Pixel Vision

'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 »

Reality 1.1: Sara Kraft's 'HyperReal' provokes with little analysis

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By Michelle Broder Van Dyke

The opening: a long-haired lady dressed in black - this is Sara Kraft - walks to the center of the stage and breathes. She breathes louder than one normally breathes, as if she’s attended an excess of yoga classes, and just huffs for several minutes. During this long introduction, Kraft has already bored me - and is beginning to annoy me. I could go to a yoga class if I wanted to hear this. Read more »

A double dutch affair: SFC hops and skips into our hearts

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By Justin Juul

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Jill Herrera (Switchblade), Valerie Hurysz (Death Valley), and Erin Dougherty (Venom Miss) of SFC Double Dutch can do The Ludicrous, The Donkey Kong, and The Turducken all without breaking a sweat. Never heard of these tricks before? Don’t worry, after a six-week course at SFC, your vocabulary will be full of weird slang and you’ll be pushin’ more rope than an exhausted porn star. Read more »

Free-flowin': Independent Fashion Fest dazzles

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Photos and text by Ariel Soto

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Edgy, non-traditional and dramatic models made their way down the catwalk Saturday night at the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts Bay Area Independent Craft & Couture Runway show. There was no lack of creative and unique designs, all of which seemed to stem from the free and colorful spirit of San Francisco. Read more »

Back to bare: Nude Beach Olympics (NSFW)

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By Michelle Broder Van Dyke

Descending from the Muni 29, looking out over the water and running my gaze across Baker Beach, I tried to spot the Nude Beach Olympics. But tucked away in the North End the au natural forms of the competitors remained elusive.

Walking along the shoreline, I began to zoom-in, finally spotting the events at the far end of the beach. There, the broad jump was under way. Read more »

Life training, the Maasai warrior way

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By Michelle Broder Van Dyke

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Maasai Warrior Sabore Ole Oiye, aka "Baby Giraffe" at Grace Cathedral on Sept. Read more »

XXX queer cartoonists gear up for Folsom

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Too Hard to Swallow! Read more »