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2007 Stories by Michael Leaverton

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  • Naked Lunch

    published November 7, 2007

    Lydia Lunch's new book, Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary, concerns her travails through the no-rent city life of gloriously depraved... More >>

  • No Shame About Ray

    published November 7, 2007

    Years ago we remember seeing odd little books from the now-defunct High Risk imprint with titles like Dear Dead Person and The Roaches... More >>

  • Mo-lay!

    published November 7, 2007

    Few people would consider a burrito "complex," unless they’re referring to the difficulty in eating one with a ruptured midsection. Ordering... More >>

  • Swapaholics

    published October 31, 2007

    After prompting people to rid themselves of their old clothes, SwapSF turned its gaze on something else cluttering our lives: old books. Hence,... More >>

  • Oh, and Read the Book!

    published October 31, 2007

    Each fall, everybody in San Francisco gets together to read the same book, much in the way that everybody in France eats baguettes and everybody... More >>

  • Art in the Park

    published October 31, 2007

    One year ago, the Park Life Store opened its doors with excellent patron-bait: an art show by Andrew Schoultz, featuring his snorting warhorses... More >>

  • Houlding Steady

    published October 31, 2007

    Jesse Houlding creates fluid light installations that look a little like the aurora borealis, a little like deep ocean mating rituals, and a... More >>

  • Cautiously Extreme

    published October 31, 2007

    Remember when ICER Air first came to town on Fillmore Street and all those monks blew a gasket? No? Then you should consider attending this... More >>

  • More Leafy Goodness

    published October 24, 2007

    In contrast to the Cannabis Festival, the Ferry Building's Harvest Festival celebrates crops that can be grown without fear of arrest.... More >>

  • Playing God

    published October 24, 2007

    The group exhibit "BioTechnique" features artwork that is "grown": organisms, semi-living objects, and life-support systems crafted using... More >>

  • A Very Green Event

    published October 24, 2007

    This weekend, the Wonders of Cannabis Festival swings through town once again with no controversy. Of course. This is San Francisco. Late October... More >>

  • Not Kansas

    published October 17, 2007

    Artist Nathan Redwood transforms familiar landscapes into swirling, colorful wastelands as if tossed by psychedelic tornados. Skies explode in... More >>

  • Art Crawl

    published October 17, 2007

    S.F Open Studios is the largest program of its kind. Launched 32 years ago, it's been ushering looky-loos into workspaces since... More >>

  • Step Away from the DeLillo

    published October 17, 2007

    In the New York Times, Jim Lewis calls Denis Johnson's new novel Tree of Smoke "something like a masterpiece" and "the product of an... More >>

  • G is for Gorey

    published October 17, 2007

    The late Edward Gorey, also known as Ogdred Weary and Dogear Wryde (anagrams!), started illustrating books in the '50s, then swung out on his own,... More >>

  • He's No Dummy

    published October 10, 2007

    Born Wesley Stace, John Wesley Harding took the name of Bob Dylan's eighth studio album when he began releasing a slew of records of his... More >>

  • Nollie Flip to Riches

    published October 10, 2007

    As a broke, washed-up professional athlete, sleeping on a friend's floor at age 27, Steve Rocco wasn't in any position to take over his sport's... More >>

  • The Indie Mould

    published October 10, 2007

    In 1979, Bob Mould, Grant Hart, and Greg Norton, whose lives intersected at a record store in Minneapolis, added umlauts to the name of a Swedish... More >>

  • Jack In Now

    published October 10, 2007

    Forget flying cars. By now, we assumed we'd be regularly jacking into William Gibson's cyberspace or Neal Stephenson's metaverse, if not the... More >>

  • Tales of the City

    published October 10, 2007

    Populated with little narratives that are heavy with symbolism, Rocky McCorkle's large, hyperreal photographs hint at film stills and glossy ad... More >>

  • Crack It Open

    published October 10, 2007

    The San Francisco Oyster is not your typical urban race. For one, competitors don’t know where each leg of the race will take them... More >>

  • Long Live Jack Rebney

    published October 3, 2007

    The Found Footage Festival first made a splash in 2004 screening short, strange clips like McDonald's training films, Arnold... More >>

  • Sandy Land

    published October 3, 2007

    They battle tides, hermit crabs, and hypodermic needles, but the most feared threat for sandcastle artists has to be the small, young child. Today... More >>

  • Flipping Out

    published October 3, 2007

    Pinball has always been the edgiest arcade fare, matching high-tech circuitry with a lowbrow vibe and mysterious, often twisted artwork. Pinball... More >>

  • Clubbing It

    published October 3, 2007

    Local artist Michael Arcega tackles issues of globalization using historical icons. But once you dive into his work, such as his petroleum-based... More >>

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