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The Book of the IS

Why are we still talking about the anti-authoritarian old-timers who raised hilarious hell in the '80s and '90s? San Francisco needs new blood to step up to the plate and throw All Worlds Fairs and Emperor Norton Baptisms. Their Bible: The Book of the IS, by Chicken John Rinaldi (and SF Weekly contributor Benjamin Wachs). While it covers a lot of what made the old days great, it is primarily a step-by-step guide to living your life as art in the here and now. Fans of this limited edition guide are creating events today that people will remember for the rest of their lives. It was, in fact, produced as a fundraiser to save an art performance space. Successfully. Grab a copy — if you can find one.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)


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