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Bridge: June 18, 2019

Opening leads are considered the hardest part of the game. Nobody can find a killing lead every time. Consistently effective leads are all you can hope for. Still, general principles can guide you. Today’s North-South get to five diamonds. Suppose West looks at his sequential club holding and leads the jack. A capable declarer will […]

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Word Game: June 18, 2019

TODAY’S WORD — SPEWING (SPEWING: SPYOO-ing: Sending or forcing out as if in a stream.) Average mark 19 words Time limit 25 minutes Can you find 24 or more words in SPEWING? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — VORACIOUS various vicar virus visa visor orca ours auric carious coir curio uric sari […]

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Custody fight over Nipsey Hussle’s daughter escalates as his family pushes negligence claims against her mother

Nipsey Hussle’s family are taking no prisoners in their fight to become permanent guardians of his 10-year-old daughter Emani Asghedom by proving her mother Tanisha Foster is an unfit parent, TMZ reported Monday. After news leaked last month that Foster has a criminal record, which includes a DUI conviction and other arrests, the family is […]

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SF Bay Area Gypsy jazz band Barrio Manouche keeps drawing a buzz

With the release last June of its captivating debut album “Aires de Cambio” ( doubleOone Records), Barrio Manouche returned the national spotlight to the Bay Area’s creatively charged Gypsy jazz scene. Boasting a singular sound combining the instrumentation and signature rhythms of jazz, flamenco and 1930s Gypsy swing, the seven-piece group introduced a sound that’s […]

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Review: Musical ‘Rent’ back in SF, still stuck in the ’90s

Now revisiting San Francisco briefly on tour, “Rent” was a sensation from the beginning. A dynamic and sometimes bombastic tale of penniless young artists squatting in Manhattan’s East Village, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Bohème,” the show’s 1996 premiere off Broadway was given tragic resonance by the fact that 35-year-old creator Jonathan Larson […]

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Heavy Metal icon battles cancer: ‘It’s clearly something to be respected’

Dave Mustaine, the leader of Megadeth and the original guitarist for Metallica, announced today (June 17) that he is battling cancer. “I’ve been diagnosed with throat cancer. It’s clearly something to be respected and faced head on – but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment […]

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Despite Gwyneth Paltrow’s public embrace, Dakota Johnson couldn’t make it work with Chris Martin, reports say

Not so long ago, Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin seemed like a sure thing, as in the two were “serious” and talking marriage, according to People and other outlets. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin in 2014, the year they broke up. Perhaps most necessary when it came to Martin’s romantic future, the Coldplay singer had […]