Momentum and Amplitude: AFH-SF 2016

Maybe the Carafe Café on Folsom Street was a little too dark for a wintry San Francisco chapter meeting. But it could be argued that the ambiance let inspiration shine brighter as a dozen old and new friends traded stories and tried to lace a loose AFH Chapter together for a marathon year 2016. Not…

(2015) Tuoriszt

If it’s the New Year, then the Annual Schmaltz (news) is going out, as it’s been doing for the third(ish) consecutive year. No big comic this year (though we’re overdue), but of course there’s a mixtape involved. The…Annual Mixtape, “Tuoriszt.” I’m kind of excited about it. Here’s the copy packaged to intro the mix –…

Visibling cities

You’d think Calvino’s Marco Polo encountered 2015 Detroit in his strange travels. He would have told of a downtown overrun with ornate, unpeopled buildings and unhindered automobiles. A slender rail line weaves through the air among skyscrapers, along which a periodic train completes twenty-minute clockwise circuits; it’s called the People Mover but has no passengers.…

PortolaSF Tour & Revitalization Prospects

(AFHSF) On Tuesday, May 19, eight AFHSF Chapter volunteers joined the Portola neighborhood’s Arts & Beautification Committee meeting to trade thoughts on some neighborhood revitalization projects in discussion – including a second Portola pocket park, for the Thronton cul-de-sac, and building a proposal to give a facade-lift to community icon, the Avenue Theater. The Portola committee…