Category Archives: EVENTS

A Seashell Temple, A Glowflower Tree, and More Art Adventures at Burning Man, for Hyperallergic

The playa is never silent; you adapt quickly to the spectrum of ceaseless noise, ranging from a low, distant hum with a faint pulse to a din with a beat that shakes the ground under you. The sounds of EDM, … Continue reading

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Strange Developments: Alternative Process Photography in the Bay Area, a panel discussion

If you can stand the sound of my speaking voice, which I cannot, here is a panel discussion I recently did with the amazing photographers Chris McCaw, John Chiara, and Niniane Kelley at SF Camerawork. This was the first (wildly successful, … Continue reading

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Photos from the San Francisco Modernism Show, SF Weekly

A few times a year, a massive expo is held at the Concourse Exhibition Center, where you can get a hands-on, visually exhausting crash course in the near-past’s fabulousness. Last weekend saw the SF Modernism Show, a twice-yearly event featuring … Continue reading

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My feet hurt so good after the Black and White Ball. SF Weekly

I previewed the great San Francisco fête here: If it’s June and after dark, and you see women tottering around Civic Center in gowns with color palettes from silent films and their dates’ tuxedo jackets on their shoulders, you’ve probably wandered … Continue reading

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Robert Reich spoke with City Arts and Lectures

It was hard to gauge whether anyone who attended Robert Reich’s City Arts and Lectures talk at the Herbst actually learned anything from it, or had hoped to. Given the city, and the politics of the speaker, and the audible … Continue reading

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“Love, Anxiety, Happiness, and Everything Else” at RayKo Gallery

No, there is not a new photography exhibit based on the results of my Ok Cupid personality test. “Love, Anxiety, Happiness, and Everything Else” is the appropriately-broad title of a show comprising the work of 50 contemporary photographers, the finalists … Continue reading

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Take Me Back, Please: The Art Deco Preservation Ball, SF Weekly

I could go on about what great clothing people wore to the Art Deco Society of California‘s Art Deco Preservation Ball on Saturday night, or what an appropriate venue the glitzy and historic Bimbo’s 365 Club is for any vintage-themed event, or how … Continue reading

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“Without Further Ado, Pop-Up is Live!” for SF Weekly

Can you envision a “live magazine?” How about an event that combines the best parts of your favorite magazine, like great writing, unusual and illuminating topics, and beautiful, challenging images, with the spontaneity, ephemerality, and added sensory elements such as … Continue reading

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I’m going to Pop-Up Magazine on Wednesday. Are you?

I’ve never been to Pop-Up Mag because my internet connection isn’t fast enough for me to buy tickets in the first nano-second after they go on sale, and then it’s too late. My understanding of what Pop-Up Mag actually is … Continue reading

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Theatre of the Oppressed: a Workshop

“Theatre is a language through which human beings can engage in active dialogue on what is important to them. It allows individuals to create a safe space that they may inhabit in groups and use to explore the interactions which … Continue reading

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