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Tuesday September 04, 2007

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Cajun, Zydeco Band Returns for Another Stroll

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday September 04, 2007

At the top of the hill for the Solano Stroll, C.Z. and the Bon Vivants will be pumping out Zydeco and Cajun music for listening and dancing. It’s the third time the popular group will do the Stroll, and as fiddler Catherine Matovich said, “It’s been more fun every time—and nicer up there at the top. People can dance, then go into Andronico’s for something to drink, to keep from passing out!” -more-


‘The Shadow Box’ at Masquers Playhouse in Pt. Richmond

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday September 04, 2007

The only way to beat this thing ... is to leave nothing behind, nothing unsaid, nothing undone—use it all up! (But I’m scared to death!)” -more-


Wild Neighbors: Reptilian Diet Secrets: Starving Snakes for Science

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday September 04, 2007

Although you wouldn’t expect a book about metabolic ecology to be a page-turner, I found John Whitfield’s recent In the Beat of a Heart: Life, Energy, and the Unity of Nature engrossing. Whitfield, a British science journalist, explains how metabolism relates to size, volume, and surface area. Along the way, he looks at why bats outlive mice, whether humans are allotted a fixed number of heartbeats in their lifetime (astronaut Neil Armstrong said that if that was true, he was damned if he was going to waste any of his jogging), and the tragic fate of Tusko the elephant. -more-


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Tuesday September 04, 2007

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Friday August 31, 2007

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The Theater: ‘Viaticum: The Carnal Table’ — A Theatrical Feast

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday August 31, 2007

I’m dying! Bring in the gravediggers. Let the mourners come.” On a set out of a Gothic fairytale (designed by Kim A. Tolman)—a crypt with a crazy rose window above, a hovering eye and the Mona Lisa with her face half covered by a hand as she gazes out over the audience, a chessboard below as flooring—Saul Strange (David Usner, himself a skydiver) writhes on his seeming deathbed, rigged with parachute lines, in an upbeat final agony, attended by his family with painted faces (and occasionally a fantastic creature, a kind of celestial butoh drag queen, played by Kinji Hayashi). -more-


Action and Exuberance on Display at SFMOMA

By Justin DeFreitas
Monday April 26, 2010 - 02:09:00 PM

Time is running out to see a superb and fascinating photography exhibit at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. “Think While You Shoot!” a career-spanning retrospective of the tremendously varied body of work by Hungarian-born photographer Martin Munkacsi, runs through Sept. 16. -more-


Open House in Focus: Elmwood Townhouse in Cluster on View This Sunday

By Steven Finacom
Friday August 31, 2007

The address 2411-31 Russell St. in southeast Berkeley is a small cluster of mid-century townhouses on the edge of a fashionable neighborhood where stately brown shingle and period revival houses claim most of the curb appeal and attention. -more-


Garden Variety: More Container Planting: Material Differences

By Ron Sullivan
Friday August 31, 2007

Containers for planting are limited only by your imagination—and a few realities, what plants need. -more-


About the House: Time to Consider an On-Demand Water Heater

By Matt Cantor
Friday August 31, 2007

The Europeans have had it all over us for some decades when it comes to energy efficiency. This might have something to do with a political attitude toward wasting energy or sheer economy. In any event, our European brothers and sisters are more inclined to pinch a BTU (that a British Thermal Unit for those of you new to the energy game). -more-


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Friday August 31, 2007

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