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Calendar, Night&Day Stay Electric

Stay Electric

The rent is too damn high. Anyone trying to find a place to live in S.F. right now can attest to this, and local businesses are not immune to the pain of price hikes either. Gallery and art publisher Electric…
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Calendar, Night&Day Peep This

Peep This

Culture critic Hal Niedzviecki confuses us, but in a good way. In 2006, he wrote a book about the homogenization of indie youth culture (Hello, I’m Special: How Individuality Became the New Conformity), then wrote a primer to help make…
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Calendar, Night&Day Graphic Spandex

Graphic Spandex

What with all the attention paid to superheroes these days, it’s easy to forget that the range of stories being told in comic books and graphic novels runs the gamut, from the silly to the marvelous to the mundane. But…
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Calendar, Night&Day Art on the Page

Art on the Page

Some of you may have gazed up at the facade above 826 Valencia and thought, "Huh, what I would give for a few hours with a scaffolding." The mural gracing the "Chippendale" topped storefront is awash in myriad little drawings…
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Calendar, Night&Day We're In a Mission From God

We're In a Mission From God

The Mission District is better than any other neighborhood: It's sunnier, more stylish, and has more Latinos than practically anywhere else. Excellent! On top of that, the Mission has so many art studios, you could never walk to them all,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Writers’ Block Party

Writers’ Block Party

Five years ago, author Dave Eggers created 826 Valencia, the mostly youth-oriented nonprofit writing lab and tutoring center located in a storefront in the Mission, and God saw that it was good. The storefront, decorated with a mural by cartoonist…
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Calendar, Urban Experience No Mere <i>Novelty</i>

No Mere Novelty

FRI 10/21 Like many of Chris Ware's comics, The ACME Novelty Library demands a close reading, preferably using a magnifying glass and a xenon light. The minuscule text is produced by the "amazing precision of Asian printing technology," as Ware…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Museum

Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission (at Third Street), 227-8666, We were ordered, long ago, to start thinking of cartoons and comics as art, so stop fighting it. Seeing the work framed, labeled, and hanging on the walls of an…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Ware Ness

A Ware Ness

Chris Ware is a smart man with a strange vision: In the intricate worlds he creates in his graphic novels (that's "comic books" to you ignoramuses), fabulous architectural devices and ornate, old-fashioned frames dwarf tiny characters constantly beset by tragedy,…
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