Friday, January 30, 2015

The News in Haiku: Grumpy Cat, RAWR-Food Diet, and Beer for Dogs

A special all-pets haiku series.

by Anna Pulley
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 9:24 AM

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The News in Haiku is a weekly series in which we let you know about East Bay news, culture stories, and events you may have missed each week, all told in around seventeen syllables. If you're interested in delving deeper, simply click on the title and read the full story (or bookmark it to savor later).

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Puppies, Yelp, and Raps About Cilantro
The News in Haiku: Porn, Pot, and Pshellfish


Our special all-pets-issue haiku series this week is a CATastrophe (catastropuppy? You get the idea.)

Gimme shelter! Rebecca Katz. - BERT JOHNSON
  • Bert Johnson
  • Gimme shelter! Rebecca Katz.

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The Weekender: This Weekend's Top Five Events

January 30, 31, & February 1

by Sarah Burke
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 7:00 AM

This weekend you could sit on your couch and watch that sportsball game everyone is really hyped about. Or you could see the best Taiko drummers in the world, get a book signed by Michael Chabon, or any of the other options we rounded up for you below. If you schedule your time right, you could even do them all — and still have time for the big game. 

Kodo. - TAKASHI OKAMOTO
  • Takashi Okamoto
  • Kodo.
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Drumming fulfills practical and ritual roles in cultures around the world, and it has done so throughout recorded history. Everyone can intuit the reason:  Deep percussive pulses rattle the primal instincts latent in our psyches, as if a mallet striking stretched animal hide could undo centuries of civilization’s social conditioning. Few ensembles resonate with listeners’ primordial core like Kodo, the world’s best-known practitioners of Japanese Taiko drumming. An ancient practice with roots in Japanese myth, community, and war, Taiko drumming involves the merciless bashing of massive unpitched drums with mallets, typically by chiseled, shirtless men. As you watch in the comfort of Zellerbach Hall, where Kodo is set to perform on Saturday, be mindful not to regress too far for polite society.— Sam Lefebvre
Sat., Jan. 31, 8 p.m. $28 and up. CalPerformances.org

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

You Can Get A 'Star Wars'-Themed Pubic Hair Sculpting

But here are some designs we'd rather see.

by Anna Pulley
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 1:06 PM

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A friend pointed us to a Bay Area beauty parlor that offers "Designs Down Under" — pubic hair sculpting options (for men and women!) and vajazzling — which included the Princess Leah [sic], a "crown w/ blue crystals (Bride's Special something blue)."

Not to be THAT person, but Princess LEIA never wore a crown. A more accurate pubic representation (not that we've put a lot of thought into it, HA HA) of the Star Wars royalty would be two bun-like tufts on each side, obviously. Or some kind of laser gun, in — fine — blue crystals (something blue, indeed). 

While we're on the topic, here are some other "designs down under" that we'd like to see happen:

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Three-Quarters of Americans Support Signing Professional Gay Athletes

by Anna Pulley
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted in the NFL, is still in professional limbo. - MARCUS QWERTYUS/WIKIPEDIA COMMONS
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  • Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted in the NFL, is still in professional limbo.

While we wait for professional sports teams to catch up to the year we're living in, a new study by the Public Religion Research Institute has found that a vast majority of Americans support the signing of gay and lesbian athletes.

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The Most Iconic LGBT Moments of 2014 
Super Bowl Sunday 2015 at The New Parkway


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

California Arts Council Gets an Oakland-Based Chair

by Sascha Bos
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Donn K. Harris, Executive and Artistic Director of the Oakland School for the Arts and newly appointed Chair of the California Arts Council - COURTESY OF DONN K. HARRIS
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  • Donn K. Harris, Executive and Artistic Director of the Oakland School for the Arts and newly appointed Chair of the California Arts Council
On Tuesday, the California Arts Council elected Oakland educator Donn K. Harris as Chair, replacing Wylie Aitken. Harris has served since 2007 as Director of the Oakland School for the Arts, the 750-student public charter school funded by millions of dollars raised by Jerry Brown. The school is known for its innovative program, including its award-winning School of Circus Arts.

Before joining the Oakland School for the Arts, Harris was the principal of the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco and helped to found the Academy of Arts and Sciences, also in San Francisco. Governor Brown appointed Harris to the Arts Council in January 2014, where he served as arts education chair. 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Live Review: A Funkified Tribute To Sly At The Fox

The ambition and scope of the tribute mirrored the outsized impact of Sly & the Family Stone's 1969 album

by George Schlesinger
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 10:18 AM

ALANA SILVA
  • Alana Silva
It’s not every day that 175 local musicians come to the same place, let alone unite to throw down and bring a classic album to life. On Saturday night at the Fox, the timeless Sly and the Family Stone album Stand got the down-home treatment, being recreated by a wide array of Bay Area players. Throughout the night, nine different bands tackled the iconic record, with a new band coming up for each song. The funk is very much alive and this was a showcase for the torchbearers.

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Dear @nna: A Person I Know in Real Life Found Me on OkCupid

Plus, how to deal with unwanted photos posted on Facebook.

by Anna Pulley
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 5:43 AM

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Got a digital dilemma of your own? If you have a question involving technology, the internet, or online etiquette, shoot it to Anna.Pulley@EastBayExpress.com with the subject “Dear Anna.” 

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Dear Anna,

I’m in an open relationship, and a gal recently “favorited” (or “liked’ or “starred” or whatever the OkCupid parlance is) my profile. I checked her out and recognized her as my girlfriend’s drug dealer. I’ve met her a few times, but don’t think she recognized me on the dating site. What’s the etiquette here? Do I tell her we know each other? Would that be weird? — Up in Smoke


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Friday, January 23, 2015

The Cutest Bear Attack You've Ever Seen

by Anna Pulley
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:35 PM

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Happy Friday, folks! Start your weekend early with this adorable bear attack video.

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The News in Haiku: Puppies, Yelp, and Raps About Cilantro

Because the week is long, but our attention spans are short.

by Anna Pulley
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:22 PM

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The News in Haiku is a weekly series in which we let you know about East Bay news, culture stories, and events you may have missed each week, all told in around seventeen syllables. If you're interested in delving deeper, simply click on the title and read the full story (or bookmark it to savor later).

See Also:
The News in Haiku: Porn, Pot, and Pshellfish
The News in Haiku: The A's Steal from a Teenager

If This Were a Jeopardy Question
Answer: Those who put
three pups in trash bag. Question:
What is a monster?

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Lil B Rallies After House Fire with Free Concert in Berkeley Tonight

The family of Mateo Ysmael, who alerted Lil B to the fire in their duplex, seeks donations.

by Sam Lefebvre
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:10 AM

SEBASTIAN DEMIAN
  • Sebastian Demian
As the Contra Costa Times reports, Lil B’s duplex in Concord caught fire last week. In an unparalleled act of compassion towards the basedGod, neighboring fifteen-year-old Mateo Ysmael alerted Lil B to the fire in time to ensure his safety.


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