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San Francisco icon Xara Thustra looks back at 15 years of underground art

Freedom fighter: SF underground art icon Xara Thustra

December 5, 2012
Since the late 1990s, Xara Thustra's art has been inseparable from resistance and community in San Francisco, providing many of the signature visual images...

‘Fire’ insight: talking with David Wojnarowicz biographer Cynthia Carr

October 2, 2012
The following interview took place with Cynthia Carr, author of Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz (Bloomsbury USA, 624...

Downtown development

New books look back at NYC's neighborhood art scene

Back to the streets

The Mission and the revolution, as lived and told by Roberto Vargas

Lost city

WRITERS ISSUE: Peter Plate's Elegy Written on a Crowded Street stares into the Market Street abyss

Miami plays itself

Art Basel, part two: Faux-favelas and real degradation

Clouds and mirrors

A trip through the mirage of Art Basel into the scarred face of Miami

Vanishing points

Real change, or changing the subject — the search for truth within Roberto Bolaño's epic 2666

Armed love

Up Against the Wall looks back

Looking in at outsider art

DocFest flick I'm Like This Every Day faces "shadow demons"

The yard sticks

A train-hopping trip from the Polaroid Kidd's hobotopia to William T. Vollmann's tramps -- and the truths in between

After the ruins

SF's pasts and futures -- and Chris Carlsson's Nowtopia