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2005 Stories by Nirmala Nataraj

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  • Out of Africa

    published November 30, 2005

    Now that the buzz created by the architectural outlandishness of the recently reopened de Young Museum has dwindled, design aficionados can feast... More >>

  • Psych Art

    published November 30, 2005

    WED 11/30 Psychologists walk a peculiar line between art and science. Like biologists and chemists, they use the scientific method;... More >>

  • Seminal Beat

    published November 23, 2005

    Most people associate the Beat generation with bohemian libertines like Allen Ginsberg or Jack Kerouac. But few realize that some of the most... 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • The Cho-sen

    published October 26, 2005

    Margaret Cho will be the first to let you know that she's had a long path to success. After the demise of her 1994 ABC sitcom... 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 >>

  • Pretty on the Inside

    published October 12, 2005

    The newly remodeled de Young Museum is like the proverbial elephant in the room: You can't help but notice it, but you're not sure whether to... More >>

  • Dancing on Evil

    published October 5, 2005

    Dancers swathed symbolically in cloths of white, red, and black alternately glide and writhe on a darkened stage; pulses of light create... More >>

  • You're Such A ...

    published August 24, 2005

    We girls who grew up on Sassy magazine had a few things in common. You might remember us as the firebrands who got good grades, avoided pep... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published March 23, 2005

    Wednesday, March 23, 2005 So they get naked. Big deal. The three highly talented eccentrics who make up the Demolition Doll... More >>

  • Beyond Kahlo

    published March 23, 2005

    Anyone who knows anything about famous Latina artists is familiar with the turbulent feminism, feverish sexuality, and inevitable tragedy that... More >>

  • An Improbable Legend

    published February 23, 2005

    Veronica Klaus is nothing short of a Bay Area performance icon. For decades the transgendered chanteuse has injected San Francisco with... More >>

  • Dance Dance Revolution

    published January 12, 2005

    When contemplating a name like "Footloose," it's hard not to snicker and imagine this San Francisco-based dance company equipped with leg warmers... More >>

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