Arts + Culture
It was time to renew my passport. Most of the process is surprisingly easy and efficient. The main challenge of renewing your passport in person at the SF branch is finding parking and trying to not be late for the appointment. Since the SFPark street sensors are offline temporarily, I found myself having to resort to old school methods of finding parking. It's always good to put the low tech backup skillset to use.
Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.
Sebastián Lelio’s quotidian masterpiece Gloria could have been written from the liner notes of Laura Branigan’s disco-licious anthem to the fast-moving woman, which plays out in the credits in the perfect mix of the ecstatic and the mundane (more on that later). True joy is often in short supply in cinema, and Gloria is as ebullient and emotional about the everyday as any film in recent memory.
We all know B.J. Novak's adorable face from The Office, but now the actor, screenwriter, director, and executive producer is adding short story writer to his ever-growing list of talents. In his debut book, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (released by Knopf on Feb. 4), he tells oddball tales of friendships, missed connections, historic roasts, celebrity intel, and more.
A masterful doodler, a Surrealist, a feminist, a sculpture -- the artists featured in this week's art gallery openings offer a range of styles, and artistic visions. Stop in.