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Video: Piñata Politics

Chris Sanchez

December 1, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSQ1gwpv7OM&feature=youtu.be   San Francisco based artist Romeo Gilberto Osorio has been making piñatas for 20 years. Requests from his customers range from cartoon characters to superheroes. But lately the demand for a bushy-haired politician has been...

Video: The Pinball Wizards at Free Gold Watch

Drake Newkirk

December 1, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iY8rHlKbX0 Competitive Pinball League meets weekly at Free Gold Watch, a print shop/arcade in the Haight.  Competitor and pinball mechanic Sally Sparks explains why she finds pinball so fascinating. The league draws quite a crowd, and has a waiting list of people...

The Sound of Odd Numbers: Bobey

Lorisa Salvatin

January 26, 2015

The second installment of a larger project by Lorisa Salvatin Layers of strange time signatures and bouncy melodies color the music of Brendan Page, known also as Bobey. Page said his move to San Francisco has allowed him to experience a multitude of different genres, with indie being the most influ...

Hibbity Dibbity and the anatomy of a jam band

Calla Camero

December 17, 2014

San Francisco band, Hibbity Dibbity, is made up of members Jack Gehegan, Parker Simon, Tom Relling, and Chris Braun. The four came together about two years ago after Tom and Chris started writing songs together in Chris’s basement. Since then, they have played at countless venues in the city, ra...

From me to you, love notes to the city

Calla Camero

October 28, 2014

http://vimeo.com/109819265 Shannon Weber is changing the world, one love note at a time. And she's starting with San Francisco. As a mother of three, it all started with notes to her kids, expressing her love and appreciation for them. Shortly after, it turned into a passion when she started ...

Critical mass or critical mess?

Alec Fernandes

October 25, 2014

San Francisco’s skyline casts its shadow on Justin Herman Plaza as a stream of commuters rush past the ferry building. It is the last Friday of September and the first week of autumn — the bay air is cool and the sky is clear. While the cars come and go in their trek home for the weekend, six ...

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