OK, so I know we're way past the stage -- mostly -- where you can tell that someone's rollin' in the lavender fagioli by their look. And I realize the whole "Christian Rock movement" has weirdly co-opted such previously "alternative" gestures as the Van Gogh Dyke crumb-catcher and Vans footwear. Thank you, Jars of Clay. Read more »
Ed Note -- OK, OK, we're a tad late posting these wonderful pics by Ariel Soto of the annual Day of the Dead procession -- at which we actually sensed a greater Latino presence than at years previous. But we got a little caught up in the whole election kerfuffle. Read more »
Thanks to the results of the presidential election, it seemed everyone I saw Tuesday night was happy and drunk. (Perhaps it also had something to do with drowning out the memory of the sad fates of Props H and 8.) And not surprisingly, many were reeling from cocktails they'd invented or renamed just for election night. My favorites? The Baracktail, a mixture of champagne and a fruity liquer, which was later rechristined The Landslide; and the Obama Bomb, a combo of Bacardi O and Red Bull.
What intoxicated you on November 4 (other than hope and triumph)? Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »