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Fresh Renaissance Art at San Francisco’s de Young

Credit: National Galleries of Scottland, Sandro Botticelli's 1495 piece.

Colin Blake

March 8, 2015

Featured Image: National Galleries of Scotland's Sandro Botticelli: Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (ca. 1490) A collection of rare renaissance art, on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland, is on display at the de Young museum for nearly three months. From March 7 until May 31, the 55...

Live by the sword, die by the sword


March 23, 2011

A nervous look spreads across a young man’s face as he stands surrounded by a group of men and women, draped in what appears to be traditional medieval garb. A short, stocky, sweaty guy pulling on layers of iron armor is in the young man’s face. His barrel chest and belly are in the process of being...

When seeking solace in San Francisco, check out these spots


March 22, 2011

As I walk around the Mission, stressed out, homework, bills, work and so much more is on my mind. The sun is shining, but it is cool out. Perfect weather for some light hiking. I head up toward Noe Valley, but I know that the upscale shops and rich mothers will only add to my misery. I hang a left and...

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