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Arts, tech and urban planning intersect at Open City/Art City

“I am a postcard machine from the future!” a pseudo-robotic female voice says from inside a colorful fabric booth, along with a few “beeps” and “boops.” Through a wide slot in the “postcard machine,” a hand slides out a card, embellished with backstitches and drawings done by hand. It confidently
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Freight and Salvage Dwells in Affectionate Memory of Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie, the great American folk-singer who traveled across the United States singing passionate ballads and hitch-hiking rides along the way, played another concert in spirit last Thursday. Memories of the American icon lay in the heart-felt and earnest production of “Woody Guthrie’s American Song,” playing through July 22nd at
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‘Buddha Doodles’ creator kicks off CCA’s lecture series

From its title, “comics studies” draws expectations of action-packed graphic novels and costumed heroes a la Marvel and DC. With its second annual “Comics in the City” lecture series however, the California College of the Arts’ MFA in Comics program exhibited a diverse lineup of professionals in the industry who
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Charity Through Poetry for Writers of Squaw Valley

The Squaw Valley community of writers brought a night of charitable poetry to San Francisco on Friday night. All who gathered at the First Unitarian Church bought their tickets toward fundraising financial aid for the Squaw Valley community of writers workshops in the California Sierra Nevada. The workshops are for
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Beat Museum celebrates Allen Ginsberg in night of verse

Voices and laughter could already be heard at the top of the stairs of the gallery space as various pictures of Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac greeted visitors of the Beat Museum Tuesday night, the night of what would have been Irwin Allen Ginsberg’s 88th birthday. Museum founder, Jerry Cimino
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3rd Annual Student Comics Fair delights at Escapist Comics

This past Sunday at Escapist Comics on Claremont Ave. in Berkeley, the 3rd Annual California College of the Arts (CCA) Student Comics Fair showcased comics from the college’s Master’s of Fine Arts in Comics program, as well as from Introduction to Graphic Novels, an undergraduate class that teaches students about
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