Arts & Culture

“Don’t shut down the humanistic side. It’ll make you unbalanced,” intoned Dr. David Watts, a gastroenterologist and UCSF clinical professor of medicine, at the end of our interview.

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Spread across a scorched sand basin in the heart of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, 50,000 people are pitching tents, parking RVs, scrambling up giant statues, putting on Day-Glo fur costumes, dancing to techno and brewing coffee on Coleman stoves

San Francisco Performances’ Culture Card is the best deal in town for arts lovers.

Since 2005, the Dodos have been known for the experimental style of their music, and this is reflected in their earlier albums, such as 2008’s Visiter, an appealing and slightly eclectic showcase of the band’s various musical interests, s

It is rare to find a TV show is that is relatable, witty and funny without being so trashy that I have to pretend in public that I have never heard of it.

You may be wondering what happened to the front page of Synapse this week.  This artsy stuff is cool and all, but does it really have to bump the news off the front page? 

In its only concert appearances of the season, UCSF’s a cappella group, Vocal Chords, will be performing a new and eclectic mix of pop music on campus next month.

“There was this liii-yit,” she says, with her Southern accent lingering on the “iii” as if a boomerang going round and round, away and back again, trying to find its way home.  “I mean I think it was a liii-yit.”  Her eyes searching the sky overhe

Everything is on the brink

hesitation, soft horn

the fog is hanging on

Morning tea at the cafe

plum blossoms on the street corner

watching for the light to change

petals drift to pavement

You wonder if they ever really existed

because how can anything

exist so briefly,

like putting a lighter to incense

at dusk and letting go before it lights,

watching faint smoke vanish