Articles Posted in the Culture Category

  • Brown, Pritikin to Co-Host Unveiling of World’s Largest Portrait Mural

    Brown, Pritikin to Co-Host Unveiling of World’s Largest Portrait Mural

    The world’s largest portrait mural by artist Guy Colwell will be officially unveiled Sunday at the Pritikin Mansion in San Francisco. Photos by Luke Thomas By Luke Thomas October 21, 2009 Former Mayor Willie Brown…

  • 2009 San Francisco LovEvolution: A Clusterf*ck

    2009 San Francisco LovEvolution: A Clusterf*ck

    But it all went a bit wrong when I arrived at Civic Center. There was simply too many people and trying to police and contain the whole event was simply unmanageable. There was a woeful shortage of toilets and the queue was very long indeed.

  • Muslims Celebrate Eid

    Coming with the new moon, the Eid festival marks the end of ‘Ramadan’ – a month when Muslims fast throughout the day and eat only at night. Prayers, feasts and family gatherings are the major highlights of the celebrations. It was during this month that the holy Koran was revealed. Eid means recurring happiness or festivity. Eid is celebrated with much enthusiasm and fervor and Muslims from all strata of life can be seen adorned in beautiful new clothes, visiting the mosques to attend Salatul Eid (Eid prayers). Greetings of “Eid-Mubarak” or “a blessed Eid” are exchanged.

  • September 16 is Mexican Independence Day

    Father Miguel Hidalgo was a parish priest of Dolores, a small village in the state of Guanajuato. His famous “Grito de Dolores or Independencia,” or call for independence to the Amerindians and mestizos to retaliate against the hated native Spaniards, who had exploited and oppressed Mexicans for ten generations.

  • America’s Tortured Past

    Referring to a heavily redacted December 2004 report (originally commissioned by CIA director George Tenet) detailing torture of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, it “describes the use of abusive interrogation techniques including forced nudity, sleep deprivation, dietary manipulation and stress positions.” Far worse ones were understated or redacted entirely.

  • Executive Director of Pride Steps Down

    Executive Director of Pride Steps Down

    For those of you who don’t know, Lindsey Jones worked tirelessly in the role of Executive Director of San Francisco Pride for the last four years, raising millions of dollars in the process. She leaves us, not without some initial reservations, to go ride horses back in Arizona where she came from. Yes, it’s largely down to her that you all had such a great time at the Pride Festival this year (and last), and didn’t have to pay for it either.

  • SFBG’s “Best Ever” Best of the Bay Party

    SFBG’s “Best Ever” Best of the Bay Party

    Held at the spacious bi-level Mezzanine and co-sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, Red Hook, The Disposal Film Festival, and In House Talent, the well-attended party drew as many as 500 Bay Guardian readers and fans who were treated to an exquisite lineup of Bay Area musical acts, including Sila and the AfroFunk Experience, J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science, Sellassie, and The Fresh & Onlys.