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My Preview of Litquake’s Cabaret Bastille for SF Weekly

Historic queer icon, art world catalyst, and Bay Area native Gertrude Stein is enjoying posthumous adulation for her role in modern art history. SFMOMA’s current exhibit showcases her (and her family’s) game-changing art collection in “The Steins Collect,” and the … Continue reading

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My chat with author Wendy Lesser on Shostakovich, SF Weekly

No foreign sky protected me, No stranger’s wing shielded my face. I stand as witness to the common lot, Survivor of that time, that place. — Anna Akhmatova, 1961 How does an artist work in the context of an oppressive … Continue reading

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