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News, Your Humble Narrator The Old Factory System: San Francisco Fills the Air with Miasmas of Past, Present, and Future

The Old Factory System: San Francisco Fills the Air with Miasmas of Past, Present, and Future

You are able to read these words thanks to four different sorts of cells within your eyes called "receptors," which convert light into electrochemical impulses. You are able to feel the paper, the keyboard, the touchpad, the dude rubbing up…
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Music, Under the Influence

Under the Influence

Barry Burns, a keyboardist and guitarist for Scotland's Mogwai, is downright jubilant. "We've been in Rotterdam, so people have been bringing me joints all day," he announces in a brogue thickened by giddiness. When asked if his smoke intake will…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World!

Things to Come San Francisco's waning international rep as an avant-garde art capital got a thousand-watt boost at the just-wrapped Rotterdam Film Festival, where Mission District media artist Eric Koziol enlivened the fest's "Exploding Cinema" offshoot. Koziol projected video culled…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

Another Day in ParadiseThe Pacific Film Archive can be a schlep for San Franciscans, to put it mildly. So one of the most heartening developments for S.F. residents in 1999 was the "importation" of the PFA's Max Ophuls series by…
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Film,

Reel World

Four in the Afternoon Everybody loves short films, yet "shorts are treated as the bastards of the film world -- there's a total hierarchy," admits S.F. filmmaker Daven Gee. "They're made out of one's own pocket, and we bear the…
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