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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Keith Haring's Permanent San Francisco Art Work

Tourism for Locals: Keith Haring's Permanent San Francisco Art Work

San Francisco has hosted some of the world's greatest and most provocative masterpieces. Currently, the de Young museum is hosting a temporary retrospective collection of one these artist's works: Keith Haring. Now in its final weeks, the collection of more…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Art Awareness: AIDS Epidemic Posters on Display and in New Book

Art Awareness: AIDS Epidemic Posters on Display and in New Book

Its been more than 30 years since the first cases of HIV and AIDS were diagnosed and reported and in that time, public awareness has increased and so has the possibility of a cure. The stigma attached to individuals diagnosed…
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Culture, Art Know Your Street Art: "Queer Street Art" in the Mission

Know Your Street Art: "Queer Street Art" in the Mission

Painted on the outside wall of an apartment building in the Mission overlooking Brick and Mortar Music Hall, the four men — naked and overweight, armpits and fat-folds on full display — are dancing the dance of their lives. Pedestrians…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Bad Smell

Video of the Day: Bad Smell

Remember the boys in your class who used to draw their foes getting mutilated all over their Pee Chee folders? Italy's "Little Duck," aka Laurina Paperina, taps into that childhood impulse, imbuing it with color, movement, and occasionally, deeper sociological…
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Culture, Art "Matter + Spirit": Stephen De Staebler's Angels Don't Fly

"Matter + Spirit": Stephen De Staebler's Angels Don't Fly

From the dark and mangled Stephen De Staebler sculpture that stands at attention near 251 Third St., just 20 seconds of walking will bring you to the Keith Haring dancers on the opposite corner of Howard Street. Haring's work lifts…
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News, Feature A Movement Defaced: Queer Street Art Fights for Legitimacy

A Movement Defaced: Queer Street Art Fights for Legitimacy

Cover photo by Michael Cuffe/Warholian. Inside his art studio in San Francisco's Bayview District, Jeremy Novy surrounds himself with the stencilwork that has burnished his reputation as a street artist of note. Of course, the koi are there. Even…
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Calendar, Night&Day So Def

So Def

Renaissance man Radio Active is a beatboxer for Michael Franti and Spearhead, but don't think you know all about him just because of that. He's also a painter, and his aesthetic is far from, though not antagonistic towards, anything tie-dyed.…
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Dave Warnke: "In Pursuit of Happiness"

Dave Warnke's sticker and poster art decorates newspaper boxes, light poles, and BART stations all over the Bay Area. It's art for everyday eyeballs. A Warnke gallery show turns the gaze back on us. His paintings feature a population explosion…
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News, Night Crawler Night Crawler

Night Crawler

Dog CrazeIn a rare convergence of nature and desire, the lingering November fog recedes long enough to make brunch near the zoo a seductive, rather than required, engagement; not that rain or fog could forestall today's dining party. One by…
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Night + Day

Wednesday February 3 Critical Condition Sickness creeps through Denis Johnson's story collection Jesus' Son like a stealthy burglar, stripping characters of their wits and well-being. Narrated by a man whose life has been wracked by chemical dependencies, the stories unfold…
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Night + Day

Wednesday May 27 Speed Kills Traveler is artist Lewis deSoto's variation on a theme in the group show "Dromology: Ecstasies of Speed": a baby crib containing a toy truck activated by movement sensors that cause the truck to careen crazily…
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Night + Day

Wednesday May 6 The Way We Were An adulterous affair comes back to haunt its participants in David Hare's Skylight, which closes out Berkeley Rep's 30th-anniversary season. Like Mike Leigh and other contemporary British playwrights, Hare invokes Britain's class consciousness…
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