Articles Posted in the Culture Category

  • Sunday Streets Updates Bayview Route this Sunday

    Sunday Streets Updates Bayview Route this Sunday

    For the second year in a row, The Third Street Corridor Project, the Bayview Merchant Association and the Renaissance Entrepreneur Center will host the Bayview Music Festival in conjunction with Sunday Streets. This festival, which will feature live music, arts and local merchant exhibits and two cook-off contests, will take place on Galvez Avenue off 3rd Street near the Bayview Plaza.

  • Overheard in Fog City: Yee Opposes Shark Finning?

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    Overheard in Fog City: Yee Opposes Shark Finning?

    “I am absolutely opposed to the killing of sharks,” Yee said. “I think that the finning of sharks is not something I support. I’ve always said that and I continue to say that. We ought to not allow that to happen. I am very supportive of banning the finning of any sharks whatsoever.”

  • Mayor Lee Celebrates Bay to Breakers 100th Anniversary

    Mayor Lee Celebrates Bay to Breakers 100th Anniversary

    The 100th running of Bay to Breakers is sponsored by Bay Area micro-retailer Zazzle. Mayor Lee honored race organizers on this historic occasion with a proclamation declaring May 13-15, 2011 as Bay to Breakers Weekend in San Francisco.

  • Save The Rave: Electronic Dance Music Community
    Speaks Out

    Public comment afforded many people, young and old, the chance to say how important EDM, rave culture and its values were to them. They spoke of acceptance, hope, and celebration of life. One young woman pleaded, “This is like my family. If you take this away from me, I don’t know where else to go.”

  • Saint Patrick’s Day

    Saint Patrick’s Day

    Saint Patrick’s Day wouldn’t exist if not for the man himself. Only two authentic letters from him survive, from which come the only universally accepted details of his life. Much of the rest is subject to some debate among scholars.

  • The Tribes of Burning Man Release Party

    Tomorrow, February 17, a release party will be held to officially launch the book. The event includes a reading by Jones, speeches by significant figures in the Burning Man world, and a dance party featuring DJs from some of the collectives featured in the book, including Opulent Temple, Space Cowboys, Brass Tax, and Deep End!

  • Drapetomania: A Disease Called Freedom

    According to Dr. Cartwright, the disease of drapetomania — peculiar to Blacks — justified the enslavement as a therapeutic necessity for the slaves and as a medical and moral necessity for their White masters. He claimed that Blacks who fled slavery suffered from drapetomania. At the time pro-slavery advocates believed that Blacks benefited from slavery and any Black who tried to escape must be crazy. The cure was a sound beating.