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01.23.15 Bucky Turco

For nearly two decades, the pixel-world building collective known as eBoy has been rendering cities in their unmistakable 8-bit style. After transforming New York (pictured above), Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, and London into what the graphics trio calls Pixoramas, they are hoping to tackle San Francisco next “A San Francisco Pixorama pixel poster has been on […]

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08.01.14 Sophie Weiner

Dreams of flight are among the most euphoric of human experiences. But no matter how vividly you dream, once you wake up, the memory recedes. Now, we can finally experience realistic flight while fully conscious, thanks to the rapidly improving virtual reality device Oculus Rift and a program called Birdly by Swiss artist Max Rheiner. Wired explains: To simulate the effortlessness of […]

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06.05.14 Sophie Weiner

A mentally ill woman in San Francisco has been breeding and releasing untold numbers of rats into the city. NBC Bay Area reports: Police say that when they last checked in on the woman’s room at a residential hotel, she was living with 300 rats in deplorable conditions. “We found a small room that was completely […]

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06.03.14 Sophie Weiner

Event producer and DJ Ezra Croft put on an art show in Los Angeles in April titled “Is Nicholas Cage God?” After the show was unsurprisingly a huge success, Croft decided to follow the same formula and will be curating a Bill Murray-themed show in San Francisco this August. The Murray Affair will feature art of […]

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12.28.12 Marina Galperina

What’s up with that, New York? Just look at these gorgeous artist renderings of Leo Villareal’s The Bay Lights, soon to be the world’s largest LED light sculpture! Spanning the western side of the Bay Bridge, it will begin to be built shortly and will be unveiled in March 2013. Watch what it will do! Wow! Damn, […]

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08.07.12 David Lumb

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee dropped his plan to bring Stop & Frisk to the Bay amidst an uproar of criticism from coast to coast, along with serious concern from his board of supervisors and community leaders that the policy would lead to racial profiling. To quote spokesman Christine Falvey in the SF Gate: “He […]

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07.23.12 David Lumb

Try to pretend you’ve got something better to do on August 17th than get in a car with some buddies in matching costumes and burn rubber through a slalom of airplane boneyards and abandoned asylums. Steve Bryant, Brooklyn resident, is bringing his PG Death Race–alternately self-described as “Halloween on wheels” and “ballerhouse tits-out crazytown”– back […]

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07.06.12 David Lumb

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced his plan to bring stop-and-frisk to the Bay Area last week, unleashing a well-deserved backlash from SF citizens. NYC Councilman Jumaane Williams, who spoke at the Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin back in March and proposed in February that officers give out a business card with their info […]

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05.18.12 Allison Burtch

Ever want to see the Pope in animal print? Or Kim Jong-il wearing heart shaped glasses? […]

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03.03.11 Marina Galperina

In an attempt to classify San Francisco’s notable “eccentrics,” Harmon Leon and Jayde Cardinalli created The Royal Family. Nifty! There’s a Dali-esque gentleman who painted himself red with food coloring until he died of blood poisoning, a bush bandit and a pink-unitarded unicyclist. SF’s self-publishing, pigeon-petting Swan seems like a very well-adjusted version of LA’s […]

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