Pixel Vision

An interview with "Stranded" director Gonzalo Arijon

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By Mara Math

No one was more surprised than I that Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains proved to be one of my favorite films at this year's Read more »

Election-night bashes off the grid

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A different kind of pin-up

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By G. Martinez Cabrera

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The new pin-up.

Recently, camera shutters were clicking and clothes were coming off in Potrero Hill. Fifteen photographers from all over the West Coast gathered at Blue Sky Rental Studios for an all-day bootcamp hosted by Zivity.

Zivity specializes in publishing pin-up and glamour photography while stressing the importance of the model’s role in each picture. Read more »

It's on: Bernal Hill soapbox derby drowns out Red Bull hangover

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The real thing!

By Deborah Giattina

Hey, it was oppressive seeing all those Red Bull banners waving from electric poles and street lights around the Mission Dolores corridors. Soon after Red Bull umbrellas started popping up at cafes with outdoor seating. Great. An energy drink is taking over the Mission. Read more »

Street Threads: What the heck are you wearing?

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It may be getting chilly outside, but Guardian street photog Ariel Soto keeps warming up to those lovely SF street fashions:

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Ashley, Ellis and Market

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Gala, Post and ScottRead more »

Haruki Murakami likes Radiohead

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By Chloe Schildhause

Haruki Murakami’s discussion in Berkeley earlier this month could make a fan out of those who have never even read his work, but his sense of humor, quick wit, and sharp philosophy definitely enhanced one’s appreciation of his writing. Because Murakami allegedly hates having his picture taken, and because he only agreed to three interviews while in the U.S., I expected a reclusive, anti-social man, but he was full of laughs and charismatic.

Murakami’s interview with moderator Roland Kelts drew a sold-out crowd of over 2,000 people. Read more »

'Eh!' Istituto Italiano di Cultura toasts a Tuscan ball game

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By Michelle Broder Van Dyke

Envision tennis without racquets - as the French name of the sport, jeu de paume or “game of the palm,” implies. Read more »

Street Threads: What the heck are you wearing?

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Guardian street photog Ariel Soto takes in San Francisco style.

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Kisha, Crystal, and Gianna, Eddy and Divisadero

After my last few fashion seeking jaunts through the city, the styles seems to be moving towards fall, with boots galore and then a mix of almost all black and white, or totally color craz Read more »

Fashionable Francophiles: Meet Please Dress Up!

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By Justin Juul

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Please Dress Up! is a clothing company run by Grant Doolittle and Judy Berbarian, two artists who live in near the Panhandle. If you’ve noticed all the girls rocking stripy shirts and pencil pants in the last few months, it’s because of them.Read more »

STOLEN: Art by Margaret Kilgallen

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A message from Vanessa Blaikie of Gallery 16:

"Yesterday, two Margaret Kilgallen pieces were stolen from Gallery 16. These paintings were included in our current Fifteenth Anniversary exhibition. The works were not for sale, but belonged to Griff and were given to him by Margaret back in the mid '90s. Read more »