Via Flavorpill. “Miranda July chose people from the pages of the Penny Saver, a catalog that she increasingly turned to for help as she found herself unable to complete her screenplay for her upcoming film titled, The Future. The filmmaker and performance artist interviewed willing participants, paying them $50 to let her and a photographer into their homes so that July could talk to them about their lives and her friend could document the process through photos. In the process, July discovers a way to end her film, but you probably already knew that. “
Renée Fleming, America’s most celebrated soprano, first performed with the San Francisco Opera in 1991, portraying Countess Almaviva in “The Marriage of Figaro.” She’s been back a few times – in Andre Previn’s “A Streetcar Named Desire,” for one – and returns Friday in the title role in Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece, “Lucrezia Borgia.” Fleming, 52, spoke from her home in New York, touching on a range of topics, from her love of San Francisco to how her voice has changed over the years. Click HERE to read the interview by Julie Guthrie.
It’s back to forward thinking for Bob Mould, who spent the better part of the last two years testing his hindsight vision. The alt-rock trailblazer-turned-electronica champion recently finished writing his autobiography, See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody, a process that put him in the odd position of reflecting back on a life spent mostly considering his next move. Mould, who has been living in San Francisco for the past two years, will treat his adopted hometown to a public conversation with fellow proto-punk artist Shepard Fairey on Tuesday, Sept. 20 as part of City Arts & Lectures. Click HERE to read the interview by Chris Trenchard.