Category Archives: ART

South Africa in Apartheid and After at SFMOMA, Art Practical

“More and more he is convinced that English is an unfit medium for the truth of South Africa.”—J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace. South Africa in Apartheid and After, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is a photographic investigation of the troubled … Continue reading

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It Can’t Happen Here: Sexual Harassment in the Theatre, Theatre Bay Area Magazine

“We have a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment, and we have never had any complaints.” This is what I heard from the representatives of every Bay Area theatre company I asked (the ones who responded to my query, that is) … Continue reading

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My Play from the SF Olympians Festival

Ok, so a short play I wrote (that is, the first play–in fact, the first piece of fiction/adaptation I’ve ever attempted) was read last night as part of the SF Olympians Festival, a thirteen-day series of staged readings of original … Continue reading

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“Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance” at the De Young, Art Practical

A museum may not be the ideal venue to showcase a performative art such as dance, which only exists in the living bodies of its practitioners. So it makes sense that the de Young Museum, in collaboration with France’s Centre … Continue reading

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“Desert Jewels” and “Anima and Tuareg” at the Museum of the African Diaspora

The Museum of the African Diaspora is hosting two small but excellent shows this month. “Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermès Collection” features tribal jewelry and nineteenth-century photographs from an era when  advancements in photographic … Continue reading

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The San Francisco Voice Center

I recently sat down with Lisa Wentz, founder of the San Francisco Voice Center and coach for public speaking and accent reduction to discuss her work. Lisa is trained in the theatre and studied in San Francisco and at London’s Central School … Continue reading

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I performed at the Opening of Opulent Temple at Burning Man 2012

I don’t only write about art; sometimes I make it. Burning Man is an incredible experience, and one that I will write about more at length when I come down from it. One of the things that is astonishing about … Continue reading

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I interviewed Ira Glass for SF Weekly

Ira Glass, best known and adored as the creator and distinctive voice behind This American Life, is expanding his oeuvre. The long-running radio series now has six movies in production. The first is Sleepwalk with Me, based on comedian Mike Birbiglia’s autobiographical … Continue reading

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My “Best of 2012” arts round-up, Art Practical

As futile as it is to try to sum up the best arts events a cosmopolitan city like San Francisco offered in a year, especially with a mere 1200 word-count, I gave it a try for Art Practical. I settled … Continue reading

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I visited the foundry with bronze artist Randy Colosky. SF Weekly.

The balance between function and concept is rarely straightforward in the work of Bay Area artist Randy Colosky. He’ll take the process of bronze manufacturing, usually concealed as the “behind the scenes” element left invisible and unsung in the finished … Continue reading

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