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Music, All Shook Down Madonna Named Richest Musician on Earth; Earth More Concerned With Madonna's Breasts

Madonna Named Richest Musician on Earth; Earth More Concerned With Madonna's Breasts

In future generations, humans will look back on this time in popular culture and be confused about a multitude of things. Like the ongoing popularity of TV singing competitions, or the fact that rock musicians willingly take part in…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Partnership Made in Heaven

A Partnership Made in Heaven

Add Hiroshi Sugimoto and God to the list of great artistic collaborators, joining the ranks of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. In 2012, three years after Sugimoto photographed Mexican artist Sergio Bustamante's re-creation of…
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Music, The Coup's Boots Riley on Political Art and the Importance of Needing to Get Laid

The Coup's Boots Riley on Political Art and the Importance of Needing to Get Laid

The Coup is an anomaly in the small world of socially conscious hip-hop. This radical Oakland group, led by the activist and rapper Boots Riley, makes music that is both politically charged and fun. The Coup is dead serious about…
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Culture, Art

Wayne Thiebaud: Recovering the Classic in American Culture

The label "pop artist" was first applied to painter Wayne Thiebaud in the early 1960s, when his everyday items — cakes, pies, and gumball machines — appeared at the same time as Andy Warhol's soup cans and Coke bottles. Warhol…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Nose Knows

The Nose Knows

Remember the boys in your class with Pee Chee folders who used to draw their foes getting mutilated? Italy’s "Little Duck" (a.k.a. Laurina Paperina) taps into that childhood impulse, imbuing it with color, movement, and, occasionally, deeper sociological commentary. Paperina…
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Film, "Shit Year": Ellen Barkin Loses It, Conceptually

"Shit Year": Ellen Barkin Loses It, Conceptually

The second feature from Cam Archer stars Ellen Barkin as Colleen, a fiftyish fading star who, after making "35 films in 30 years," leaves Hollywood for a cabin in the woods and goes a little nuts. Colleen is unable to…
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Music, All Shook Down The Bob Marley Parasite and Other Weird Crap Named After Musicians

The Bob Marley Parasite and Other Weird Crap Named After Musicians

If you've walked along upper Haight recently, you'll have no doubt noticed the series of tributes to much loved musical heroes who are no longer with us, lovingly arranged around single trees. Amy Winehouse recently joined Jimi Hendrix and Janis…
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Calendar, Night&Day Gender, Bent

Gender, Bent

The monthlong series “Bros Before Hos” explores “masculinity and its discontent” via avenues such as vintage stag movies, the bonding experience between men in Finnish saunas, and the life of strongman Stanley “Stanless Steel” Pleskun. Tonight’s short-film program “Female Trouble”…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Andy Warhol's Polaroids Capture the Famous, Infamous, and Obscure

Andy Warhol's Polaroids Capture the Famous, Infamous, and Obscure

Forty rare Polaroid photographs from Andy Warhol will be on display starting Friday (Jan. 27) at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Taken between 1970 and 1987 on an Big Shot camera, the selections in "Andy Warhol:…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings June 29-July 5

Castro Theatre. The Blue Angel and The Devil Is a Woman: Von Sternberg/Dietrich double feature. Wed., June 29, 3, 5:15 & 7 p.m. $10. The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol Superstar: Written and directed by James Rasin.…
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Calendar, Night&Day What’s It All About?

What’s It All About?

Josh Kornbluth has played out his existential confusion over the years in the most public of ways. And we’re extremely lucky for that. The performer has used stage and film to provide that rare mix of humor that’s so true…
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Music, All Shook Down Thoughts on a Night with Liz Phair, Stephan Jenkins, the Velvet Underground, and Practically Every Musician in the Mission

Thoughts on a Night with Liz Phair, Stephan Jenkins, the Velvet Underground, and Practically Every Musician in the Mission

Stephan Jenkins, frontman of Third Eye Blind, is tall. This I realized last night, as I was standing next to the man inside Coda Jazz Supper Club on Mission Street, stumbling for words to introduce him to a sold-out crowd. The…
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Music, All Shook Down At SFMOMA, Donald Fisher's Art Collection Proves Surprisingly Diverse

At SFMOMA, Donald Fisher's Art Collection Proves Surprisingly Diverse

During his lifetime, Gap founder Donald Fisher was rightfully heralded as a visionary and an entrepreneur of the highest caliber - someone who turned a single store on San Francisco's outskirts into a billion-dollar operation that, under the "Gap," "Old…
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Calendar, Night&Day Queer Close-Ups

Queer Close-Ups

The slippery, sprawling smorgasbord that is Frameline34: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival offers delicacies for nearly any boy or girl. Got a taste for New York–style transvestite glamour? Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling, Andy Warhol…
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Culture, Artcap

Art Review: Various: "Furthermore"

There's a reason tourists in New York always gravitate to Times Square, and it's in the faces of the family captured so brilliantly by photographer Louis Faurer in 1948: to be awed by the bright lights and bigness of Gotham.…
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Culture, Encore

More Theater Reviews

Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews? A great performer can be his own worst enemy if he looks in the mirror too much, and in his newest show, Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews?, Josh Kornbluth gets lost in reflection.…
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Culture, Encore

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Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews? A great performer can be his own worst enemy if he looks in the mirror too much, and in his newest show, Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews?, Josh Kornbluth gets lost in reflection.…
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Culture, Stagecap

Theater Review: "Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews?" at the Jewish Theatre

A great performer can be his own worst enemy if he looks in the mirror too much, and in his newest show, Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews?, Josh Kornbluth gets lost in reflection. While technically an examination of what…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ride the Lighting

Ride the Lighting

Today you can bike around the city and listen to stories of old people — we mean historic people — having sex. That’s the idea behind the Sex Work on Wheels Tour; it has nothing to do with hand trucks.…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Tornado Never Happened

This Tornado Never Happened

In art, sometimes concept trumps the finished product. Andy Warhol’s famed first film, Sleep, for example, shows the poet John Giorno sleeping for six hours, a great idea ruined by Giorno sleeping for six hours. Photographer Sean McFarland, however, fascinates…
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