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Report Shows San Francisco Netted $1.2 Million on Super Bowl, but Gets a Little Creative with the Accounting
Joe Eskenazi | May 9, 2016

 

The long-anticipated San Francisco City Controller’s analysis on how much...

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Meet the Digital Artist Who Wants to Project onto the Moon
Lauren Murrow | May 9, 2016

 

“I want to project onto the moon and holographically raise the dead,” announces Travis Threlkel, an avant-garde artist with the makings of a God...

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How to Make an Anarchist Quilt
Lauren Murrow | May 9, 2016

 

In 2008, artist Ben Venom taught himself to quilt by reading Quilting 101: A Beginner’s Guide, a spiral-bound primer filled with instructions for making pot holders and seasonal table runners. But...

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Neon Artist Meryl Pataky Fights Physics to Bend Light
Lauren Murrow | May 9, 2016

 

Neon art is not for the weak or faint of heart. You’ve got to fight physics to bend 1,000-degree-Fahrenheit tubes of glass into graceful shapes—and Meryl...

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How S.F. General Hospital Became a 24-Hour Art Museum
Joe Eskenazi | May 6, 2016

 

In the early 1970s, San Francisco decided it needed some art to decorate its public hospital. Somehow, artist Victor Moscoso got in on the gig. Moscoso...

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Can Code Be Art?
Scott Lucas | May 5, 2016

 

In 2013, a painter named Fernando Cwilich Gil stumbled upon an idea while living in his own world—a private island in Brazil. He had been commissioned to produce one of his surrealistic landscapes to hang in a patron...

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A Wall in Sheep's Clothing
Lauren Murrow | May 4, 2016

 

Awash in blond wood, spotless panes of glass, and vast white walls, the new SFMOMA can be overwhelming in its sleek brightness. But a turn onto the...

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Design Calendar: The Week in Sales, Openings, Events, and More
Lauren Murrow | May 4, 2016

 

May 5
Meet Gwyneth Paltrow and purchase a signed copy of her just-released book, It’s All Easy, at the new...

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Frank Garvey Might Be an Artistic Genius. So Why Is He Homeless?
Zoë Bernard | May 4, 2016

 

Underneath a freeway in a drab, suburban part of Richmond, Frank Garvey pulls open the doors of an oversize rusted trailer. Inside is...

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Embarrassing Property Crime Wave Be Damned, S.F. Cop Balks at Dusting Stolen Cars for Fingerprints
Joe Eskenazi | May 3, 2016

 

 

UPDATE: COP SAYS HE HIT "REPLY-ALL" INSTEAD OF "REPLY....

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The Radical Optimist
Elise Craig | May 3, 2016

 

Boots Riley, avowed communist and founder of the Oakland-based hip-hop group the Coup, is making a comedy—a dystopian, sci-fi comedy.

If you only know Riley, 45, from his political movements (Occupy...

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The Lush Life
Lauren Murrow | May 2, 2016

 

To hear horticulturist David Brenner talk about plants is like listening to someone describe the stages of an epic romance. “I’ll be walking down the street or through a botanic garden and a plant will stop me,...

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