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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 »
By Sharon Maidenberg
By SFS Staff (Jul 06, 2015)
When you enter the performance space at Intersection for the Arts, you are immediately welcomed by the spiritual experience you're about to experience with Campo Santo's Mission Indians. Written by Greg Sarris and directed by Camp Santo's Nancy Benjamin and Margo Hall, Mission Indians was originally written about Southern California Indians, but Sarris and Campo Santo have been hard at work for the past two years specifically adapting the play to deal with Coastal and Santa Rosa Indians, the Campo Santo cast, and the performance space at Intersection. Rest assured, if you're not from the area all you need is a working knowledge... More »
By Charyn Pfeuffer
By SFS Staff (Jul 06, 2015)
Victor Cartagena's exhibition Media Punishment is the artist's reaction to the ongoing national debate about capital punishment and the recent media frenzy on the issue via the trial and execution of Timothy McVeigh. More »
That's What One Night Stands Are For!
By SFS Staff (Jun 24, 2015)
As an institution, one night stands are enticing because they exist as encapsulated moments in time, never to be drawn out or belabored. They are all about unadulterated pleasure for pleasure's sake. Nothing serious, just uninhibited fun fun fun. Same is true of this Sunday's annual "One Night Stand" extravaganza at Slim's. More »
Detroit-City rockers bring their juggernaut sound to the Bay
By SFS Staff (Sep 23, 2014)
Webster's English Dictionary defines a simple machine as "any of various elementary mechanisms formerly considered as the elements of which all machines are composed--including the lever, the wheel and axle, the pulley, the inclined plane, the wedge, and the screw." In rock-and-roll speak, this translates into the sound of the White Stripes: raw, powerful, and 100% bullshit-free. More »
By Melissa Broder
By SFS Staff (Jun 12, 2013)
Inspired by confessional neurotics such as Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol and Woody Allen, the postmodern arts have come to resemble private diary entries; yet the finest playwright is still able to transform a personal notion into a universal theme. David Mamet's American Buffalo, which premiered in Chicago in 1975, exceeds the barriers of class, location and time, presenting audiences with a suspicious analysis of the American dream. In the vein of his predecessor Edward Albee, Mamet chooses depth over quantity when creating his characters. Buffalo's plot centers around a day in the life of three men at a junk shop... More »
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