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Don’t Panic

I’m a pretty shabby audio processor (just ask anyone who’s ever conversed with me), so whenever I hear the command “shelter in...

Sci-Fi Takes Center Stage

To genre purists, the idea of androids navigating the footlights of a stageplay may lack the obvious Reese’s factor (“two great tastes...

Cheek to cheeky

On view on floor five as part of the “Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art” exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern...

#DeleteFacebook

I’ve been recovering from a recent bout of digital marketing. I don’t want to go into where or how I got it,...

How I Became an Art Thief

Ever want to post a nude online but fear future repercussions? Conceptual artist Andy Sewell has you covered—literally. At a recent exhibit of the...

Cinematic ’Stache

During production on the artsploitation flick Pill Head, I ran to the local deli to pick up sandwiches because, this being a nano-budget indie,...

Saint Drogo: the patron of sheep and coffee houses

Like many of my godless generation, I know more about Marvel superheroes than I do about saints. Still, it surprised me that I had...

Sealed for your protection

Shrink-wrapped, used paperback books. It’s a thing. I spotted a rack of them in a Calistoga drugstore.Among the titles were the usual suspects like...

January madness

It’s January—the month named for the Roman god Janus who was simultaneously able to face both the past and future. This is impressive to...
Charlie Brown

It’s Acid, Charlie Brown: A Peanuts LSD-conspiracy theory

When my son was younger, he loved Charlie Brown and the woebegone world he inhabits. He liked jazz (courtesy of Vince Guaraldi)...