Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

CAREERS AND ED: Bend over, boardroom

Beatrice Stonebanks wants to teach you how to be a corporate dominatrix

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caitlin@sfbg.com

CAREERS AND ED All too often in the workplace, women fight to hide their sexuality. In Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, the controversial feminist-treatise-of-the-moment on combating sexism in the corporate world, Sandberg references a tech worker who goes so far as to remove her earrings before coming to work, so fervently does the employee wish to minimize her gender lest it distract her male cohorts.Read more »

CAREERS AND ED: Top 10 careers

Your best bets for making money and getting a job

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CAREERS AND ED "Looking into the future is difficult" says Larry Bliss, the director of academic advising and career education at California State University's East Bay campus. "Ten years ago, would we have been very supportive of a student who said that she wanted to make a career out of designing web pages for businesses? I think not. But today, that's a pretty handsomely paid job."

The best advice Bliss tells the Guardian he can offer to college students is to pick a major they like and think about the transferable skills that each course of study will impart.Read more »

The other home team

Sports: Living for Lowrie, and weighing in on the A's

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le.chicken.farmer@gmail.com

IN THE GAME I still think it's easier to get to A's games than Giants ones. You get on BART, you get off BART. Tickets are relatively cheap, and really very all-around available.

What the Giants have on the A's is a prettier stadium with better concessions, including gluten-free hot dogs and gluten-free beer.

What the A's have on the Giants, besides tickets, is Jed Lowrie.Read more »

The fist style

is Kung Fu sports? Ask Sifu Kate.

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le.chicken.farmer@yahoo.com

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 »

Faith in flow

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

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culture@sfbg.com

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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le.chicken.farmer@yahoo.com

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 »