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01 Jul 2022

Anything But Silent: The San Francisco Mime Troupe Returns

When you think of a mime troupe, it’s easy for us to think of a group of folks who don’t speak while they act or mimic something in their movements. However, the San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) is anything but silent. After 2 years away, they are ready for their

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03 Jun 2022

John Waters to Help Open ‘Thee Stork Club’ in Oakland

A reanimation of the legendary Oakland dive bar.

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02 Jun 2022

Small Press Traffic Announces New Publication Committed to Paying Writers a Fair Rate

In recent years, the starving writer rarely encounters new opportunities for well-compensated publication. This is especially true in the Bay Area, where rent prices climb and creatives cower, as locally lauded publications like California College of the Arts’ Art Practical and Wolfman Books’ New Life Quarterly quietly fold out of financial necessity. So, when

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18 May 2022

Broke-Ass Poets: Finn Turner

A Woman In Her Room A woman in her room feels sometimes that she lives on the back of the world, as if, while studying a tapestry, she found she had been gazing at its rough reverse.  On Rossetti’s ‘Blue Silk Dress’ Jane Burden, famous for your face and illustrious

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18 May 2022

Broke-Ass Poets: Curt Hopkins

We like poetry (we swear) and we’re making space for it, too. Today’s Broke-Ass poet is local author and “busy, somewhat overfed crepuscular passerine,” Curt Hopkins. III. The paranoid dead From the broken soil spirits whisper, Goth and Magothy are the kings of the Unclean Nations. The dead are the

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13 May 2022

We Found SF’s Hidden Ball Pit & Indoor Swing

During the height of the pandemic, we all had to hit pause on any amount of fun for a moment while we sat inside waiting for the world to reset. The toll that took on us was huge. Since then, I’ve been bopping around the Bay Area finding the places

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01 Apr 2022

A Permanent Home For Artists: Seaport Studios

This goes out to all the dreamers who have dreamt of permanent creative maker spaces in the Bay Area. While the fabric of The Bay Area’s artistic communities has repeatedly been at risk of being pushed out, a newly formed space called Seaport Studios in Richmond is here to stay.

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16 Mar 2022

Legendary Vintage Shop Moves to North Beach After 10 Years in the Tenderloin

Exactly one decade after its debut in San Francisco, Vacation closed its Tenderloin storefront at 704 Larkin Street on February 15, 2022.  Kristin Klein, the owner of the legendary vintage shop, was initially drawn to the Tenderloin as a “timeless snapshot of a city,” imbued with a great nostalgia “where

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