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2011 Stories by Hiya Swanhuyser

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  • A Very Mary Christmas

    published December 7, 2011

    When you think “drag queen,” you probably think “glamorous lip-synching.” So it may come as some surprise to hear about... More >>

  • Jump! Jump! Jump Around!

    published November 30, 2011

    Margery Williams, your story The Velveteen Rabbit holds the power to make people cry just by mentioning it, you magnificent... More >>

  • Table Manners

    published November 16, 2011

    One's dinner companions are so important, even if they are faux. At LEVYdance's new production, ROMP, said companions are not really at... More >>

  • Trans National

    published November 2, 2011

    The Transgender Film Festival celebrates its big 1-0 this year, (congratulations to indefatigable artistic director Shawna Virago!) and... More >>

  • Wong Is the Loneliest Number

    published November 2, 2011

    Kristina Wong broke her own heart via four years of touring her one-woman show about depression. It was called Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s... More >>

  • Stamp It Out

    published October 19, 2011

    Monica Canilao’s paintings and drawings have a warm, stick-like quality. She sometimes works in “woodburn” on oak panel and renders... More >>

  • Here's What Happened, Kid

    published October 19, 2011

    “I show the best show, and tell the best tell,” says Jason Magabo Perez, channeling a disturbed third-grader. In a passionate stage... More >>

  • Dancers on a Train

    published October 12, 2011

    On trains, on sculpture, and on libraries (main as well as branch) is where you find your live dance performances this weekend. The annual Trolley... More >>

  • Color Swirl

    published October 12, 2011

    Imagine it: You see a provocative performance, and it leaves you with questions – maybe even uncomfortably strong opinions you didn't even... More >>

  • Teacher Bus, Take Me Away!

    published October 5, 2011

    We went on a “bus takes you to odd outdoor spots to be entertained” trip once. It was mostly awful. The performers were entirely... More >>

  • Shiny, Pretty

    published October 5, 2011

    It was a sad day when this gallery shut its doors — it was pushed out of its large, beautiful space, with its wine bar and split levels... More >>

  • Dancing in the Street

    published September 28, 2011

    Katie Faulkner and Michael Trigilio are in a park, and they’ve just sprinkled improvisors all over it. The video preview for We... More >>

  • Suzanne Took Us Down

    published September 28, 2011

    The last time we saw the all-male a capella Leonard Cohen choir, the musical director of the Conspiracy of Beards lost his patience with... More >>

  • Pretty Pottery

    published September 21, 2011

    “Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum” is a major new special exhibition at the Asian Art Museum, replacing the popular... More >>

  • Too Late Baby, Now, It's Too Late

    published September 21, 2011

    Elvis Costello did not coin the phrase “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture,” but he repeated it, adding... More >>

  • Jazz for Kids

    published September 14, 2011

    Marcus Shelby is a great composer. He's a heavy-duty jazz bass player, a music historian, and an engaged... More >>

  • Driven to Abstraction

    published September 7, 2011

    Large-scale abstract paintings ask you to do things. They ask you to stand in front of them a while, to see what you see -- because you can’t... More >>

  • A Little of This, a Little of That

    published August 31, 2011

    Talkdemonic is two people making music in the high-tech/low-tech universe — like a fancy laptop... More >>

  • Tea and Sweets

    published August 31, 2011

    The Radar Reading Series wants to give you a cookie and strain your brain. Organizer (and occasional contributor to SF Weekly’s... More >>

  • I’m Just Like Her

    published August 17, 2011

    Eternity Frankenheimer is a clone, a fighter, a mystery, a West African, and, later, a supermodel. In Kola Boof’s new literary... More >>

  • For the Straight Guy. Or Not.

    published August 17, 2011

    At 3rd i’s Queer Eye tonight, the South Asian independent film festival screens Asoka Handagama’s 2002 feature, Flying with... More >>

  • When You Don’t Have Any Calgon

    published August 17, 2011

    The dinner and theater at Maestro’s Enchantment are more expensive than the events we usually recommend. The reason we still... More >>

  • Read Hard, Brave Soldiers

    published August 10, 2011

    Chris Sollars shaves with an ax. Tony Labat is internationally famous for drinking beer. And Mica Sigourney does not even want a normal life. At... More >>

  • Ten Years, Part Deux

    published July 13, 2011

    Yoon Lee’s art is magnificent. It’s like being in space if space were white and the wild-colored star trails were prone to dripping. We... More >>

  • And They Do Work Hard

    published July 13, 2011

    The Saturday Night Soul Spectacular is something like a really great vintage-record DJ night, full of the retro sounds of 1960s and... More >>

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