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Culture, Art BOSF 2012: How to Be a TV Dance Star

BOSF 2012: How to Be a TV Dance Star

The '50s had American Bandstand, the '70s and '80s Soul Train, and the '90s had the insufferable crotch shots of MTV's The Grind. Here in the Bay Area, from the '80s through the '90s, we kicked it on the special…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sister Spit Covers Sex, Sondheim, <i>Valencia</i> on Film, and Angry Monkeys from New Jersey

Sister Spit Covers Sex, Sondheim, Valencia on Film, and Angry Monkeys from New Jersey

"I've been thinking a lot about Adrienne Rich," began the legendary queer author Dorothy Allison. The crowd was hushed, the silence nurturing reverence. "I've been thinking about the stories we all share." Allison's Southern cadence rolled off her tongue as…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Pop-Up Art Fun: The Traveling Mobile Arts Platform Hits SOMArts This Sunday

Pop-Up Art Fun: The Traveling Mobile Arts Platform Hits SOMArts This Sunday

When art comes into a public space, it's got to be accessible, right? And if its creators hope to invigorate a community, the experience has to operate at multiple scales, from the intimate to the universal. All this is understood…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Miranda July: A Beginner's Guide to the Artist, Writer, Filmmaker, and <em>The Future</em>

Miranda July: A Beginner's Guide to the Artist, Writer, Filmmaker, and The Future

This Thursday at SFMOMA, Miranda July will introduce her second feature-length film, The Future, a highly anticipated "antiromance" about a couple contemplating cat adoption and all its looming responsibility. This seemingly simple decision comes to seem terrifying, inspiring them to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sarah Palin, Accidental Poet: A Triumph from San Francisco's Byliner

Sarah Palin, Accidental Poet: A Triumph from San Francisco's Byliner

Anticipation has built since Byliner debuted in April with Jon Krakauer's "Three Cups of Deceit," an investigative piece on Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greg Mortenson's fabricated humanitarian efforts. The San Francisco-based publisher launched its full website just last month, going…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Naked Girls Reading: Lady Monster and Friends Show How to Feel Words With Your Body

Naked Girls Reading: Lady Monster and Friends Show How to Feel Words With Your Body

In a city abundant with literary events, one must wonder: how do you keep an audience listening with rapt attention? You'd suppose disrobing would detract, would draw eyes below the collarbone, which for brief moments, it did, but Sunday night's…
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Music, All Shook Down Steve Albini on Mario Batali, Ham, Slider-Lust, Olive Oil, and Why Cooking Isn't at All Like Engineering a Record (Except Maybe It Is)

Steve Albini on Mario Batali, Ham, Slider-Lust, Olive Oil, and Why Cooking Isn't at All Like Engineering a Record (Except Maybe It Is)

Legendary audio engineer (don't call him a producer) and Shellac frontman Steve Albini eschews name-brand technology in the studio, despises digital. He's analog; this is common knowledge, championing the visceral over the virtual. As a stalwart traditionalist, he's as uncompromising…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: CocoRosie at the Regency Ballroom

Last Night: CocoRosie at the Regency Ballroom

CocoRosie Cibelle @ The Regency Ballroom June 29, 2010 Better than or equal to: Lisa Frank on steroids You could spot the freak-folk believers from afar: in their pink tights, Navajo vests, and single-eared feather earrings, each teal plume…
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Music, All Shook Down Holy Fuck's Noisy Jams Incite a Tuesday Night Frenzy

Holy Fuck's Noisy Jams Incite a Tuesday Night Frenzy

Holy Fuck Nice Nice @ The Independent June 8, 2010 Better than: The halcyon moment when your ears stop ringing. Stalking them on UStream for live sound checks and lurking on Chatroulette for chance encounters and album leaks may be what Holy…
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Music, All Shook Down

Video of the Day: Grand Lake's "Spark"

Shot at Twin Peaks and Lake Temescal, Grand Lake's new video for "Spark" is a perfect, shimmering visualization of the song's melodic twinkles and twangs. The video uses split screen to divide up the same scene in four shaky,…
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Music, All Shook Down A Waking Life Take on "Ain't No Grave"

A Waking Life Take on "Ain't No Grave"

I love the rotoscope. When I first saw Ralph Bakshi's Wizards, the fluid movements of the animated characters were simultaneously disquieting yet thrilling. I was even a sucker for a-ha's "Take On Me" video, and I will watch anything Richard…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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