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A United Cultural Front, Part 1: Models of Space Preservation & Creation from Oakland & Seattle

Since the Dot-Com Boom of the 1990s, San Francisco, California, has left its hippie and counterculture roots behind to become the poster child for the affordability crisis. With that has come the slow exodus of its creative class, who, priced out, have been forced to seek cheaper alternatives. At one time called the “Detroit of...Read...
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F.U.B.U. & Dani Tirrell’s Black Bois: A Live Performance Review Framed by Solange and A Seat at the Table

Photography by Naomi Ishisaka “But those are the most narrow parameters!” balks my well-meaning white friend. We are on our way to On The Boards to see dancer and choreographer Dani Tirrell’s latest ensemble piece, Black Bois, and unrelatedly, I have just been articulating my latest dating quandary. As a first-generation Chinese-American who equally straddles...Read...
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3 Moons – Jefferson Zurna Band Interview: Inward Revolutions & Astrological Mythologies

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks would pilgrimage to Eleusis, in Attica, to watch a reenactment of the abduction of Persephone by Hades into the Underworld. These rites, known as the Eleusinian Mysteries, offered the ancient Greeks a tactile connection to the Myths of Demeter and Persephone, as well as an intrinsic understanding of...Read...
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Morehshin Allahyari & Ryan Woodring Artist Interviews: Ghost Prints – A Joint Conversation About Destroyed Objects

With her latest series, Material Speculation: ISIS, Iran-born art activist and educator Morehshin Allahyahri has been using 3D modeling and 3D printing to create her own reconstructions of artifacts destroyed by ISIS. A thorough research project involving different archeologists, historians, and museum staff — and with 3D printable files to soon be available to the...
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Nonkeen Band Interview: Decades of Friendship & Collaboration, Forged from Vintage Tape Recorders

Nonkeen’s Frederic Gmeiner and Nils Frahm grew up in a suburb of Hamburg, the German port city famous for the Beatles’ pre-fame residency, nestled up near the North Sea. As they were meeting one another in primary school, their future bandmate, Sebastian Singwald, was growing up on the other side of the Iron Curtain in...Read...
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