Artist you should know

15 Jan 2020

Drawn from the City: Jack is a gay costume designer and self-described gender-fucker

DRAWN FROM THE CITY: Illustrations and Interviews of SF’s Best, first appeared in The Bold Italic in 2015 and ran through 2016. We at broke-assstuart.com liked them so much we asked Crystal if we could put them out again as a time capsule of SF’s creative scene during the height of the most recent

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14 Jan 2020

As If You Know – Otessa Moshfegh

Ottessa Moshfegh, the author of four books and her fifth Death in Her Hands coming in April 2020, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and a fiction finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, spoke on Monday at City Arts and Lectures. The air

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05 Dec 2019

SF’s Queen of Stained Glass: Kerbi Urbanowski

When I first heard her name I naturally assumed she was some kind of Polish crime fighter, after all, ‘Kerbi Urbanowski’ is the perfect cover name for the Polish Batwoman

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25 Nov 2019

Don’t Dismiss Doja Cat for Her Sexuality

by Willem Frankenfort With her sophomore album, Hot Pink, Amala Zandile Dlamini is poised to be the next big name in hip hop. You may know her better by her stage name, Doja Cat. She came to the attention of the public at large in 2018 with her viral video,

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14 Nov 2019

Amaluna Will Make you Want to Run Away and Join the Cirque

The smell of popcorn and anticipation greet you under the big tent, as parents, punters and press sip wine and chat excitedly before the premiere of Cirque Du Soleil’s AMALUNA in San Francisco.   Amaluna is directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, and it is female-driven, nail-biting action.  It may just

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14 Nov 2019

Man Stabs Baby Trump Balloon, But Art Activists Have Plenty More 

An Alabama man stabbed a giant baby Trump balloon at a football game on Sunday.  Perhaps it’s only fitting that Trump supporters show their love for the President by stabbing a baby version of him, as life continues to imitate art in this chapter of America.  The Trump baby was

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12 Nov 2019

Art Activists Change Trump Jr.’s Book Title to ‘Daddy, Please Love Me’

Sometimes art activism is the only reason I still have faith in democracy.  Two comedians in NYC trolled Donald Trump Jr. in an ingenious way this week, by replacing the jackets on his new book ‘Triggered’ in an NYC Barnes and Nobles.   The new title: ‘Daddy, Please Love Me: How

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11 Nov 2019

5 Brooklyn Street Artists You Should Already Know

by Laurie Riihimaki For years, graffiti artists and muralists have taken over the bleak bricks and gray-cemented buildings of Bushwick and beyond to celebrate the culture of the city while also shedding light on current political, economic, and societal issues – striking on important conversations.  These murals are not only

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