19 Sep 2023

SF Artists Challenge “Doom Loop” Narrative by Spotlighting Their Creative Spaces

ArtSpan’s annual SF Open Studios offers residents and tourists the free opportunity to engage directly with local artists by visiting their studio spaces. Visitors can expect to learn more about each creator’s work and process, and have the opportunity to purchase work directly.

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24 Aug 2023

Amazing Art Structures Being Built at Burning Man 2023

While most people arrive on the Playa after everything is already built, most of the artists have been hauling, digging, hammering, strapping, sawing, and polishing in the dust (and rain) for weeks now, moving thousands of pounds of steel, glass, timber, (and elbow grease) onto a prehistoric lake bed in

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22 Aug 2023

Amazingly Bad Pet Portraits Offered by Oakland Animal Services

Every now and again something amazing happens in the world of bad, pet art.  And when that happens, rest assured is on the case! Oakland Animal Services announced the kickoff of its 4th annual Bad Art Fundraiser!  Meaning you can donate to help sheltered animals in the Bay Area

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21 Jun 2023

Rainbow Washing: The Problem with Pride-for-Profit in June

By now, most all y’all know Pride started as a riot in 1970, but most companies didn’t even recognize the existence of the LGBTQ+ community for another 3-4 decades. Thus the mid-aughts brought us pinkwashing, or what is now referred to as, rainbow washing. Essentially, it’s the performative-for-profit strategy and

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04 May 2023

Explore SF: Witchy Times in Presidio Heights

Let your intuition guide you, or follow this lead: stroll down “Lovers Lane” as you listen to Lucius. Cheers to this full blown sensoriel experience!

22 Apr 2023

Why I want to be a Girl Scout…again

It’s that time of year. ..look for me, the much older girl scout…in the back alley. I’m holdin’. Thin Mints. 255 grams. Cash only.
And yes. I’m wearing my Girl Scout uniform from the Seventies. Bay Area Kensington Troop 169 in the house.

20 Apr 2023

The KQED & Noise Pop Block Party Looks Pretty Great

When two wonderful SF institutions get together to throw a block party your ears should perk up.  KQED has teamed up with Noise Pop and is blocking off the streets in front of its storied SF headquarters for an all-day, live music-infused, street festival with delicious local food vendors, legendary Bay Area talent, and of course, your favorite KQED journalists and personalities. 

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07 Feb 2023

Could a Turkey Style Earthquake Happen in California?

Turkey’s tectonic predicament, responsible for the massive quake that struck Kahramanmaras at 4:17 Monday morning, looks awfully familiar.  The tectonic situation in Turkey nearly mirrors California’s. Similar mechanics are at work here. Our dominant faults shove landmasses past one another in opposing directions, much like theirs. The major difference is,

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