Posts Tagged: the Mission

The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #29: Poetry Is an Affliction

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On Thursday night, May 25, an amazing event will take place outside a BART train station in the Mission District of San Francisco, as it has every Thursday night for the past fourteen years. If you were to pass by, you might not even notice what is taking place. The corner of 16th Street and Mission […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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After ten long years without a new story collection from Joy Williams, we are finally rewarded this week with The Visiting Privilege, containing thirteen new stories and thirty-three stories collected from across Williams’s career. Williams is a writer’s writer, a storysmith of the highest caliber whose creations are studied and beloved by the greatest in her field. The […]

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Mission Art Explosion This Weekend!

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San Francisco! Come out this weekend to Art Explosion Spring Open Studios. The opening reception will be held this Friday night at two locations, 2425 17th St and 744 Alabama St, from 7pm-11pm. There will be open studios on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm. Art Explosion features over 140 painters, sculptures, fashion designers, photographers, and jewelers. […]

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The Comical Son Returns

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Bay Area comedy fans may remember the many happy years comedian and Rumpus Radio guest W. Kamau Bell spent in San Francisco before moving to New York for his TV show Totally Biased. The good news is: the show is terrific, using goofy riffs and person-on-the-street interviews to highlight the absurdities of political and social issues. […]

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Kurt Vonnegut Loved Adobe Books, And You Should Too

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Here’s a lovely addition to the ongoing up-again-down-again saga of Adobe Books: Herbert Gold describes Kurt Vonnegut’s last trip to San Francisco, during which the two visited the “eternal no-rent bookshop.” Vonnegut ended up signing a $1.95 used copy of Slaughterhouse Five, which the store’s owners were able to sell “to a collector for enough to […]

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SF’s Adobe Bookshop Lives!

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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 […]

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Morning Coffee

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It’s nice when green design actually look pretty cool, such as this Mexico City stackable solar powered park. On the other hand you have these bus shelters, which leave something to be desired. Actually, it turns out the answer to keeping ourselves safer is through sugar free cookies. “Fairy tales and legends” was the theme […]

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