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Dining, Fresh Eats Ramen Shop's Chris Lane on Designing Ramen-Friendly Cocktails

Ramen Shop's Chris Lane on Designing Ramen-Friendly Cocktails

When we visited Ramen Shop last year, we were impressed: This restaurant was producing some fantastic drinks straight out of the gate and without any official bar manager. Now that bartender par excellence Chris Lane, formerly of Lolinda, is at…
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Calendar, Night&Day If You Build It

If You Build It

San Francisco has seen its fair share of impressive building projects lately, and our skyline is nowhere near done. SFMOMA's new wing will completely reshape the museum's iconic Mario Botta design, rising like a futuristic iceberg behind the current structure.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist John Waters Talks About Censorship, Bad Taste, <i>The Simpsons</i>, and San Francisco

John Waters Talks About Censorship, Bad Taste, The Simpsons, and San Francisco

John Waters' reputation precedes him -- and we bet that gives him no end of glee. The Baltimore native featured the plentiful drag queen Divine in many of his early features, and he took on topics such as baby farms,…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: Skill Exchange Workshops Encourage the Hands-On

Fresh Eats: Skill Exchange Workshops Encourage the Hands-On

A series of free "skill exchange workshops" are about to resume at Pot and Pantry, a kitchen boutique in the Mission. San Francisco graphic designer Kate Koeppel and Pot and Pantry owner Donna Wageman launched the series last August with…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bore No More

Bore No More

John Baldessari helped kick the conceptual art movement into high gear in the 1960s, when he started incorporating photography and text into his paintings. Later he became fond of setting himself a task (“Throw three balls in the air to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Paradox in Portraiture

Paradox in Portraiture

Geoff Chadsey examines gay life in his portraits, especially its enigmas and fears. Unlike the fiercely graphic homoerotic scenes photographed by, say, Robert Mapplethorpe or the exaggerated clone-like men drawn by Tom of Finland, Chadsey renders people you might know…
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Calendar, Night&Day He Has Visions

He Has Visions

What happens to prodigies? Whether you find the phenomenon intriguing or tired, the extremely talented young always have a weird row to hoe. Yisrael K. Feldsott was the first undergraduate to be fast-tracked to graduate work at the California College…
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Culture, Artcap

Kris Chau: Talk Story

As a kid, Kris Chau learned to draw by pausing her cartoon videos and tracing the images on paper she placed over the TV screen. Even after formal training at California College of the Arts, her work maintains a dynamic…
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Calendar, Night&Day Linked Together

Linked Together

Last year, artist Lacey Jane Roberts blocked Clarion Alley in the Mission with a chain-link, barbed-wire-topped fence, which was pink. It was pink because she covered every single hard, unyielding surface with "crank knit" yarn, resulting in just the most…
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Craft Masters

The California College of Arts and Crafts' Institute opened "Undercurrents and Overtones," a show of contemporary abstract painting, last week at the Oliver Arts Center. By the time this exhibit is in full swing the Institute, headed by ex-Berkeley Arts…
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