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By Rachel Churner
By SFS Staff (Oct 17, 2015)
In a design-heavy city like San Francisco, where any chance to convey information turns into a chance to play artist, sometimes you just want a little breathing room. Sometimes you just want the facts: who is going to play where and when. Gallery 16 brings a bit of much-needed simplicity to the scene with an exhibition of posters from Nashville based Hatch Show Print, the self-proclaimed "Great American Poster Shop." The posters — hand-set, hand-inked, and hand-pressed — are steeped in nostalgia and American history, and their rhythmic type advertises everything from country legends like Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash to coolkid rockers... More »
By SFS Staff (Oct 15, 2015)
She's the type of soulstress whose voice and style, likened to that of Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Marvin Gaye, and Chaka Khan, makes you to feel a certain way, namely sexy. More »
Spring time for movie buffs
By SFS Staff (Sep 20, 2015)
Before the onslaught of summer blockbusters arrives, now is a great time to turn your attention away from Hollywood and focus on the 48th San Francisco International Film Festival, which runs April 21 - May 5. Showcasing a whopping 185 films from 49 countries, including 79 feature films, 71 shorts, and 35 documentaries, there's bound to be something to suit your tastes. There will be 14 world premieres, three international premieres, 22 North American premieres, and 8 U.S. premieres. More »
Cool Alternative Movie Houses
By SFS Staff (Aug 29, 2015)
These articles are a mix of teen-friendly venues and events. They were written to fill in the lack of all ages venues and clubs listings in the media. Because there are not enough places for teens to hang out, they often end up at their friends’ houses or doing things their parent’s would not approve of. With these articles, we hope to expose high school students to places where they can have fun and be safe at night: FILM . Red Vic Movie House . The Castro Theatre . The Roxie New College Film Center More »
Valentine's Gifts
By SFS Staff (Aug 26, 2015)
The one time I had a boyfriend on Valentine's Day, he gave me a heart-shaped box filled with those candy hearts stamped with little messages, and on the outside, the $1.99 price tag was still stuck on. You might think that this must have been a ten-year-old boyfriend from my childhood days, but no, it was just a few years ago. Since my boyfriend was foreign, he probably had a different idea of standard American practice for the holiday, but he also had no money and was cheap to boot. More »
Psychedelic Furs and Echo and the Bunnymen
By SFS Staff (Jul 31, 2015)
Delicious news for fans of the Psychedelic Furs and Echo and the Bunnymen: this Wednesday night, both bands are playing on one bill at The Fillmore. Generally speaking, writing previews for such shows usually involves a lot of guesswork. One never knows how to sell an act that has yet to perform, particularly when the bands enjoyed their heyday almost twenty years ago. More »
Getting Frisky for Valentine’s
By SFS Staff (Jul 07, 2015)
San Frisky is what San Francisco ought to be called. Look around and you can find a bedlam of fanciful, fun, fetish fashions to wear not only at fairs, balls or clubs but also in your lair. Getting frisky for only Valentine’s or the Folsom Street Fair seems so conservative when there are so many other outfits to wear every day of the year. More »
Strangers in a Strange Land
By SFS Staff (Jul 06, 2015)
White powdery footprints, detailed with an intricate Persian flower motif, mark the way up Intersection's black stairs and into the gallery, which has been transformed into a liminal locale - a traditional Iranian coffee - house spattered with hip-hop paraphernalia. More »
The Brutality of the Everyday
By SFS Staff (Jul 06, 2015)
[i]Beautiful Ugly Violence[/i], Margaret Harrison's newest body of work, is the result of her recent residence and collaboration with Intersection for the Arts and is on display through May 8. A pioneer of British feminism, Margaret Harrison's first solo exhibit in 1971 was shut down by British police who deemed the work, particularly an image of Hugh Hefner as a near-nude Playboy bunny girl, "offensive". Her work has continued with a fierce (and, obviously, often funny) feminist critique ever since. More »
The Multiplication of Bread
By SFS Staff (Jul 06, 2015)
A tract of Afghani countryside is spread across the floor: sand and rocks, and scattered dwellings made from the same materials. Here and there, the sand is brushed away, and one can make out the elegant patterns of a large Afghani carpet. This rectangular entity has the visual impact of a palimpsest, a manuscript from which the original writing has been erased to fit another text: softly, the rug still asks to be read. More »
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