Lydia Sviatoslavsky

19 May 2022

Retired SF Chronicle Editor Opens His First Solo Photography Exhibition

Peter Y. Sussman may be known for his command of language, but he is poised to leave his mark on the visual arts. On Friday, May 6, Sussman celebrated the opening of his first solo photography exhibition, “The Attentive Eye,” at Alliant International University in Emeryville. Following his 29-year stint

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04 May 2022

Bay Area band The Seshen releases a series of singles grappling with 2 years of upheaval

The Seshen has been a Bay Area fixture since the release of its self-titled album in 2012, a rapturous fusion of R&B, synth pop, soul and electronica. Inspired by the likes of Little Dragon and Erykah Badu, the six-piece band owes its origin story to vocalist Lalin St. Juste and producer-bassist Akiyoshi

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16 May 2022

The June 2022 BAS Voter Guide

This guide was done in conjunction with the League of Pissed Off Voters. – If you’d like to help pass out the printed voter guides, email the League at TheLeagueSF@gmail.com. – Want to get involved in the endorsement process? Learn more right here. Dear San Francisco, We love you, but

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Architectural art display featuring small white housing models.
06 Apr 2022

‘House of Commons’ exhibition lays out the future of communal living

In an increasingly uncertain world, the conventions of yesteryear begin to falter. In 2022, when nearly a third of the American workforce earns less than $15 an hour, the notion of securing stable employment and purchasing a home to populate with your very own nuclear family seems almost quaint in its

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Woman sitting on white bed with laptop.
06 Apr 2022

San Francisco Leads the Nation in its Desire to Avoid the Office

Although small businesses are beginning to see more revenue as San Franciscans return to the office, the return isn’t altogether welcome for the office workers themselves.  In fact, San Francisco leads the nation in its desire to avoid the carpeted confines of the office.  An economics professor at Stanford University

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30 Mar 2022

Band You Should Know: Body Double

Two tarnished cat dolls sit opposite one another and exchange silent squeals. Their fur is matted and mottled with age, yet their crimson lips appear freshly lacquered. The cat on the right inexplicably raises an arm, exposing a yellowed tag with loose threading. As seemingly promised by the Oakland post-punk

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30 Mar 2022

Inside San Francisco’s Tech Startups: An Outsider’s Report

Anna Wiener was a Silicon Valley insider with an outsider’s disposition.  Her 2020 memoir, Uncanny Valley, documents her observations as an employee across three tech startups during the 2010’s, a pivotal decade for the tech industry and the world at large.  Unlike so many young college grads (and dropouts) eager

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23 Mar 2022

Ode to The Doughnut Shop

Given the infestation of corporate coffee shops, the browbeaten drifters have begrudgingly relocated. Sickened by the whine of the latest pop culture commodities, and spooked by the mechanical scripts of corporate serfs, we yearn for the aging coffee shacks of yore, the ones that were only grotesque in their literality.

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23 Mar 2022

Bay Area Man Rescued from Underground Storm Pipe After 2 Days in Darkness

A series of desperate screams were heard underfoot in Antioch last weekend, prompting concerned passerby to call 911.  On Sunday, March 20, 50 firefighters, police officers, and rescue personnel were called to the site of a 16-inch (40-centimeter) storm pipe, no bigger than the “width of a large pizza.”  Inside,

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