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Fine-Art Photographer Jerry Takigawa Contemplates Our Disposable Society

When artist Jerry Takigawa, 68, saw a jarful of plastic pieces retrieved from the entrails of an albatross at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, he had an epiphany:

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

This Week's Hottest Events: Lucius, Maya Rudolph, and RuPaul's Drag Race

Conversation
Isabel Allende
Chilean-American author (and local) Isabel Allende takes the hot seat at the Jewish Community Center

Must Read: Local Author Molly Antopol's The UnAmericans

In her incredible first book, The UnAmericans (W.W. Norton) out February 3, local author Molly Antopol has established herself as a key player in the Bay Area literary scene, and the whole country has already taken notice.

Blinded By The Signs

Dear Parking Guru,

I’ve lived in SF for a couple of years, am inundated with work, need a car most days to make my life work, and after two years, am still overwhelmed by all of the traffic and signs telling me when, where, why, why not, and for how long I can or cannot park. 

Stuntin' Like My Daddy: 7 Films to Watch this Week

Late January is a notoriously slow period for film releases, but as ever when major studios lag, decent indies crop up to pick up the slack. Check out our rundown of this week's offerings:

Kickstarter Campaign ‘Art on BART’ Hopes to Create Moving Galleries

Commuting on BART every day can be tedious. Most of the time I hurry, drone like, through the motions – use Clipper Card, wait in line, get on train, avoid eye contact, repeat – and I rarely look around or take in my surroundings. 

Local startup WanderArt, however, is looking to get commuters’ attention and beautify the rails with work by Bay Area artists.

15 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

SF Sketchfest is in full swing and the list below doesn't even start to scratch the surface on the number of comedy shows that are happening as I am typing this. In addition to all that, Dave Chapelle is doing a couple of shows in the city — but act fast. Tickets to all of these shows are selling out like crazy! Don't procrastinate. 

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

Straight Shooting with Noir City 12 and Czar of Noir Eddie Muller

In this world of bait and switch, there’s something about getting exactly what you expect that can hit the spot like nothing else can. Nobody knows this better than Eddie Muller, film noir expert, “Czar of Noir,” and the smoking gun behind Noir City, our city’s most perfect genre film festival.

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