Irreverent local monologuist Josh Kornbluth turns his considerable powers of pondering to Andy Warhol's Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century. Raised atheist by Marxist parents, Kornbluth reacted strongly when he first saw Warhol's 1980 exhibit at The Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco. Commissioned by the museum to explore his unease on stage, Kornbluth developed his latest one-man show, Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews?, turning his theatrical monocle on pop art, cultural Judaism, and what on god's green earth Warhol's motives were.
There was no valet parking on Mission or Valencia streets 15 years ago. No one was no waiting 10 minutes in line for Tartine or Ritual coffee. The only slightly gentrified business on the Valencia strip was Val 21 – (now Dosa) right next to the lesbian bookstore. 23rd Street was inhabited by Radio Valencia (serving up pre-mp3 mixed music), instead of people drinking absinthe at Beretta.