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2005 Stories by Hiya Swanhuyser

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  • How to Make (Almost) Everything: A Do-It-Yourself Primer

    published December 28, 2005

    By Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne Clarkson Potter (December), $25 This title, aka the ReadyMade book, won't surprise... More >>

  • Du Right

    published November 30, 2005

    ONGOING 11/30-3/5/2006 After spending a year in jail for his involvement in China's pro-democratic protests, Wang Du moved to Paris,... More >>

  • Power Up

    published November 30, 2005

    FRI-SUN 12/2-4 Your average gamer, manning his Taco Bell register or trying once again to whittle down his semester course load,... More >>

  • Come Together

    published November 30, 2005

    ONGOING 12/2-18 I get tired of the arts scene in our hard-to-categorize city always being divvied up into neat slots. If you feel the... More >>

  • Band Apart

    published November 23, 2005

    "Projectionists," Craig Baldwin tells me, "get bored." We're sitting in the mod mad scientist's basement, among film canisters stacked to the... More >>

  • A Thrilling Death

    published November 23, 2005

    ONGOING 11/23-12/31 I first saw Grigor and Valentyna Paylevanyan in a burst of staccato images glimpsed through unabashed double takes... More >>

  • Quite the Catch

    published November 23, 2005

    TUES 11/29 In the 1980s, you could find mural-size photographs of 49ers quarterback Joe Montana in the atriums of downtown... More >>

  • Bombing the Mission

    published November 23, 2005

    WED 11/23 The idea of a feature film about graffiti culture might remind you of 1984's wrongheaded Breakin', which only... More >>

  • Clap Your Hands, Say "Ole!"

    published November 23, 2005

    FRI-SUN 11/25-27 The Bay Area is full of gypsies. Many of us have spent decades wandering between the East Coast and the West,... More >>

  • Structured Cinema

    published November 16, 2005

    WED-THURS 11/16-17 Single shots, the building blocks of film, mass into palaces or collapse into rubble depending on the mortaring... More >>

  • Mount Up

    published November 16, 2005

    FRI 11/18 Higher Ground is Warren Miller's 56th film in so many years -- 56th! -- so we can forgive him if his... More >>

  • Hubba Hubba

    published November 16, 2005

    THURS 11/17 The piano-bar performances of contemporary cabaret often don't hold a candle to the classic stuff. Think the Moulin... More >>

  • Tough Love

    published November 16, 2005

    FRI-SAT 11/18-19 First crushes are always painful, especially when they involve a literal punch or pigtail-pull from one... More >>

  • Fight Club

    published November 9, 2005

    WED 11/9 Battling Retief Goosen at Pebble Beach for three hours while incurring weirdly persistent left-hand numbness is hardly... More >>

  • Walking Her Walk

    published November 9, 2005

    WED 11/9 Viv Corringham appreciates the racket of urban street noise; it inspires her to sing. The celebrated British... More >>

  • The Dance Front

    published November 9, 2005

    ONGOING 11/11-20 There's a sense of surrealism to the evening news these days, with massive hurricanes, crippling tsunamis, and... More >>

  • Dead Beat

    published November 2, 2005

    Apparently, pre-Columbian Mexicans did not believe in death -- which, yes, sounds insane. But think about it: You've got friends and family you... More >>

  • Cat Food

    published November 2, 2005

    ONGOING 11/5-12/3 Art that attempts to give animals a voice is a noble endeavor, but these misshapen critters look like a... More >>

  • Alcatraz Razzmatazz

    published November 2, 2005

    SAT-SUN 11/5-6 It was once a grimly celebrated fact that Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was "inescapable." The swim across the frigid,... More >>

  • Robert's Rocket?

    published November 2, 2005

    SUN 11/6 The fate of comics artists is often absurd: While eternal fame goes to people like Roy Lichtenstein who "comment" on the... More >>

  • A Filipino Dorothy

    published November 2, 2005

    ONGOING 11/3-20 The Wizard of Oz meets the dreaded Filipino fiend the aswang: Does this sound weird, even for a... More >>

  • Mad Doodling

    published October 26, 2005

    ONGOING 10/26-3/12/06 Growing up, I never even held a stack of comics, to say nothing of... More >>

  • His Story

    published October 26, 2005

    SAT 10/29 Lots of people know about Finocchio's, the "gender illusionist" cabaret that in the 1940s and '50s sat where Enrico's is... More >>

  • World's End

    published October 26, 2005

    WED-SAT 10/26-29 Step into the serene Varnish Fine Art, grab a glass of wine, and witness, in close proximity, the end of days... More >>

  • A Cute Couple

    published October 26, 2005

    ONGOING 10/26-11/21 Maybe you've noticed the billboard suggesting Bonnie & Clyde as a Halloween costume idea? On it, the people... More >>

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