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Culture, The Exhibitionist Contemporary Jewish Museum Recalls Bill Graham and The Summer of Love

Contemporary Jewish Museum Recalls Bill Graham and The Summer of Love

Bill Graham (1931-1991) was an impresario like no other.  Graham was the genius behind the legendary Fillmore, the venue that still operates at the corner of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard. Graham's work as a concert promoter at The Fillmore was pivotal in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Queer Photo Journalists Document Community History At SF Public Library

Queer Photo Journalists Document Community History At SF Public Library

For many years, Rick Gerharter and Jane Philomen Cleland have been the photographers-in-residence at Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco's venerable LGBT weekly. They've covered scores of events: Pride Parades, street fairs, political rallies, openings at the Castro Theater, and much…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Kathleen Neal Cleaver Remembers Her Time with the Black Panthers

Kathleen Neal Cleaver Remembers Her Time with the Black Panthers

When Kathleen Neal was recruited to join the Black Panther Party in 1967, it was political and personal for the college student. On one hand she wanted to spread consciousness about black oppression and exploitation. On the other she was…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bohemian Grave: The Montgomery Block

Bohemian Grave: The Montgomery Block

Welcome to Bohemian Grave, a semi-regular feature on the vanished countercultural history of San Francisco, from long before anyone started lamenting the impending demise of Lucky 13. When the Transamerica Pyramid was completed in 1972, the 853-foot tower was…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Vintage S.F. Ads: Piggly Wiggly and the Melancholy of Listerine

Vintage S.F. Ads: Piggly Wiggly and the Melancholy of Listerine

Old newspapers are fascinating, but they’re usually only found nestled between empty beer cans and dead housecats at hoarder houses. We recently took a tour through the archives of our sister publication, the San Francisco Examiner, and found…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Coit Tower Murals Reveal Best View of SF Life

Tourism for Locals: Coit Tower Murals Reveal Best View of SF Life

Coit Tower has taken on a royal blue hue in the last few days with the Golden State Warriors leading in Pacific Division championships against the Memphis Grizzlies of the 2015 NBA playoffs. Yet whether they hang on to their…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Two New Apps Redefine San Francisco Audio Tours

Two New Apps Redefine San Francisco Audio Tours

Walking the streets of San Francisco with headphones in your ears may seem like the perfect way to shut out your surroundings – but two new audio tour apps would have you do just the opposite. Guidekick and Detour,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Visiting Diego Rivera's <i>The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City</i>

Tourism for Locals: Visiting Diego Rivera's The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City

San Francisco is home to many of the finest artists of the 20th century and the new millennium, whose works foster artistic rebellion and social critique. The City has played host to one of the greatest modernist painters of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Palace of Fine Arts Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

Tourism for Locals: Palace of Fine Arts Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

This week's Tourism for Locals breaks with tradition. Since the inaugural post of this column in 2013, I vowed that we would never feature sites that were typical tourist attractions, in an effort to show a taste of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist #SFBorn: 10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were from San Francisco

#SFBorn: 10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were from San Francisco

1. Monica Lewinsky (former White House intern known for the Lewinsky…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Church of 8 Wheels Provides Heavenly Fun

Tourism for Locals: Church of 8 Wheels Provides Heavenly Fun

We have already mentioned that the closest thing to heaven on Earth is located at the corner of Fillmore and Fell streets — and the best things in life, often, come on wheels. By day, the abandoned Sacred Heart…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Listening the to Nature Inspired Sounds of the San Francisco Wave Organ

Tourism for Locals: Listening the to Nature Inspired Sounds of the San Francisco Wave Organ

Christmas music has reached its highest level of saturation this week — how many versions of "All I Want for Christmas is You" are playing in stores and restaurants across the U.S. right now? We shiver at the thought.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Camera Obscura Provides a 360 Degree View of the Coast

Tourism For Locals: Camera Obscura Provides a 360 Degree View of the Coast

San Franciscans are surrounded by 360 degrees of beautiful views. Yet, some of us still take the beauty of the City for granted at times, forgetting to look up from our phones and remind ourselves that we, us lucky…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Neptune Society Columbarium, a Final Resting Spot for San Francisco Locals

Tourism for Locals: Neptune Society Columbarium, a Final Resting Spot for San Francisco Locals

The Christmas season is in full swing, but many San Franciscans are already over with the excessively saccharine spirit of it all. And if want a local escape from the Hallmark-like festivities,  and want to experience something more along…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Brian Goggin's <i>Caruso's Dream</i> is a Suspended Musical Delight

Tourism For Locals: Brian Goggin's Caruso's Dream is a Suspended Musical Delight

Brian Goggin is San Francisco's artistic gift that keeps on giving. Goggin's art is iconic, internationally recognized, and purely San Franciscan. The San Francisco-based artist fuses his high-flying pieces, ranging from flapping books to fleeing furniture with existing edifices and structures,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: San Francisco's Walk of Fame

Tourism For Locals: San Francisco's Walk of Fame

As we noted last week, San Francisco is boastful of its famous residents and milestones — past and present — with monuments and statues commemorating those individuals and their accomplishments. Although there are notable omissions, there's a spot that recognizes…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: San Francisco was Bruce Lee's Native City and There's No Homage to It

Tourism For Locals: San Francisco was Bruce Lee's Native City and There's No Homage to It

San Francisco is a boastful of its famous residents and milestones — past and present — the City erects monuments and dedicates plaques to momentous events like the creation of television and recognizes when it has been the birthplace…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Wally Heider Recording Plaque Marks Birth of San Francisco Sound

Tourism For Locals: Wally Heider Recording Plaque Marks Birth of San Francisco Sound

When we are asked to describe San Francisco, practically all of us will focus on the sights of our City. But as locals, we know full well that the sounds of San Francisco are equally as important. And by…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Hallidie Building First in Nation to Employ Glass Curtain Style

Tourism for Locals: Hallidie Building First in Nation to Employ Glass Curtain Style

San Francisco is, and has been, home to inquisitive authors, brilliant inventors, and — as we'll explore this week — architectural mavericks.  While we know that San Francisco is home to famous buildings and homes, we have one edifice…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Hotel Vertigo Commemorates Alfred Hitchcock's Classic Film

Tourism For Locals: Hotel Vertigo Commemorates Alfred Hitchcock's Classic Film

San Francisco has a rich cinematic history and is a haven for avid cinema fanatics — from respected film schools to iconic shooting locations for films like The Maltese Falcon and Mrs.Doubtfire — there is always a gem waiting for the movie…
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