Arts and Culture

24 Apr 2020

Bay Area Artists: Sources for Emergency Grants

Most grant giving organizations are overwhelmed right now.  Many have already given away all their money and are looking for more donors to second or third rounds of grants & loans.  So, artists, realize that some of these organizations may be maxed out, and all will have different timelines, guidelines

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05 Jun 2020

Comisery: The Science Fiction/Dark Comedy Web Series w/ an Asian-American Cast

How can you laugh at the craziness of life under coronavirus lockdown? How about turning such an existence into a dark science fiction comedy? That’s the approach taken by the new Chopso webseries “Comisery.” It’s accessible for free to anyone who has a Facebook account. “Comisery” is co-directed and co-written

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03 Jun 2020

Aunt Charlie’s Lounge Will Close In August Without Your Help

It could be curtains for the last remaining LGBTQ+ bar in the Tenderloin, and it will be without community support. Aunt Charlie’s Lounge at Turk and Taylor Streets prides itself as being the “last queen standing” in what used the be the gayborhood of the Tenderloin, but a June 1

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02 Jun 2020

Meet David McAtee, Who Was Killed In Louisville While Feeding Protestors

Martyred Black Lives Matter supporter David McAtee will tragically be remembered mostly for being left dead on the street for 12 hours after he was shot by Lousiville, KY police on Sunday night, and that the officers did not have their bodycams on, which led to the firing of the

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02 Jun 2020

Oakland Tech High School Kids Hold Huge Peaceful March, Police Tear Gas Them Anyway

The Bay Area’s most profound peaceful march in response to ongoing police brutality was Monday’s inspiring George Floyd Solidarity March, organized by Oakland Tech high school students and pulled off safely and without a hitch. The same cannot be said for the Oakland Police Department response, which resorted to tear

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29 May 2020

All That Glitters: Alcatraz Lighthouse, 1969

All That Glitters is an homage to the dreamers and schemers that make the Bay Area unique. San Francisco artist Kaytea Petro uses a homemade hibiscus ink to illustrate historic photos, lovingly depicting a bygone era. More of her work can be seen at kayteapetro.com or on her Instagram. All

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29 May 2020

What To Watch on Netflix in June

This June sees Netflix bringing films which dispel the notion that it’s only interested in showing movies made in the last twenty years. However, this is a mixed blessing. On one hand, you’ve got Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” and Alicia Silverstone in “Clueless,” an off-kilter adaptation of Jane

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28 May 2020

The Bay Area Fashion Designer Giving Masks to Essential Workers

The story of how an Oakland designer found her footing doing costumes and set designs for Beats Antique and when COVID-19 shut down the events industry she shifted her focus to making free masks for grocery and food service workers.

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