Darth Vader doesn’t have the best reputation as a dad, but “Darth Vader and Son,” a new book by cartoonist Jeffrey Brown, sets out to change that.
In it, dad Darth Vader trains little Luke Skywalker in lightsaber baseball, gives him a timeout and bandages a tiny scrape on his son’s arm. He is visibly disturbed when Luke pretends to be a Jedi and wants C-3P0 cereal, not eggs, for breakfast.
An amusing 18-piece show featuring illustrations from the book is on view at the Cartoon Art Museum through Aug. 5. Chicago-based Brown will be in town Thursday to sign copies. Read More
Poppy Store celebration: Stars came out May 4 at the Marin Country Mart in Larkspur for the one-year anniversary of the children’s clothing boutique; the party was co-hosted by C magazine. VIPs in attendance included store co-owners Jenny Belushi and Heather Whitney Rosenfield with their husbands, Jim Rosenfield and Jim Belushi; C editor Jennifer Smith Hale; Reese Witherspoon; Alexis Traina; and Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Miss Representation, Siebel Newsom’s nonprofit dedicated to helping females reach their fullest potential, was the event’s beneficiary. Read More
Based in a culture with artistic traditions going back centuries, Mexican photography has a unique quality that comes to the fore in a mammoth and diverse exhibition on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.Installed in six galleries on the museum’s third floor, “Photography in Mexico: Selected Works from the Collections of SFMOMA and Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser” consists of more than 150 pieces; photographs from the 1970s and ’80s loaned or donated by Greenberg and Steinhauser are among the showcase works. Read More
Bruce Rosen, a Bay Area writer and investment manager since 1983, talks about his newest book, “If You Ever Need Me, I Won’t Be Far Away.”Would you categorize your book as a memoir? I would call it creative nonfiction. It takes the form of a memoir and goes beyond it. Its themes are both personal and universal. It represents my desire to make sense of what’s going on in the world — but not in a dry, abstract way.So what’s in the book? It has stories important in my life, it’s about the friends I’ve known, the coming apart of my marriage. ... Read More
All Stars Helping Kids: On March 30, All Stars Helping Kids and its supporters rocked out at the Crown Room of San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel with Darius Rucker, of Hootie & the Blowfish fame. The event, also featuring Ronnie Lott, was a benefit for All Stars and its new mission to break the cycle of poverty for children by seed-funding startup nonprofits.
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A strange and wondrous world is on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in “The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area.” Besides being a utopian, the man many called Bucky also was a genius designer, dreamer, lecturer and seemingly endless producer of ideas. Perhaps best known for designing the geodesic dome, Fuller (1895-1983) also created the ultralight three-wheeled Dymaxion car, decades before the quest for small cars began. Read More
2012 Bark & Whine Ball: Human and canine revelers — including The City’s top dogs — were at the Fort Mason Center on March 22 for the 16th annual event presented by Critter Lovers at Work, a volunteer group supporting the San Francisco SPCA. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to the SPCA’s Cinderella Fund, which helps pay for medical treatment for the neediest animals under SPCA care.
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The hand that rocks the club, rules the club.It’s all about the music for Icee Hot’s Shawn Reynaldo, Ryan Merry (Ghosts on Tape), Will Fewell (Rollie Fingers) and Bryant Rutledge (Low Limit of Lazer Sword) — and with that comes rules. Read More
The evolution of Glass Candy has resulted in sweet incarnations time and time again.Hailing from Portland, Ore., vocalist Ida No and producer Johnny Jewel have experimented with various musical genres over the years, all the time maintaining a distinct, fundamentally groovy sound. Read More