Monday, October 16, 2017

Walk the Talk

As Trump cancels funding for low-income health care, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris says we need to "fight back with everything we've got."

Monday, October 09, 2017

Culture-Jamming

The SI2 gallery is now online.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

No Mexicans No Food

Nationwide, the shortage of migrant workers means crops go unpicked, and if things keep going the way they are, food shortages could occur.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Cost of Water

The San Joaquin Valley Westlands Water District--the largest irrigation district in the United States--voted no on Governor Brown's Delta Tunnels project to increase the amount of Sacramento River water flowing to the Central Valley and Southern California. Fearing high taxes levied on irrigators to finance the tunnels, this vote could spell the end of Brown's legacy project, that has pitted the Winnemem Wintu tribe at Shasta Lake against the Governor's plan which they believe would cause extinction of their Chinook salmon.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

With No Context

Collisions, directed by artist and filmmaker Lynette Wallworth, is a poetic virtual reality (VR) journey to the homeland of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian Pilbara desert. The Martu lived largely untouched by Western culture until the 1960s. Nyarri's first contact with Western culture came in the 1950s via a dramatic collision between his traditional world view and the cutting edge of Western science and technology when he witnessed firsthand, and with no context, an atomic test.

Collisions plays at the Exploratorium Sep 21 to Oct 22. Ticket info here.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Car Talk

Market and Van Ness will never be the same if the 39-story luxury condo development One Oak proceeds as proposed. 304 units doesn't sound like much, unless you factor in a realistic transportation impact analysis, which the city has intentionally ignored.

In a neighborhood with two major traffic corridors and 7,200 new units planned for development, providing 73 parking spaces at One Oak is laughable. With no on-street parking available, double parking for taxis and deliveries will create gridlock.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Cannabis Cocktails

Bay Area Bites reviews cannabis cocktails in the Castro.