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Booktails: “Mother, Nature”

Booktails: “Mother, Nature”

Mother, Nature by Jedidiah Jenkins “We cannot feel this, but many of the biggest changes—in nature, in life—go unnoticed. They happen without the moment ever being named.”  If you know me personally, you know that Jedidiah Jenkins holds a special place in my heart. In...

Yayoi Kusama at SF MOMA

Yayoi Kusama at SF MOMA

Yayoi Kusama at SF MOMA: Spreading Infinite Love It only costs $30 to see Infinite Love, an exhibition of artwork by the 94-year-old artist Yayoi Kusama, now on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, through September 2024. But only if you can get a...

Picket Fences — December 2023

Picket Fences — December 2023

Picket Fences: Session 6 Double-clicking on an audio file, Payton hears a woman's voice beginning what seems to be a typical therapy session. "So, tell me what brings you here today." The other voice in the session responds, "I don't know, lately I just don't feel...

Booktails: “She Would Be King”

Booktails: “She Would Be King”

She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore “The girl with the biggest gift of us all. Life. If she was not a girl or if she was not a woman; if she was not a woman or if she was not a witch, she would be king.” As we transition into winter, I find myself in need of more rest,...

Mary Shaw Tells Solano Water Stories

Mary Shaw Tells Solano Water Stories

Mary Shaw Tells Solano Water Stories “Water has become a commodity that’s bought and sold, much like gold or oil. It's like that everywhere, but particularly obvious in California,” begins Mary Shaw, reflecting on the research she has done in preparation for curating...

Picket Fences — November 2023

Picket Fences — November 2023

Picket Fences Angela and Sarah head into the kitchen where Angela puts the kettle on to start the tea. "First thing, I want to know if you can guarantee my son a spot on this list for a new kidney," Sarah says, sitting down at the island. "Yes, I can. There is a child...

Booktails: “Legends & Lattes”

Booktails: “Legends & Lattes”

Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree “So. I might not deserve you. And you might forgive too much. But I’m damned glad to have you.” “Things don’t have to stay as what they started out as.” A story about found family, the comfort and joy of community, and the...

Suzanne D’Arcy

Suzanne D’Arcy

Suzanne D’Arcy, Featured Artist at Benicia Plein Air Gallery in November As the featured artist in November at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery, Suzanne D’Arcy’s artwork reflects the suburban and rural environments of her youth. Born in Los Angeles, she spent summers...

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