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News, The Snitch City Data Shows Academy of Art University is Operating Most of its Buildings Illegally

City Data Shows Academy of Art University is Operating Most of its Buildings Illegally

As SocketSite reports, 75 percent of AAU’s (more than) 40 properties are operating without the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist AAU Student Carly McCarthy's <i>Good Grief</i> Gets the Smithsonian's Attention

AAU Student Carly McCarthy's Good Grief Gets the Smithsonian's Attention

Carly McCarthy’s cinegraphic world is inspired by things that on the surface, don’t appear to fit together: painful snippets of poetry, prismatic images from expired disposable cameras, city streets seen from a skateboard’s vantage point, the amplified thump of…
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News, The Snitch Academy of Art: Read City Attorney Letter Blasting Planning Department, University

Academy of Art: Read City Attorney Letter Blasting Planning Department, University

Last week, the Chronicle's John Cote got his hands on a confidential memo sent from City Attorney Dennis Herrera to Planning Director John Rahaim -- a literal "Dear John" letter. In it, Herrera excoriates Rahaim for "your decision to forego…
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News, The Snitch State Cuts Cal Grant Funding for Many For-Profit Schools

State Cuts Cal Grant Funding for Many For-Profit Schools

It took a destructive recession and a budget deficit even MC Hammer finds ridiculous, but California has slowed down the flow of tax-payer money to for-profit colleges. Yesterday, the California Student Aid Commission announced a sharp decrease in the number…
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News, Sucka Free City

City policy lets Academy of Art do as it pleases

The city recently started talking tough regarding the ever-expanding real-estate acquisitions of Academy of Art University, hinting at a lawsuit over its serial violations of planning and building codes. And yet a nominal planning department policy appears to have allowed…
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Calendar, Night&Day Lying in the Scrap Heap, Staring at the Stars

Lying in the Scrap Heap, Staring at the Stars

Spring: Sex drives briefly rise from the grave, the sound of hysterical citizens on temporary leave from seasonal affective disorder fills the air, and youthful designers fuse scraps of damaged garments together to raise money for the less sheltered. Discarded…
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Music, All Shook Down SF Weekly: Newsom To Save Black Theater

SF Weekly: Newsom To Save Black Theater

"... while it's easy to see the Academy of Art as the bad guy in all of this, the Lorraine Hansberry's management might also be partly to blame for the mess. ..." By Chloe Veltman…
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