Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor founded KQED Arts in 2005 and served as Senior Interactive Producer for Arts and Culture through 2014. Taylor was the online arts editor of KQED's daily arts blog for nine years and created the station's first web-original podcasts, Gallery Crawl and The Writers' Block. Taylor is an experimental filmmaker and visual artist whose work has been collected by the Library of Congress, Stanford University and the New York Museum of Modern Art, among many others. He teaches Media Studies at the University of San Francisco and is exploring the connection between film and food.  Visit Mark Taylor's website at

It Lives: Artists’ Television Access Turns Thirty

Artists' Television Access (ATA) is celebrating its birthday this Friday, September 5, with a 30-hour video marathon, one hour for every year of its existence. Marshall Weber, one of the evil geniuses who founded ATA in the early 1980s, tells how the glorious mutant organization that survives today came to be.

Sept. 5-6, Artists' Television Access

P.J. Soles and Joey Ramone in Rock 'n' Roll High School

The Best Love Song Ever Is by the Ramones

The Ramones' "I Want You Around" first showed up on the soundtrack for the Roger Corman film Rock 'n' Roll High School and is sung in the movie to P.J. Soles, the actress then riding a wave of high school flicks that included Carrie and Halloween. Full of stupid inarticulate innocence, the song is a struggle to express an exuberance and affection that cannot be denied.

Still from MyMy by Anna Helme, featured in Transtastic! shorts program

On a Trans-mission at Frameline 38

Frameline, the oldest LGBT film festival in the world, kicks off its 11 day run tonight, screening 214 films from 31 countries. We unearthed a couple of must-sees amid this sampling of movies featuring prominent trans characters.