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2013 Stories by Heidi De Vries

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  • A Passion for Collecting

    published January 30, 2013

    We have a lot to celebrate during Black History Month. There’s the 50th anniversary of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech, a... More >>

  • Embodying Art

    published February 6, 2013

    Things weren't going so hot in Japan a decade after WWII. Two of its cities were recovering from having been brutally bombed, and the entire... More >>

  • Controlled Chaos

    published February 20, 2013

    The symmetry of a dew-laden spiderweb. The whorls and lines etched into your skin. The swirling clouds of gas and dust being pushed out from a... More >>

  • Warp and Weave

    published February 6, 2013

    Close your eyes and think of Los Angeles. What comes to mind? Cars stuck in never-ending gridlock? Bleached-blonde starlets teetering on sky-high... More >>

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    published February 20, 2013

    Disney’s animated version of the story of Aladdin had a lot going on. There were the Broadway-worthy songs, Robin Williams hamming it... More >>

  • Blasting for Babes

    published January 9, 2013

    Mel Ramos makes the kind of paintings you're embarrassed to encounter while strolling through SFMOMA with your family. Currently one of the... More >>

  • Myth-Busting

    published January 16, 2013

    We do what we have to do to live in our glorious Bay Area, but it’s hard not to wish for a smidge more economic security from time to time.... More >>

  • Remember to Breathe

    published February 13, 2013

    Though Groucho Marx famously declared, "I don't want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member," many of us welcome the... More >>

  • Yo Ho Yo Ho

    published January 23, 2013

    We fondly remember the first time we were mopped. There we were, innocently admiring the tub of lard at 826 Valencia's Pirate Supply Store, when... More >>

  • Video of the Day: Pirate Lightning

    published Feb 04, 2013

    We fondly remember the first time we were mopped. There we were, innocently admiring the tub of lard at 826 Valencia's Pirate Supply Store, when all of a sudden an old-fashioned fuzzy mop dropped on o... More >>

  • Free at Last

    published January 9, 2013

    On March 7, 1965, hundreds of men and women attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., to protest white resistance to black voter... More >>

  • A Lavish Display

    published January 2, 2013

    Maybe you can beat your niece and nephew at Just Dance 4 on the Wii. Maybe you’re a So You Think You Can Dance junkie and host... More >>

  • SOMArts Explores Peace through Visual Art

    published Jan 22, 2013

    We hate to state the obvious, but the world really doesn't seem like such a peaceful place right now. Shootings in our cities and in our schools, a prison system intent on perpetuating cycles of pover... More >>

  • Solid, Liquid, Gas

    published January 2, 2013

    If you visited last year’s excellent group exhibition “State of Mind” at the Berkeley Art Museum, you might have been treated to... More >>

  • Video of the Day: The Elaborate Dreamscapes of Asal Fallah

    published Jan 03, 2013

    A young woman dressed in a wedding gown flies through the air, her eyes closed. In one hand she grasps a portrait of the back of a man's head, and the same rope that binds her wrist and upper arm appe... More >>

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