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Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoBartender Christian Clark of Big made this drink

Big is conjuring up customized cocktails

This is cocktail heaven — a place where there is no menu,…

Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner file photoBartender Christian Clark of Big made this drink
Getty ImagesKanye West loves to rant through song

Kanye’s latest rant, musical tribute to Kim Kardashian

When Kanye West rants about being a celebrity and dealing with the…

Getty ImagesKanye West loves to rant through song

Kastle takes high road to house

  Unabashedly intellectual San Francisco producer Kastle hears a huge “Boom!” from…

Getty ImagesParis Hilton to become a working stiff?

Paris Hilton turns back on fame, goes into hotel biz

It’s one thing to complain about all that darn attention, but the…

Getty ImagesParis Hilton to become a working stiff?
Getty ImagesAre they still mighty and morphin?

Power Rangers reunion not going well

That Power Rangers reunion that everyone has been clamoring for (right?) is…

Getty ImagesAre they still mighty and morphin?
Courtesy PhotoThe Vitiano Rosato Umbria offers summer refreshment with a blend of sauvignon

Rosé prices swelling, but bargains remain

Like flowers, rosé wines are starting to bloom. Yes, it is the…

Courtesy PhotoThe Vitiano Rosato Umbria offers summer refreshment with a blend of sauvignon
Courtesy PhotoSarah Polley

Sarah Polley turns her family situation into a documentary

Fresh from the San Francisco International Film Festival, Sarah Polley’s third film…

Courtesy PhotoSarah Polley
Anna Latino/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe oysters at Hard Water – Charles Phan’s latest venture

Whiskey goes down better than food at Hard Water

At Hard Water, Charles Phan’s whiskey bar on The Embarcadero, the whiskeys…

Anna Latino/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe oysters at Hard Water – Charles Phan’s latest venture
Courtesy PhotoBelinda Sullivan

‘Merry Wives’ a raucous time

Director Becky Kemper based her version of Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of…

Courtesy PhotoBelinda Sullivan
Courtesy Janos GerebenCindy Shih’s watercolor “Selfishness

Asian-American artists fighting stereotypes

In one corner is Cindy Shih’s Bill O’Reilly-inspired, impish watercolor. In the…

Courtesy Janos GerebenCindy Shih’s watercolor “Selfishness
Courtesy PhotoSinger Daryl Hall

Hall lends voice to Lyme foundation benefit in Portola Valley

For Daryl Hall and millions of others, living with Lyme disease is…

Courtesy PhotoSinger Daryl Hall
Getty ImagesNo one's interested in Melissa Joan Hart's movie

Melissa Joan Hart falls well short of Kickstarter goal for movie

In a good example of life imitating art, no one wants to…

Getty ImagesNo one's interested in Melissa Joan Hart's movie
Getty ImagesO.J. wants out of the clink

O.J. Simpson blames lawyer for ending up in prison

O.J. Simpson appeared in court Wednesday to make a case for overturning…

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Courtesy PhotoSmuin Ballet’s Terez Dean

Smuin Ballet’s ‘Bouquet’ a feast for the senses

Six years after Michael Smuin’s death, Smuin Ballet continues to carry his…

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Courtesy PhotoR&B song stylist Janelle Monae appears with the San Francisco Symphony in a special gala concert.

Stylish chanteuse Monáe visiting symphony

Cutting-edge neo-soul stylist Janelle Monáe, who dreamed of having an entire orchestra…

Courtesy PhotoR&B song stylist Janelle Monae appears with the San Francisco Symphony in a special gala concert.
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Two Charlie Sheen ex-wives in custody battle

Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife Brooke Mueller is rehabbing at the Betty Ford Center right now, but her…

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Courtesy PhotoAmerican Conservatory Theater presents National Theatre of Scotland’s touring production of “Black Watch

‘Black Watch’ is heart-stopping

Sometimes, in transforming tragic events into art, a terrible beauty emerges. Such…

Courtesy PhotoAmerican Conservatory Theater presents National Theatre of Scotland’s touring production of “Black Watch
Getty ImagesIs Blue Ivy going to be a big sister?

Beyoncé pregnancy rumors swirling

Rumors that Beyoncé is pregnant began to surface again last week, but…

Getty ImagesIs Blue Ivy going to be a big sister?
Getty ImagesJustin Bieber says he isn't a burglar

Justin Bieber insists he’s not responsible for concert venue robbery

Just when you thought you had heard the last bizarre Justin Bieber…

Getty ImagesJustin Bieber says he isn't a burglar
Courtesy PhotoFolk singer Laura Marling created her  new recording

Laura Marling is taking flight in more ways than one

Listeners don’t need to know the narrative behind her new fourth effort,…

Courtesy PhotoFolk singer Laura Marling created her  new recording