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SFMOMA Selects Architects for Expansion

Drumroll, please … SFMOMA has selected the Norwegian architecture firm of Snøhetta to design the larger-than-life museum expansion set to house the massive Fisher Collection. Initial design concepts of the team's first West Coast building in the US will be unveiled in spring 2011. The renowned firm will collaborate with a local San Francisco team to create additional gallery space in the museum's Third Street building, as well as an extension designed for Howard Street, which will connect to the back of the existing museum.

Meat of the Matter: Is Pork the New Vegan?

For the socially conscious eater caught between vegan quinoa wraps and pigs’ heads, where is the sweet spot?

Indie Act Grouper Performs @ Berkeley Art Museum This Friday

If you've never had the pleasure of being bathed in the ambient, textured beauty of Grouper's music, your chance is coming up in an ingenious mash-up of art and music at the Berkeley Art Museum this Friday, July 23.

White Walls, the Shooting Gallery and Now 941 Geary

Remember when Tai emerged from her Cher and Dionne makeover in Clueless as a hot new babe? That's kinda like what happened to 941 Geary, a former smog and auto emissions check shop in the Tenderloin that has recently been reborn as a lofty-ceiling-ed, 3,000-square foot gallery space. It's brought to us by SF tastemakers Justin Giarla and Leigh Cooper, the minds behind such local game-changing galleries as as White Walls and the Shooting Gallery.

The Flaming Lips have added a second show to their weekend at the Fox in Oct. Tix go on sale tomorrow am.

Win Tix to 'The Socalled Movie' at the 30th Annual SF Jewish Film Festival

The Socalled Movie, screening next Tuesday at the 30th annual SF Jewish Film Festival, is a dynamic portrait of the musician, rapper, composer, filmmaker and overall wizard Josh Dolgin (aka Socalled).

Joe Goode's Traveling Light

High above our heads, a society matron in a cascading purple dress trills about her life of privilege. Across the hall, a woman in a tightly cinched mechanical bustle glides through a ballroom reminiscing about her halcyon summer affair. In the foggy courtyard, a poverty-stricken man limps toward wealth while dancers cling to window frames behind him (and the audience clings to rough blankets draped over the seats).

The Former 48 Hour Magazine Gets A Media Award & A Lawsuit

The excitement surrounding the launch of 48 Hour Magazine back in April was palpable in the local media scene. An attempt to turn the publishing process on its head by giving contributors 24 hours from concept to deadline, the magazine is truly a brave experiment in the way media is made, packaged and sold.

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