A work from Tauba Auerbach's book, How to Spell the Alphabet.
By Glen Helfand
New York Times art critic Roberta Smith began her review of the current Carnegie International in Pittsburgh with a pulse-taking statement: “Lately, it seems, biennial exhibitions don’t do much except sit there, looking good and offending no one. Read more »
The latest massive to drop onto Shopping Spy's radar is this announcement from Green Apple Books - who are not - repeat - not going out of business:
"We only have a few weeks left to sell off the last 30,000 used books at our Warehouse Clearance Sale, so they're all priced to move: Gold is $13,859.36/pound; filet mignon is $20.00/pound (at Guerra's on Taraval); the current issue o Read more »
I walked past the 200 white roses (no exaggeration) outside of my Mission shack's front window this morning. A lot more fallen petals on the bricks. Don't go, spring. My path was to a morning screening of Christophe Honore's most recent film Love Songs. What can I say -- for much of the first half of Honore's tribute to and update of the one and only Jacques Demy, I was skeptical. Thirty or even forty minutes in I was ready to chalk it up as a failure. Read more »
A little bit of Italy down south: La Puerta Negra. Photo courtesy of Zancudo Times.
By Erik Morse
A-way down south past Baja, Calif., and the Rio Grande, through Mexico and the mountain ranges of Central America, which blossom into the fiery petals of Arenal volcano, there’s a tiny fishing village near the border of Costa Rica and Panama called Playa Zancudo. Read more »
Thursday nights usually suck, but they just got a whole lot better. That’s right ya’ll, Dolores Park Movie Night is back in action. Last night’s screening of Soylent Green marked the second show of 2008, but there are plenty more to come. So get your BBQ grills, your mini-kegs, and a blanket; and don’t forget to bring a few bucks for the pot-brownie dude. Read more »