Arts + Culture
Pop quiz. Please turn off your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Eyes on your own paper.
The answer is: 88 million.
Is the correct question:
a) What was the number of barrels of oil consumed globally per day in 2011?
b) What was the dollar amount of revenue generated from parking citations in San Francisco last year?
This year the Oscars have claimed an even later opening slot – Sunday, March 2. Inevitably, this means you'll have to cool your jets for almost a month more, waiting to find out who takes home the little golden man.
An old-fashioned sign on the sidewalk of 24th Street reads, “Adobe Books: In the Mission since 1989.” The statement is an affirmation for store founder Andrew McKinley, who recently opened at his new location after the well-publicized tumult surrounding his longstanding 16th Street address.
The world-class comedy showcase SF Sketchfest returns with an insanely well-curated program of top-notch comedians, anniversary film screenings, star-studded panels, and tributes to some of entertainment's legendary and notorious cutups, including actor Alan Arkin (The In-Laws), television stars Key & Peele, and the greatest band in history Tenacious D.
Last weekend the modern art community was abuzz about the FOG Design + Art Fair at the Fort Mason Center. Art and design galleries exhibited furniture, fine art and design objects for the Bay Area's creative kind. Ride the wave of excitment about the local art scene by popping by these new art shows.
7x7 checks in with a member of the local film scene and takes their temperature. This week, we chat with SF-based film director Jesse Moss.
Book club types and lit lovers can rejoice—there's a new way to stay on top of what's trending in top short story fiction today. Connu (which means "known" in French and which is the company name approved by none other than Margaret Atwood!) posts one short story a day, each recommended by an established author. Launched in November, the app curates the crowded book marketplace by hand-selecting one story at a time as a way to ensure that each featured emerging writer is given his/her proper due.
Art can be recycled. So says Japanese-German artist Kota Ezawa, who sometimes repurposes his own imagery—he recently produced a light box from his 2006 computer vector drawing Nan and Brian in Bed.