Pixel Vision

Photo Issue Q&A: Jessica Rosen

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The cover image of this week's Photo Issue comes from Jessica Rosen. While it reflects Rosen's recent shift toward collage -- which she also is using to create one-of-a-kind handbags and books -- it only represents one facet of her work to date. Rosen's website presents sections devoted to some of her earlier projects. Read more »

Photo Issue Q&A: Heather Renee Russ of Cutter Photozine

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By Johnny Ray Huston

Every photo has a story, and the one behind Ace Morgan's in this week's Photo Issue is worth telling. "I was documenting and photographing my friend Chris in Detroit who was a male-to-female prostitute," Morgan tells Sara Seinberg in the first issue of Cutter Photozine, where the image is part of a section devoted to his work. "Chris' lover was this guy named Tony. Read more »

Local Artist of the Week: Lauren DiCioccio

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LOCAL ARTIST Lauren DiCioccio
TITLE Mount Rushmore: The Four Presidents (hand embroidery on organza and pleather, 2008)
THE STORY “These embroideries are life-size sculptural re-creations of 35mm slides I have collected. I am drawn to slides as precious objects: the fragility of the translucent material and the intimacy of scale of a palm-size slide are particularly endearing. Read more »

Baghead: There’s more to it than just mumbling

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By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

It’s difficult to call most films independent nowadays. But the Duplass Brothers’ 2005 Sundance sleeper The Puffy Chair is as Indie as an American feature film can be. Made for $15,000, it brought the grit of John Cassavetes and the introspection of Richard Linklater to a whole new generation. Now considered to be part of the godfathers of “Mumblecore,” a genre defined by this generation’s talkative nature, the Duplass brothers have returned with their follow-up. Read more »

Carbs rebound: ahoy gourmet donuts

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See you latte: Lemon and thyme and vanilla bean donuts with caffeine side. All photos by Kimberly Chun.

Remember turn-of-the-century Atkins? Remember pushing that bread basket away and diving head first into a slab of sirloin? Well, maybe those nutty notions are ready to go the way of cut-glass Jello salad and all-pineapple diets. Carbs are back - big time. Read more »

Killing the keffiyeh: Another trend slowly fizzles

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By Marianne Moore

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Rack of keffiyehs at Sharks on Telegraph

It’s a tired cliché by now: the hipster in skinny jeans and vintage T-shirt wearing a checkered, vaguely Arab-looking scarf folded into a triangle and wrapped around the neck, the point draped across the chest. Read more »

Click-click, bag-bag: Procrastinate with style

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By Dona Bridges

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Everyday fashion via sfstyle.blogspot.com

Rejoice, voyeurs and procrastinators! I have found a new timesuck for you. My longtime perusal of Jezebel, Fashionista.com, and Facehunter led me to the truly amazing wastes of time that are personal and street fashion/style blogs. Read more »

Hitting the Bullseye: a young person's guide to safe shoot-'em-ups

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A selection of firearms at the Bullseye Indoor Shooting Range.

By Ian Ferguson

Fast approaching my 21st birthday, I realized that I had yet to shoot a real gun - unthinkable for an amendment-abiding American patriot. Each year’s 30,000 firearm-related deaths in the United States aside, when Bruce Willis knocks that gun from the hostage-taker’s hand and it skitters across the floor to stop at my feet, I had better be able to shoot it well. Read more »

Local Artist of the Week: Michelle Blade

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LOCAL ARTIST Michelle Blade
TITLE Untitled (Celebration)
THE STORY Using Dura-lar as her primary work surface, Blade paints in gestural and restrained styles, highlighting the extreme variances between her subjects. Read more »

Squatumentary: A Q&A with Hannah Dobbz

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By Liam O’Donoghue

Hannah Dobbz's Shelter: A Squatumentary screens at 8 p.m. tonight at Artists' Television Access. A 45-minute exploration of squatting in the East Bay between 2004 and 2007, it shares a bill with Sabrina Alonso's self-explanatory 28-minute Mischief at 16th and Florida. Read more »