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2012 Stories by Silke Tudor

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  • Rail Against the Machine

    published July 18, 2012

    In 1969, during the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Transcontinental Railroad, guest speaker/historian Philip P. Choy made quite an... More >>

  • Art Eco

    published July 18, 2012

    The view from the top of the Nun Kun plateau in Ladakh is as dazzling, serene, and desolate as any desert expanse in the world. A sea of... More >>

  • Return to the Fold

    published July 18, 2012

    Sha Sha Higby’s work is frequently described as “sculptural costume in motion,” which expresses the physicality -- Higby uses... More >>

  • Sweet, Merciful Zeus

    published July 18, 2012

    During the last Summer Olympics, nearly 70 million Americans watched Shanghai’s opening ceremony -- it was an impressive if somewhat eerie... More >>

  • Purposeless Play

    published July 11, 2012

    If sfSoundSeries had a spiritual godfather, it would be John Cage, and he would be proud. Since 1999, the experimental music series has been... More >>

  • Aural Fixations

    published July 4, 2012

    San Francisco is home base for some of the world’s greatest aural explorers. An orchestra of toys or insects, flames that sing arias, organs... More >>

  • Walk the Talk

    published July 4, 2012

    LaborFest is a month-long effort that begins every year on July 5 -- the anniversary of “Bloody Thursday,” when two workers were shot... More >>

  • The Revolution Will Be Faxed

    published June 27, 2012

    Long before online petitions, flash mobs, and hackers, there was the fax-bomb. A politician’s office could be flooded with letters that... More >>

  • Mime or Reason

    published June 27, 2012

    Every town has its summer traditions. In Brooklyn, fire hydrants are opened for all the neighborhood kids. In Michigan, folks play rousing games... More >>

  • Stairway to Heaven

    published June 20, 2012

    In 1976, George Moscone asked city librarian Gladys Hansen to find volunteer docents to lead tours of City Hall. It wasn’t hard. Academics,... More >>

  • Whoa, Mammal!

    published June 20, 2012

    Early taxidermy was championed by adventurers and naturalists who, discovering wonders, wanted to carry specimens to study and enthrall... More >>

  • The Revolution Will Be Choreographed

    published June 13, 2012

    Despite our soft spot for the unconscious campiness of Eurovision, we had no interest in America’s broadcast talent shows. That is,... More >>

  • The Pen Is the Sword

    published June 13, 2012

    The Pen Is the Sword Just as the international Art Battle presents competitive painting with time constraints and stroke-by-stroke scrutiny in... More >>

  • Book 'Em

    published June 13, 2012

    Early versions of the codex were handwritten on paper or vellum and usually stacked between covers, or folded into a concertina-like pullout.... More >>

  • Revel in the Pre-Postmodern

    published June 6, 2012

    For rubberneckers who nearly run off the road at the sight of a Streamline trailer, or folks who dream of Napier, New Zealand, because it was... More >>

  • Found in Translation

    published June 6, 2012

    In Kate Bernheimer’s introduction to My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, she likens the book to a handmade topsy-turvy... More >>

  • Moving the World

    published May 30, 2012

    There is nothing more transporting than the eerie, earthy sound of metallophones and gongs ringing through the soft summer air as firelight casts... More >>

  • Shortcut to España

    published April 25, 2012

    The fulcrum of Mal Sharpe’s charming documentary The Old Spaghetti Factory is a mural created by Kaffe Fassett in 1963. It depicts... More >>

  • Rabbit’s Run

    published April 25, 2012

    Tonight begins nearly a month of thought-provoking performance works from around the world in the San Francisco International Art Festival.... More >>

  • 75 and Still Beautiful

    published April 25, 2012

    On May 27, the Golden Gate Bridge turns 75. If you were one of the 300,000 who walked across the bridge when it turned 50, you remember the... More >>

  • Sideshow No More

    published April 4, 2012

    If you’ve ever stumbled upon a fire jam, or a melee of staff-wielders, or even just a common group of jugglers, you know that the... More >>

  • Norma Jean Redux

    published April 4, 2012

    When Michelle Williams was cast as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, the blogosphere lit up with outrage and petulant assertions that... More >>

  • Drink with a Clown in a Novel

    published April 4, 2012

    Obviously, bibliophiles with coulrophobia (fear of clowns) will want to avoid Literary Clown Foolery, but for the rest of us, this... More >>

  • Analog Rules

    published April 4, 2012

    “Broadsides” were feather-thin sheets of paper printed on one side and plastered to walls. For 350 years they were the Western... More >>

  • Mass Choreograph

    published March 28, 2012

    For about 300 years starting in the 14th century, mainland Europe was afflicted by choreomania, a social phenomenon that caused thousands of... More >>

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