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2014 Stories by Devin Holt

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  • Inside the Celluloid Dream

    published April 2, 2014

    The great composer Richard Wagner was said to believe in creating "total works of art." He wrote operas so expansive the audience would feel... More >>

  • Spatter Patterns

    published March 26, 2014

    The Synesthesia Film Festival is a new monthly screening night with a networking vibe. The focus is on short films, and the group aims... More >>

  • Go With The Flow

    published March 26, 2014

    It may sound counterintuitive, but the hottest trend in juggling these days is to lower the number of balls to one or two. Instead of trying... More >>

  • Twain in San Francisco

    published March 19, 2014

    The story sounds like it could happen today: A young man moves to San Francisco and gets a job writing news articles for a local outfit that... More >>

  • Mamma's Homecoming

    published March 19, 2014

    It's hard to go wrong with a show like Mamma Mia! Catherine Johnson's feel-good musical has a little something for everyone: a... More >>

  • Scammers' Secrets

    published March 12, 2014

    Cons, Scams, and Undue Influence are everywhere, according to Patrick O'Reilly, a clinical psychologist and professor at UCSF. From... More >>

  • Covered CA Comedy

    published March 12, 2014

    A quick search on Google found high rates for professional therapists. Family counselors start around $120 an hour, and psychiatrists with a... More >>

  • The Castro, America

    published March 5, 2014

    Putting on the Ritz is an all-day tribute to the singing, dancing, acting, and all-out hysterical phenomenon that is Rita Moreno. The... More >>

  • SeaSick

    published February 26, 2014

    Talk about a vacation gone wrong. When Bryan and Kym, the pair at the center of Wishful Sinking, board a cruise ship to... More >>

  • Flicks & Dips

    published February 26, 2014

    The films featured at Hummus, Falafel, and Brisket — Oh My! have some bumper sticker-worthy titles. There is Make Hummus Not... More >>

  • Slowbots

    published February 26, 2014

    The future has always been about robots. From the creepy mind games of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey to the domestic service of Rosie on... More >>

  • Beware the Microbial Overlords

    published February 26, 2014

    This one will either raise a lot of awareness or help sell a lot of hand sanitizer. Maybe even both. Pandemic! A Plan for the Planet is... More >>

  • Tech Conference

    published February 19, 2014

    A common criticism of the technology industry (aside from our exorbitant rental prices, of course) is that its workers don't represent the... More >>

  • And The winner is...

    published February 19, 2014

    Watching the Oscars can be exasperating. When a film that should have won didn't, or an actor who shouldn't have won did, the temptation to... More >>

  • Down on The Bay(Ou)

    published February 19, 2014

    With Mardi Gras approaching, it's worth exploring a few of the similarities between San Francisco and New Orleans. Both cities are defined by... More >>

  • Turn That Frown Upside Down

    published February 12, 2014

    The Purple Paoli Memorial Hoopla is a fitting tribute to the circus legend it was created to remember. Paoli Lacy was a mainstay of the... More >>

  • Would You Like Balls With That?

    published February 12, 2014

    If the title is anything to go by, Estrogen Entree with a Side of Balls isn't a comedy show for the squeamish or reserved.... More >>

  • True Love Stories

    published February 5, 2014

    For the partnered, it's a question that pops up all the time: "How did you first meet?" Jill Bourque has been asking that question for years,... More >>

  • Historic Horse Hunt

    published February 5, 2014

    The annual Chinese New Year parade is tonight, and will take over large swaths of downtown. But scattered among the lion dancers and red... More >>

  • Fishes and Father Figures

    published January 29, 2014

    The ASKEW Film and Performance Festival is a look at some of the best and most groundbreaking work from the Bay Area's "fringe"... More >>

  • Strange Alchemy

    published January 29, 2014

    Prepare yourself for a chocolate-meets-peanut butter moment. This event, Wagner Bowling, rolls together two things previously... More >>

  • Super Duper View

    published January 22, 2014

    It wasn't supposed to be like this. The Big Game 37: Men In Tights was supposed to be a capstone; a cherry at the top of a long list of... More >>

  • Tricky Trivia

    published January 22, 2014

    NPR's comedy quiz show Ask Me Another is usually recorded live in Brooklyn, but a recent podcast announced a visit to the city... More >>

  • Surviving the Shift

    published January 15, 2014

    In Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, Player Piano, there are two classes of people: engineers and everyone else. The vast majority of work... More >>

  • Dear Diary, I'm Awful

    published January 15, 2014

    Just about everyone has a few things from childhood they would prefer stay hidden. Ours is a short story about a mysterious blob that eats... More >>

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