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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23 Sep 2020

Mr. HoleHead’s Weird and Warped Film Festival Begins!

Is it insanity or is it really possible to hold an entire film festival via the Zoom app?  The curious can find out by checking out the inaugural edition of Mr. HoleHead’s Warped Dimension (hereafter Mr. HoleHead), which runs September 24-29, 2020 on Zoom. The folks behind this six day

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21 Sep 2020

How to Make Virtual Festivals Way Better

Burning Man went virtual this year, and we all learned a lot in a hurry. It wasn’t the first festival to go all-online (Outside Inside Lands streamed on Twitch this year, and Glastonbury’s Shangri La went virtual as Lost Horizon), but virtual Burning Man certainly raised the bar for sheer size and audacity. Sure, there were performances, but Burning Man and events like it are about exploring places, art, and people. It’s close, but not there yet for me.

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21 Sep 2020

SF Dispensary CEO’s Alleged ‘F*ck Black Lives Matter’ Tirade Gets Shop Graffitied As Racist

Mission District cannabis dispensary MediThrive found itself in hot water this weekend — and also coated with a giant graffiti tag calling them “RACIST” — after a viral pro-Trump and “fuck BLM” (Black Lives Matter) private social media post allegedly posted by the dispensary’s founder and CEO Misha Breyburg was

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18 Sep 2020

Artist Nishant Malhotra Brings the Concept of ‘Ego Death’ into the 21st Century

Ego Death or ‘ego dead,’ which is artist Nishant Malhotra‘s username on Instagram, is a concept with a special resonance in the Bay Area. While other Bay Area natives associate this concept with the ’70s counterculture movement or techies trying to flaunt their newly-found SF enlightenment, Nishant is inspired by

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17 Sep 2020

Dope Outdoor Art Walks & Eats in San Francisco

I know that the air is unhealthy, the pandemic is deadly, and the only thing we’re missing seems to be the streets turning to lava.  But it’s fall in San Francisco goddammit, that’s OUR summertime, that’s outdoor beer and wine, that’s renegade parties in the park, that’s making several Halloween

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Noise SF
17 Sep 2020

Two SF Natives Doing Big Things with a Small Record Shop

“I was at Monterey Pop. I was also at the very first Monterey Jazz Festival in 1958. There’s a photograph in the Chronicle with a woman with a baby in a stroller August, 1958. And that’s me. My ex in-laws helped Bill Graham to start a lot of the early things to do with the Fillmore and Winter Land…

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17 Sep 2020

How Your Rubber Pollutes Our Land, Air, and Sea

How San Franciscans are reusing tires for positive things, so they don’t end up in the ocean or the landfill. Turns out 30% of ocean microplastics are from transportation rubber sources!

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