Edgy Art

In the 1950s, the destination spot of Niagara Falls, N.Y., was also a hotbed of industry made of petrochemicals, paper, plastics, rubber, and abrasives….

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Aaron Novik: Show Preview

S.F.-based clarinetist and composer Aaron Novik is like a musician from Boomer times. Not because his music sounds like 1960s rock, but because, like…

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Can Somebody Please Start a Riot?

In the early 20th century, Futurism was sexy — motorcars! Cement mixers! Buildings taller than 20 stories! Advances in technology were easy to wrap…

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Wonder Full

The protagonist of the Joe Goode Performance Group’s latest piece is a puppet. Our first reaction was … yikes. How does a dance/theater troupe…

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You Kihl Me

If confidence and creativity are the cornerstones of sexy, then violinist/vocalist Carla Kihlstedt is the sexiest woman in the avant-garde. In any of her…

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