband and I have to lock our cat out of the bedroom every time we have sex because she always wants in on the action. Cats are just freaky little perverts, bless their little hearts.

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Posted by Beth Terry on 04/04/2012 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Beyond the Doll's House

Making a living as an artist is a challenge. I'm a composer, whose had NEA funding. However, that is no guarantee that commissions will keep coming in .
Most recently, I've opened a piano studio in the Oakland/San Leandro area ( I also run Opera Cultura in the South Bay.
Teaching and being an artistic entrepreneur are key to survival. Keep fighting the good fight. My best, Hector Armienta - Opera Cultura

Posted by Hector Armienta on 03/27/2012 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Beyond the Doll's House

Rachel, I love this and plan to throw out some of these undeniable facts to our 3Girls Playwrights Forum next monday March 26th) at the Thick House. Thanks (or maybe you'd like to come and put another two cents in?

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Posted by Lee Brady on 03/22/2012 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Solving Equations, Solving Crimes with Camille Minichino

Is this the same Camille Minichino who used to teach at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda?

If so, ask her to contact Dave Givens at Thank you and

Best Regards

Posted by David Givens on 03/22/2012 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Napoleon's Epic Premiere

For those who arrange weekend marathons to watch all of Star Wars, the Godfather, Dexter, or The Wire, five and half hours is nothing. The fifteen-hour production (over four nights) of Wagner's Ring Cycle was an unforgettable event in my life. Some things can be so worth the time, so there's no way I'm missing Gance's Napoleon! Thanks for the alert, Ms. Harwood!

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Posted by don menn on 03/21/2012 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Worlds Collide in Thomas Christensen's '1616'

Great review! I'm definitely adding this to my reading list. I love stories that tie together parallel timelines and I look forward to seeing how the photography and prose work together.

Posted by Imani Lea Brown on 03/21/2012 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Femikaze on Mars

I have seen Femikaze live before, and it was a fantastic show! I find myself trying to explain the sketches to other people, and I can never do them justice. If you crave comedy that is as witty as it is silly, check these very funny women out.

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Posted by Ruthie O on 03/13/2012 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Molière in Modern Medicine

Oh no, I think we ran a correction, too. Thanks, Hurwitt.

Posted by Rachel Swan on 03/01/2012 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Molière in Modern Medicine

No, you were right: Shotgun did produce it in 2004, and Berkeley Rep also staged it in 2006. Lisa Drostova reviewed both of those productions in the East Bay Express.

Posted by Sam Johansen Hurwitt on 03/01/2012 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Molière in Modern Medicine

Ah, thank you. My gaffe. Will fix.

Posted by Rachel Swan on 02/24/2012 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Molière in Modern Medicine

Shotgun didn't do The Miser, Berkeley Rep did in the 05/06 season. With Epps.

Posted by chris gilbert on 02/24/2012 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Mesmerizingly Mesmeric Revelation

Mr Henne is quoted in the E Bay Express, "... Imagine that three hundred years ago someone was saying, 'There's this invisible substance called electricity that pulses through all of us' -- it sounds ridiculous today, but at the time it wasn't inconceivable."
It is NOT ridiculous today. Mr Henne, are you aware of the electron transfer that occurs in the electron transport chain in all the mitochondria of all the cells on earth? It's the same phenomenon that is going on in ALL of the doped silicon chips on earth -- electrons are going to ground from their on/off voltage(s). In the mitochondria, with the electronic impulses "going through all of us", the electrons don't really go to "ground" they go to .... Oxygen! Really! Seriously, they do. The oxygen you breathe, the very same oxygen discovered and elucidated by Antoine Lavoisier, is introduced to two electrons per oxygen atom and then attracts two hydrogen nuclei (aka protons) and thus each oxygen atom becomes a molecule of water! Breath becomes piss. That's biology. That's what's "pulsing through all of us."

Go ahead and look up "electron transfer" in Wikipedia, or in a biochemistry textbook or a biology textbook. It will say what I've just said, about how it's a process that occurs in ALL cells -- plants, animals, yeast, you name it -- and then goes on to say that all this electron transfer is so the cells can have a supply of ATP.

If you're interested, I can tell you the rest of the story, about how ol' Mesmer might've been onto something; and you should NEVER underestimate the Kuhnian recalcitrance of the biomedical establishment.

Posted by Richard Katz on 02/19/2012 at 8:48 AM

Re: “The Book That Dare Not Speak Its Name

A correction: The reading on Thursday, Feb. 16, is not at Books Inc. It's at The GLBT History Museum at 4127 18th St. in San Francisco's Castro District. More information:

Posted by Gerard Koskovich on 02/15/2012 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Traces and Trajectories at Vessel Gallery

Check out this time lapse video of Liu's installation being erected at Vessel Gallery, Oakland:…

Vessel Gallery, 471 25th ST., Oakland, CA 510 893 8800

Posted by vessel on 02/01/2012 at 8:47 AM

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