Pop-Up Magazine Tour

A new kind of storytelling performance, not recorded or filmed

Taking new non-fiction stories off the page and into the third dimension, Pop-Up Magazine is an unusual performance template aiming to keep the audience at the edge of their seats. Across a wide range of topics—pop culture, crime, science, food, politics, music—narrators will speak, making use of visuals (be it animation or film or photography) all the while an on-stage band performs the story’s “soundtrack.” …

Craig Dorety: Division

Light animation sculptures inspired by ocular migraines that examine our visual limits

Opening on Saturday, 19 April 2014 at Oakland’s Johansson Projects is an exhibition of hypnotic sculpture animations that will have your eyes watering—after you realize you haven’t blinked in a few minutes. In “Division,” San Francisco-based artist Craig Dorety is examining visual limits and perception, bringing our own neurological shortcomings to our attention. Dorety isn’t a typical visual artist; he chose to study mechanical engineering …

Voices of Industry

The Oakland-based label is one of the rare few to use fiber farmed and spun in the US, then handwoven into true cotton shirts

According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association report released last week, 97.5% of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally. For the past two years, this number has been in decline (albeit in the decimals) as the Made in USA movement gains more and more momentum, with consumers becoming aware of conditions overseas due to incidents—such as last year’s catastrophic garment factory …