Many of us have experienced that longing for a watering hole we could call our own. Call it the Cheers Effect, we are enamored with the idea that there would be a place where everybody really did know our name. (And no, the grocery store doesn’t count.) Many of us have also appreciated walking into […]
Archive | March, 2011
The new quarter is starting off with warmer weather. It is finally time to showcase all of the tanks, shorts, and sandals that you bought over winter during the off-season sale, but couldn’t exactly wear yet. Jessica Stark can finally bring out flower prints. She has an eclectic mix of colors that work well. Don’t […]
Say Yes to Consuming Kids?
I recently attended the screening of a film called Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood, which addresses the out-of-control marketing practices that are aimed at children today. Everything from the diapers kids wear to the cereal they eat has been infiltrated by the marketing machine that relentlessly pushes them to want, to need, to buy […]
Flea Market Finds!
The grand opening of the Sacramento Craft and Flea Marketplace occurred Sunday, March 27. Located on 21st and W under the freeway, vendors sold new and used unique items for extremely reasonable prices. Above are flowers made out of beverage cans such as Sprite and Arizona Green Tea. Below are pictures of other treasures I […]
Truth in Lies
Is fiction truth or lies? Is it incumbent upon an artist to tell the truth, or to find the deeper truth within what may appear to be a lie? How might that apply to visual art and, in particular, to photography? Historically, photography and its associated aesthetic have traveled a road fraught with dissension about […]
Happening This Weekend
The weather outside is frightful, but who’s to say that should keep you from going out for some fun! Here are cool events happening this weekend: Friday Sacramento Ballet presents: Icons & Innovators The Sacramento Ballet’s final 2010-11 season presentation at the Community Center Theater, “Icons and Innovators” features Lila York’s Celts, an athletic tour-de-force […]