Posts Tagged: San Francisco
Hot tip from Xeni Jardin: the Bay Area Film Society is screening Farmcore tomorrow at New Nothing Cinema in San Francisco.
Farmcore is a documentary about the Farm, a San Francisco community center during the ’70s and ’80s that housed gardens, farm animals, daycare facilities, a library, and…a venue for punk bands like the Dead Kennedys and the Descendents....more
“Like many people who moved to San Francisco in the early 1990s, I did it because San Francisco was cheap,” Ken Layne writes in a post for the Awl titled “Is San Francisco the Brooklyn to Silicon Valley’s Unbuilt Manhattan?...more
Come out to The Booksmith on Tuesday, December 11th for ZYZZYVA’s Holiday Party and Reading to celebrate the release of their Winter Issue.
Featuring Rumpus contributor Chaney Kwak, Carolyn Miller, Brian Boies and Earle McCartney. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be provided....more
Tomorrow is Fireside’s monthly storytelling event at The Jellyfish Gallery in SOMA.
The lineup includes Rumpus interviewee Joe Loya, NPR’s Doug Cordell, and former San Francisco mayoral candidate Chicken John. The theme is IN HOT PERSUIT/ THE GREAT ESCAPE, which is “intentionally broad, so we could be hearing stories about car chases, breaking up with that ‘special’ someone, or somewhere in between.”
Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 8pm....more
Good news: Adobe Bookshop, which has spent twenty-three years in the Mission, will not be closing despite rising rent.
Andrew McKinley, the proprietor of Adobe, explains his plan to transform the shop.
“I choose to be an optimist and believe that the store can be saved, providing enough people band together to contribute labor, sufficient funds, and creative energy to transform Adobe Bookshop into a viable cooperative business entity....more
The Bold Italic is going on tour!
The site will be traveling up and down the west coast to Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. In each city, there will be a pop-up shop featuring goodies from local San Francisco stores, an art show curated by Dan Johnson Lake, Berlin Style Ping-Pong, and much more!...more
San Francisco photographer Shawn Clover, has been working on a project that compares aftermath photos from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake with pictures he take currently. Unlike other photography projects that present pictures from the past and the present side by side, Clover melds the two photos into each other, making his work all the more impressive:
“Now comes the fun part. Where was the exact spot the photographer stood?...more
Rumpus artist extraordinaire Jason Novak brings The Bay Citizen an illustrated story of taking his young daughter to the Hunky Jesus Contest, a San Francisco Easter tradition Novak used to attend as a teenager “hungry to outrage” his elders.
“Easter in Dolores Park is part of the fabled other country that swells in my imagination....more
Rumpus contributor Anna Pulley (who Sugar named as one of her favorite advice columnists) helps Dan Savage answer a query on his latest Savage Love episode. Pulley doles out wisdom on lesbian-identified bisexual women and discusses her Salon piece “San Francisco Turned Me Straight.”...more
Wes Wilson was the rock-poster guru of the 60’s. His designs were used by the Beatles, the Doors and are so site-specifically San Francisco, from those art-filled days where you could rent a room for 30 bucks a month.
He talks about the age of pre-computer designing, 60’s San Francisco and the evolution of his psychedelic aesthetic in this interview with Collector’s Weekly....more
Ian Huebert, the San Francisco-based artist who goes way back with the Rumpus (also the mastermind behind the Rumpus logo), has a beautiful poster series out, featured on bus shelters throughout San Francisco. One of the many commuters who depend on two-wheeled transportation, Huebert’s series, The Golden Spoke, documents city life from the bicyclist’s perspective....more
Broke-Ass Stuart’s site-specific musings on the San Francisco living experience are illustrated by our very own comic master, Wendy MacNaughton in the Bold Italic. He breaks down the major SF living points and she makes them into aesthetically pleasing diagrams, both of which are eerily accurate....more