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2011 Stories by Heidi De Vries

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  • Any Way You Slice It

    published December 14, 2011

    Mission Pie is our favorite kind of local business. Not only is its walnut pie (with a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top, natch) among the... More >>

  • For Every Beginning, an End

    published December 28, 2011

    It'll soon be time to finalize those New Year's resolutions, and if (like us), one of yours is to shoehorn more art and culture into your life, we... More >>

  • Silent Souls Explores Ancient Marriage and Death Rites in Modern-Day Russia

    published Dec 27, 2011

    It'll soon be time to finalize those New Year's resolutions, and if (like us), one of yours is to shoehorn more art and culture into your life, we have a suggestion to get a head-start on a richer 201... More >>

  • Book Off

    published November 9, 2011

    Behold one of the most irritating situations known to humanity: You're positive you're right about something that happened, but someone else... More >>

  • Think Locally, Shop Creatively

    published December 7, 2011

    We San Franciscans are good at a lot of things. We’re experts at protesting injustice, mapping out bike routes that involve the fewest... More >>

  • Get Into the Escape

    published December 21, 2011

    Those of us of a certain age and musical inclination might remember the cover of Kate Bush's 1982 album The Dreaming. On it, the singer is dressed... More >>

  • City of Awesome Incorporates San Franciscans' Self-Portraits Into Landscapes
    FEATURED STORY

    "City of Awesome" Incorporates San Franciscans' Self-Portraits Into Landscapes

    published Dec 13, 2011

    Mission Pie is our favorite kind of local business. Not only is its walnut pie (with a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top, natch) among the world's perfect desserts, but since day one the shop has b... More >>

  • Lightness of Being

    published November 30, 2011

    Holiday blues. Winter doldrums. Seasonal affective disorder. We in the Bay Area know it well, that feeling of wanting to crawl under a rock not to... More >>

  • Lost Girls

    published November 16, 2011

    The books of the Torah are strewn with stories of women who don't have the easiest time of it, to put it mildly. There is Miriam, who despite her... More >>

  • It's in the Bag

    published November 9, 2011

    Jibz Cameron is not known for her subtlety, and that's exactly why we love her. Performing as her alter ego Dynasty Handbag, lipstick... More >>

  • Poetic Co-conspirators

    published November 2, 2011

    It’s hard to think of any living person more representative of the spirit of San Francisco than Lawrence Ferlinghetti. This is the... More >>

  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti Still Knows How to Command a Room

    published Nov 03, 2011

    It's hard to think of any living person more representative of the spirit of San Francisco than Lawrence Ferlinghetti. This is the man who co-founded City Lights as a bookstore as well as a publishing... More >>

  • Contact Sports

    published October 26, 2011

    Think about the last time you got outside and played a game with your friends. For us it was probably back in high school, when Capture the Flag... More >>

  • Watching the Watchers

    published September 7, 2011

    In 1791 Jeremy Bentham published plans for what he called the Panopticon. Meant to be applied to prison design, it has rooms arranged in a circle... More >>

  • Strong Female Characters

    published October 19, 2011

    Part of what gives San Francisco its, um, charm is its vibrant history of colorful characters. The city has survived multiple earthquakes in... More >>

  • Art Takes Root

    published October 19, 2011

    Say you're a struggling artist and can't exactly afford a studio on top of what you're paying for your room in that house you're sharing with six... More >>

  • Studio Time

    published October 12, 2011

    If you’ve lived in the Bay Area for even a little while, you’ve heard whispers about this magical spot just across the Golden Gate... More >>

  • S.F.'s First Sex Workers Led a Different Gold Rush: Madams of the Barbary Coast

    published Oct 19, 2011

    Part of San Francisco's charm is its vibrant history of colorful characters. The city has survived multiple earthquakes in addition to cultural and political upheavals. From the beginning, our enticin... More >>

  • Art Takes Root at Root Division's Auction

    published Oct 18, 2011

    Say you're a struggling artist, and can't afford a studio on top of the rent for the room in that house you share with six other struggling artists. For the past decade Root Division has offered a sol... More >>

  • Inside Out

    published October 5, 2011

    When Irma Rodriguez learned she had HIV she was serving time in prison on drug charges. For the next 15 years of her incarceration, she submitted... More >>

  • The Skull Behind the Face

    published August 24, 2011

    While wandering through the underwater exhibits at the California Academy of Sciences, artist Thanh Diep found inspiration in the adaptability of... More >>

  • Trash or Treasure? Yes

    published September 21, 2011

    On the way here we notice the gulls. We call it a venue, but it’s mostly a transfer station, just across the freeway from the bay. It gets... More >>

  • FEATURED STORY

    Trash and Treasure Become One at Recology's Artist in Residence Exhibitions

    published Sep 21, 2011

    On the way to Recology San Francisco we notice the gulls. We call it a venue, but it's mostly a transfer station, just across the freeway from the bay. It gets hordes of visitors in the form of birds,... More >>

  • Undeniable

    published September 14, 2011

    If you happened to pass Southern Exposure gallery last weekend on your way to a Mission brunch, you might have wondered about the long line... More >>

  • Ten Years Gone

    published September 7, 2011

    When the planes crashed into the World Trade Center 10 years ago today, local artist Ben Wood had just started his first week of grad school at... More >>

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