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Rachel Wolfson

Historic San Francisco Church Restored for Art and Innovation

Rachel Wolfson | December 6, 2016 | San Francisco
If you live in the Bay Area then you probably understand that most people here tend to think they are "gods of innovation". That being said, it only makes sense to transform a historic San Francisco church into a center for art and innovation, right? This is what Venture Investor...
Jeremy Affeldt

War And Peace In Times Of Conflict

Jeremy Affeldt | November 30, 2016 | Religion
Now war is about economic power, or taking someone's land, or getting access to resources like oil, water, or trade routes. But one way or another, most wars are started in hate. Whether it's inter-religious hate or hatred between nations, war is almost always begun in hate.
Sen. Barbara Boxer

It's Time For The Winners To Win

Sen. Barbara Boxer | November 29, 2016 | Politics
The presidency is the only office in the land where the winner is decided not by the popular vote, but by the Electoral College -- an outdated system that does not reflect our democracy or the principle of "one person, one vote."
Sarah Granger

The Bay Area Needs Crisis Text Line - Text 741741 and Share #BAYbrave to Save a Life

Sarah Granger | November 29, 2016 | San Francisco
I wish I could say I've never been seriously suicidal, but it's not true. Twice friends helped me out. Twice I reached out for help to services that were not helpful (university services and later a suicide hotline). Somehow I pulled myself out, and eventually, with professional help, I figured...
Aisling Carroll

The Stars Hollow of the Bay Area

Aisling Carroll | November 23, 2016 | San Francisco
I stood stupefied in front of a craggily, handwritten note that read, "Luggage lost! (Out of car)! If found, please call ..." The note was taped to a pole, near the Incurable Collector antique shop. A few days later, and two episodes into watching the Gilmore Girls, I realized:...
Leo Stutzin

Cirque du Soleil Returns to SF With a Dazzling Luzia: Acrobatics and Visual Spectacles Amid Images of Mexico

Leo Stutzin | November 22, 2016 | San Francisco
In the foreground, a monarch butterfly; behind, a thundering metal steed Matt Beard, Cirque du Soleil At its best, Cirque du Soleil delivers astonishment, employing a brilliant fusion of athleticism, spectacle, music and showmanship. With Luzia, which opened a two-month...
Leo Stutzin

Safe House at Aurora: An Exquisite Fusion of Drama and History Bares a Little-Known Aspect of America's Past

Leo Stutzin | November 15, 2016 | San Francisco
An emotional Addison (David Everett Moore) tells aunt Dorcas (Dawn L. Troupe) and brother Frank (Lance Gardner) about a talk with the sheriff. Photos by David Allen We've all read, heard and seen a good deal about the horrors...
Sean Martinfield

Leah Crocetto Debuts as Aïda in New Production at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | November 20, 2016 | San Francisco
Leah Crocetto met with me after the final dress rehearsal for Aïda now at San Francisco Opera through December 6. This marks her debut in the title role - an occasion that the opera world anticipated - but perhaps not this soon. "It is coming at the right...

How is Silicon Valley Part of the Inequality Solution?

Quora | November 10, 2016 | San Francisco
How is Silicon Valley part of the inequality solution? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director at Code for America, on Quora....
Arturo Carmona

The Most Consequential Criminal Justice Policy Shift In A Generation For Latinos Is Prop 64

Arturo Carmona | November 8, 2016 | Latino Voices
From Colombia to El Salvador, Mexico to Los Angeles, it is impossible to ignore the legacy of death, destruction and destabilization that the drug war has had in Latin America and in U.S. Latino communities.
Arthur Bruzzone

Pain Relief If Your Candidate Loses

Arthur Bruzzone | November 7, 2016 | Politics
The country has more to fear than the despotic proclivities of each candidate.
Arthur Bruzzone

Mistaken Identity: Why Emailgate Is And Is Not Like Watergate

Arthur Bruzzone | November 1, 2016 | Politics
The winner of the 2016 election cycle will not be determined by a FBI investigation. Voters are immune to scandals this election cycle. They've accepted that both candidates are deeply flawed.
Fran Moreland Johns

Age, Agility & National Stamina

Fran Moreland Johns | November 1, 2016 | San Francisco
It is a little known but verifiable fact that this writer is a graduate of Circus 101. Well, I completed the course, that is, some five or six decades past my turning-cartwheels-in-the-backyard days. The author and her sister in the back yard,...
Leo Stutzin

Stoppard's The Hard Problem at ACT: A High-Energy Exploration of Philosophical Ideas and Conflicts

Leo Stutzin | October 30, 2016 | San Francisco
Hilary (Brenda Meaney) and Spike (Dan Clegg): What's on their minds? God and math. Photos by Kevin Berne Can everything in human life, or in existence of any sort, be explained by higher math and supercomputers? Some scientists believe it...
Leo Stutzin

The Last Tiger in Haiti at Berkeley Rep: Folklore and Youthful Resiliency Open a Path to Survival

Leo Stutzin | October 26, 2016 | San Francisco
Brittany Bellizeare is Rose and Andy Lucien is Max in Last Tiger Photos by Jim Carmody Historians traditionally approach Haiti with a wide-angle lens, recounting centuries of slavery, revolution, tyranny, corruption and endemic poverty; contemporary news reports typically bring a...
Leo Stutzin

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in Berkeley: A scorching revival of Albee's Domestic Demolition Derby

Leo Stutzin | October 24, 2016 | San Francisco
Sizzling: Josh Schell as Nick, Beth Wilmurt as Martha, David Sinaiko as George Photos by by Jessica Palopoli Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? strips bare the deceptions and bonds that hold together two horrible marriages. Shotgun Players' current staging of...
Sean Martinfield

Nadja Michael - A Brilliant 'Emilia Marty', Now at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | October 23, 2016 | San Francisco
Soprano Nadja Michael made her San Francisco Opera debut exactly seven years ago in the title role of Richard Strauss' Salome. Directed and choreographed by Séan Curran, the Bruno Schwengl production was packed with shock and awe. Nadja's artistic resources - colossal vocal chops, Olympian grace, histrionic clout...

Bike Rage Explained: Why Drivers and Cyclists Don't Get Along

NerdWallet | October 14, 2016 | San Francisco
By Alex Glenn Bicycle commuting has enjoyed a huge popularity surge in recent years. Since 2005, bike-commuting rates have jumped 46% nationally, on average, with exponentially larger increases in many big cities, according to the League of American Bicyclists. But with cars and bikes increasingly competing for the same road...
Steven Hill

'Company Town': A Film About How Tech Steamrolled San Francisco

Steven Hill | October 13, 2016 | San Francisco
Many hipsters and "new tech" enthusiasts are enraptured by the so-called "sharing economy" and its leading companies, such as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft. If you really believe that these companies have anything to do with "sharing," then you really need to see Company Town.
Sean Martinfield

Brad Lubman - On Conducting '2001', this week at Davies Symphony Hall

Sean Martinfield | October 13, 2016 | San Francisco
Brad Lubman has the plummiest job in town this week - conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in three screenings of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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