Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Faith in flow

Grace Cathedral's yoga team talk love, church, and the Christian-yogi connection

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ON THE OM FRONT Every Tuesday evening, hundreds of people flock to the Grace Cathedral Labyrinth to practice yoga with local teacher Darren Main. With Easter around the corner, I talked to Main and the Reverend Jude Harmon, who manages the program, about how this unlikely class came to be, and why it works so well in San Francisco.

San Francisco Bay Guardian Darren, how did you wind up teaching the class at Grace Cathedral?Read more »

Hospitable pectorals

Hire the Bare Bachelors for PG-13 shock value and tasty cocktails

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caitlin@sfbg.com

SEX The clan I had assembled that day in my living room had little idea what was in store for them.

"So they're strippers?" one of my friends hoped, fingering their tumbler of champagne.

"Not strippers, they're sexy butlers. Same tipping rules," I said. "They'll serve drinks and do icebreakers." "Oh."Read more »

The fist style

Speak from the gut at Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon

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At the beginning of class, the children of the Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon circle up and take a knee, with their heads bowed and their little fists pressed into the hardwood.

"I am powerful!" one little voice squeaks.

"I am fierce!" shouts the next.

"I am speedy!"

"I am unstoppable!"

It's so freakin' cool I don't know what to do with myself and have to play with my phone just to keep from crying. They are learning something I wish I'd learned at five: how to have a say in things.Read more »

Wartime fashion

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caitlin@sfbg.com

STREET SEEN The St. Patrick's Day drunk bus cruising down Howard Street last Saturday didn't quite know what to make of the group striking martial poses on the sidewalk in front of the Cartoon Art Museum.Read more »

Babetown, population 2403

Suicide Girls pay us a call, third coffee table book in tow

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caitlin@sfbg.com

SEX Maybe Selena "Missy Suicide" Mooney's description of the erotic media empire she's built is a little simplistic: "We did it in a way that women could find sexy, because I started it and I'm a girl and I didn't want it to be completely gross to me."Read more »

Spring's best fairs and festivals

Our picks for top food, fragrance, and general outdoor revelry this season

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caitlin@sfbg.com

Corn Dog Day (March 23, free entry with RSVP. SoMa StrEat Food Park, SF) Observe this very important holiday with savory dogs from SoMa's superb outdoor food truck court and catch the game while you're at it — the first weekend of March Madness will be showing on several screens around this gourmand parking lot. Sponsored by that online encyclopedia of awesome, FunCheapSF. sf.funcheap.com/corn-dog-day-funcheapRead more »

The badass league

Rookies are welcome at the SF Women's Flag Football League

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This one starts with a dislocated finger, too. In the absence of any trainers or team doctors, not to mention health insurance), Manny the referee had to set it. "How's your pain threshold?" he asked, first.

"High," said Leland Perzanowski, looking off into the distance. Blue sky. Beautiful day, Crocker Amazon.

"You got this," someone said.

Snap, some tape, game goes on ...Read more »

Mall the right moves

Crocker Galleria says goodbye to high-priced national brands and hello to locally-owned little guys

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caitlin@sfbg.com

STREET SEEN The fact that that our conversation is taking place to beat of Carly Rae Jepsen's 2012 seminal classic "Call Me Maybe" leads me to believe that T-We Tea owner Christopher Coccagna is being real when he says he'll be holding 12:30pm dance parties for the FiDi lunch set in the darling tea shop he just opened in the neighborhood.

It also leads me to believe that Crocker Galleria may be downtown's most fun mall — or at least, that it's on the way.Read more »

Frankie says feminist pornography

Academics and adult stars come together in print -- plus, this week's best sex events

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caitlin@sfbg.com

SEX It is hard to imagine an industry as rich, yet as under-examined as that of pornography. We spend billions of dollars on porn in this country, and billions of hours trying to hide that fact, erasing search histories and wedging DVDs under the bed when our parents are coming over.Read more »

Girl gang

Use March to check in with women who do thangs — our top Women's Month art, politics, and tech tutorial picks are right here

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caitlin@sfbg.com

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH There's all of not much planned, officially speaking, for Women's History Month this year in San Francisco. A March 6 ceremony honored a lady from each district in the Board of Supervisor's chamber, a reception followed with refreshments and Ed Lee's mustache proclaimed she who is Woman of the Year. (His selection hadn't been announced by the time we went to press, but I'm pulling for a double honoree this year: fashion babe twins Marian and recently-deceased Vivian Brown.)Read more »