Arts & Culture

5:00pm

Wed July 9, 2014
StoryCorps

StoryCorps: Honoring yourself by honoring others

It takes all kinds of people to help support those with HIV. Friends and co-workers Adrienne Elias and Eric Sutter come from very different backgrounds, but they both feel passionate about their work at Shanti, a San Francisco non-profit dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with HIV and other life threatening illnesses.

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6:45am

Wed July 9, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 7/9/2014

Sandip Roy: Football!!

Argentina support
Sandip Roy

World Cup fever is infecting the entire world... including Kolkata, India!  

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7:00pm

Tue July 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

3D printed prosthetics are fashion statements for amputees

A selection of different types of Bespoke fairing designs.
Angela Johnston

When Deborah Bevilacqua lost her leg in a motorcycle accident ten years ago, she had to get a prosthetic leg. It’s been functional she says, but it’s not pretty.

“It’s a big black bulky thing with a big black bulky other thing attached to it, and a big grey metal bulbous ball...that's for rotation and shock, but looks kind of like the Epcot Center.”

 

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7:00pm

Tue July 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

Fashion and drama at SF Opera's Costume Sale

photo by David Boyer

People in San Francisco like to dress up. Whether it be for theme parties, street fairs, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Pride, or, of course, Burning Man (a.k.a. the Playa).

San Francisco seems to jump at any excuse to throw off daily wear in favor of something more theatrical. That explains why around 2500 people showed up for the recent San Francisco Opera Costume Shop Sale. Steven Raspa, a community events organizer for Burning Man, was one of them. He had this to say about the event:

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7:00pm

Tue July 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

Turning heads with that dapper butch swagger

Kari Orvik

For some people, getting dressed in the morning isn’t about just throwing on what’s in reach, or clean. For others, it’s more of a ritual with attention to the finest detail and a commitment not to leave the house in nothing but their finest.  Fashion changes all the time, from Goth to Steampunk to the dapper look. But for women like, Thúy H. Nguyễn, who prefer to dress in a more masculine style, it can be a challenge.

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