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Calendar, Night&Day visions on the edge

visions on the edge

Charles Gatewood has spent a lifetime photographing the edges of his surroundings. Instead of Bob Dylan on stage in all his glory in the 1960s, Gatewood captured Dylan sitting down with a cigarette. Instead of Wall Street big-wigs showing…
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Culture, Art Charles Gatewood, "Greatest Hits": Still-Challenging Work of S.F. Legend

Charles Gatewood, "Greatest Hits": Still-Challenging Work of S.F. Legend

Hardcore fans of Charles Gatewood's photos will be perplexed by his newest exhibition. Where are the images of tattooed penises, pierced labia, bloody breasts, and muff shots? Where's Gatewood's famous snapshot of a dead fetus — the one that shows…
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Calendar, Night&Day I'm Bad, I'm Bad, You Know It

I'm Bad, I'm Bad, You Know It

Bad behavior is a fine theme for any magazine. Most glossies would perform shamefully under it, though, insinuating predictably that for men, bad behavior starts and stops at anal sex with women, and that for women, fake lesbianism is the…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Structured Cinema

Structured Cinema

WED-THURS 11/16-17 Single shots, the building blocks of film, mass into palaces or collapse into rubble depending on the mortaring skills of the filmmaker/ architect. San Francisco's Jay Rosenblatt practices the homelier art of collage, in which he assembles bricks…
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Culture, Books What Is Normal?

What Is Normal?

The kinky photographer is in the kitchen washing the breakfast dishes when I arrive. (He'd made a smoothie, because his nutritionist had told him to eat more fruits and vegetables.) Charles Gatewood is wearing what looks like a yoga outfit…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Soul Powered

Soul Powered

FRI-SUN 5/9-11 Like Madonna and Cher, hip hop diva Micaya is known by one name and a sass-and-steel reputation. Hundreds of local dancers have trained with her or performed in the music videos, club gigs, and evening-length shows she's produced…
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News, Night Crawler The Slime of Their Lives

The Slime of Their Lives

In the early 1990s, there was a very nervous little man, with eyeglasses and a baby-bald head, who used to troll South of Market nightclubs armed with a suitcase of pies and a somewhat tentative request. "Excuse me," he'd murmur,…
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News, Feature

For the Curious and Curiouser

True Blood-related events in the near future: Wednesday, Oct. 29: Ritual blood performance by Rev. Steven Johnson Leyba and the band United Satanic Apache Front, with True Blood authors Charles Gatewood and David Aaron Clark and special guests. "Bondage A…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Laughter in the Heart of America? The entire community of Oklahoma City paused this week for a moment of silence in tribute to the victims of the tragedy and to give the photographers time to reload. Such a powerhouse week…
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