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June 26, 2013: The Day San Francisco Became the Center of the World

June 26, 2013: The Day San Francisco Became the Center of the World

San Francisco Pride, 2013. Photo by Lauren Greenberg
If you were in San Francisco any time between last Wednesday when The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was dissolved and the following weekend of Pride, you could attest to the fact that San Francisco became the center of the world.

Age and the Creative Spirit: A Photographer’s Portraits of The Greatest Generation’s Artists

Age and the Creative Spirit: A Photographer’s Portraits of The Greatest Generation’s Artists

It’s a perfect shot for the cover of a book of photographic portraits of elder artists: the photographer Editta Sherman, jauntily posing beside her antique viewfinder camera, her black and white checked dress forming a symmetry with the black and white floor tiles reflected in the camera’s lens. She is at one with her equipment, […]

Recommended Reading: Summer is Here!

Recommended Reading: Summer is Here!

Wondering what books to take on vacation? Our summer reading list is here . All of the authors on the list will appear at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco in the 2013 – 2014 Arts & Ideas season.

Clam-ish Chowder

Clam-ish Chowder

Like many flights of  the imagination, it all started with the ingestion of some unusual mushrooms. They glowed  in little pint baskets at the mushroom stand of the Alemany Farmers Market: oyster mushrooms, but pink! An orangey sunset pink, like distant cousins of the flamingo. I’ll have some, I said. Giving them the taste test […]