When the ancient Polynesians invented surfing, they often used a paddle to help them navigate. Fast-forward a few millennia, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP, finds itself trendy again. Part of its increasing popularity is that standing upright allows surfers to spot waves more easily and thus catch more of them, multiplying the fun factor. Paddling back to the wave becomes less of a strain as well. The ability to cruise along on flat inland water, surveying the sights, is another advantage. Finally, its a good core workout. If youre sold on the idea, schedule an intro SUP lesson, free with board and paddle rental, and you may find yourself riding the waves like a Polynesian king.More
In the past 30 years, light artists have reimagined an art form that has always had the ability to turn the night sky, or a simple window, into luminescence. Last fall, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts turned its southern glass wall into a parade of sound-sensing lights, Lightswarm, that changes with the movements of nearby people and things. Future Cities Lab, the San Francisco design company behind Lightswarm, has originated another notable light sculpture. Located by the YBCA's steps at 701 Mission, Murmur Wall will light up in arresting ways as it incorporates local trending search engine results and social media postings. Onlookers can offer their own contributions, which will feed into the Murmur Wall's data stream and light up the sculpture. What's trending in San Francisco? If you're walking by the YBCA, you can see firsthand — at least through light patterns that reflect the city's volatile internet habits.
Murmur Wall debuts Thursday at 6 p.m. and continues through May 31, 2017, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F. Free; 415-978-2700 or ybca.org. More
Hello new friends! This is my first Week in Vegan, and I'm very excited. I know we will all miss Laura Beck (especially me! She's been neglecting me because of her new job! And I'm not saying it reminds me of my dad, but let's just say it reminds me of my dad). Still, I will try to fill the void! Let's get this party started.
Iowa has really done it this time! Gov. Terry Branstad actually signed an ag-gag bill into law. Way to go, jerk! The law is a little different than the team ag-gag was hoping. Animal rights organizations can distribute undercover videos, but actually lying to get a job on a factory farm in order to film farm conditions will be a crime. It's great to see them taking an ethical stand! Forget grinding up live chicks and violently castrating screaming piglets: Iowa hates liars. Maybe people shouldn't have to lie in order to film factory farms, eh? Open the factory doors!
In world news, VEGAN DEVILED EGGS! I used to love deviled eggs, so I'm pretty pumped for these. Except they seem like a lot of work, and if there's one thing I hate, it's a lot of work. Make them for me?
Guess what, guess what! Yummy veggie restaurant Source is having its first anniversary party tonight! Not only will there be a specially priced vegan platter all weekend, but mention this Vegansaurus post and you'll get an additional 10 percent off your meal tonight! That's my kind of party: cheap and vegan. And word on the street (and on the menu) is there will be strawberry truffles for dessert! Come at me, bro!
Amazing website The Hairpin is crushing it with their summary of every comment section on anything ever written about PETA. From "Clearly you have not read The Sexual Politics of Meat. Here are four paragraphs from it," to "Bacon is yum. I eat bacon whenever I see a vegetarian post on a message board. Sometimes I make myself throw up so I can eat the bacon twice," it's really just perfect.
If you weren't able to make it to New York for the 2012 Vegetarian Food Festival last weekend, never fear! Here is a video showing you all the yummy vegan food and products you missed! There's also a giant dancing monkey and some rescue beagles:
Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'.
Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"