Marke B.

Swordfish, styrofoam, and sprouting growth

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By Vanessa Carr

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"Bloods & Crypts" (detail) by Kiersten Essenpreis

At the Johansson Projects gallery in Oakland, the natural and man-made, the real and the imagined collide in a group show that gallery owner Kimberly Johansson says is about consumption and sprouting growth. Read more »

Guardian Eye: Downtown squiggle

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We've invited fab local photog Darwin Bell to share some of his photos with us throughout the next month, and tell us what the heck he was thinking when he took them.

Study in Curves

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Darwin Bell: "This is probably my favorite building in San Francisco, Read more »

SPORTS: Real March Madne$$

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Everyone's getting rich off the NCAAs -- except the players

By A.J. Hayes

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Played, not paid

Last week, Boston Red Sox players staged what had to be the most ludicrous wildcat strike in the history of labor relations. The entire Bosox team(sters) threatened not to board a plane bound for Japan for a series of games vs. Read more »

Loving Flying Lotus

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Winnetka? Why-not-ka? Apologies to lovely Del Tha's underground East Bay, but if there's gotta be a new epicenter of nouveau-Cali alternative hip-hop (cue the searing lazer bass and sympho-poetic glitches) then you could do no better than the Outer-LA hometown of mixmaster amazo Flying Lotus, who's currently stealing hearts and heartbeats on his WARP Records tour. Read more »

Everlasting fantastical: Mike Davis's twisted dreamworlds

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By Vanessa Carr

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"Egg"

If you've ever seen the strange monsters and fantasies of the bizarre 16th Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch and thought, "Man! Read more »

Mmm ... bacon lollipops

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By Justin Juul

You never know what kind of crazy shit your brain’s going to tell you to do when Saturn comes back into the picture and starts demanding attention. Some of us start thinking about babies and tract homes while others spin off in the opposite direction and become workaholics or barflys.

My friend, Jason Lewis of Lollyphile, did something even stranger. Read more »

Brides of March attack!

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Photojournalists Lisa Pickoff-White and Rhyen Coombs put together this nifty little vid for us of last weekend's 10th annual wild Brides of March downtown invasion:

Brand spankin'

Welcome to spring Scene 2008
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Ah, spring. Strange birds are chirping, cherry trees are blossoming, pretty but misguided girls are puking on their Luichiny strappies outside North Beach bars, and adorable elderly gentlemen are grabbing my unmentionables on the Muni. Time for a couple of pomegranate liqueur shots and some neon butterfly nail decals. Or fuck it, just hand me the Chivas and let's go dancing. Party time.

In my fondest dreams, the floors always hop, the clubbers look fierce, the jams never stop, and last call's just past dawn. Read more »

Girls Rocked!

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By Justin Juul

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What? You haven't seen "Girls Rock! The Movie" yet? It's a documentary about a rock n’ roll camp in Portland Oregon that teaches young girls how to overcome oppression, fight off attackers, and most importantly how to rock! Read more »

Kewl Tun3: Santogold gets LES Artistic

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I've made no secret of my audiolust for Brooklyn grime-pop chanteuse (and former punk band Stiffed frontwoman) Santogold, but the new vid for her "LES Artistes," directed by Nima Nourizadeh, is blowing me away:Read more »