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 emptypictures.net.
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.
Stockton's own Maxine Hong Kingston is being honored, along with 9 other artists and an arts organizations in a ceremony at the White House this afternoon, for her novels and non-fiction examine how the past influences our present and have strengthened understanding of Asian American identity.
Every three years the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts takes the temperature of the art scene in the Bay Area. This year the center passed on curatorial duties for Bay Area Now to 15 small to mid-sized organizations. We preview the results.
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.
Dozens of San Francisco designers are threatened with eviction because Pinterest wants their building, and musicians, inspired by the effects of the rising real estate market, are using their anger to write some amazing songs.
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.
San Francisco: boom town, progressive leader, Mecca for misfits -- which myths are still true today? How much are we dazzled by our own projections and how much is really there? How much was always a myth?