The Making Of…Hotrods & Tiki Bars

December 12, 2012

Notch: It’s All About Stance and Style. My name is Ignacio Gonzales. People call me Notch. I build hot rods and I’ve got a thing for tiki bars. I build tiki bars on the side. I’m always moving around. I’m always twitching. Born and raised in San Jose. I went to high school and that’s … more…

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Youth Radio’s Remix Your Life

December 7, 2012

Last night, Youth Radio celebrated the graduates from their Core, Bridge and MATCH programs. It was a beautiful evening full of storytelling, good food, and great music. The event featured several performances from Remix Your Life, a youth-driven project that uses critical analysis, song-writing, poetry, and recording to help young people “remix” the stories of their … more…


The Making Of… a Translation

November 26, 2012

Last week saw the release of The Bird that Swallowed its Cage: The Selected Writing of Curzio Malaparte, translated by our friend and sonic hero, Walter Murch. Here’s a description of the book from the Counterpoint Press website: Walter Murch first came across Curzio Malaparte’s writings in a chance encounter in a French book about … more…


Making Waves

November 13, 2012

outLoud Radio is celebrating its tenth anniversary on Wednesday, November 14 with a celebration and benefit in San Francisco. outLoud Radio is proud to celebrate its tenth anniversary of empowering creative and talented lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and allied youth to share their personal stories through radio. By teaching youth about production, documentation, … more…


The Making Of… Arrangements

November 12, 2012

Artist and desinger Sherry Olsen makes lots of things. Including chairs and vases for Anthropologie and platters for Chez Panisse. But it was her story about making arrangements for her father’s death that really struck us and surprised us. We knew right away that we had record her for The Making Of… Listen: more…

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The Making Of… a Violin

November 9, 2012

Remo del Tredici began making violins in his 70s. Inspired by his neighbor, a volunteer for AmVets, and the memory of his brother who was killed during WWII, he began giving away his violins to vets. LISTEN ABOVE to full radio story featuring Remo del Tredici, Bill Roberts, Robert Martin, & and Earl Annecston heard … more…

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The Making Of… Sugar Skulls

November 2, 2012

In honor of El Dia de los Muertos, our intern, Lauren Benichou created this short film (her very first one) about making sugar skulls. Are you making sugar skulls or an altar for the Day of the Dead? Share your photos in the comments section below or on The Making Of… Facebook page. more…


International Orange

October 25, 2012

International Orange, the exhibit at Fort Point celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge closes this Sunday, October 28. We made a visit to the exhibit during its opening weekend and spoke to David Liittschwager, Bill Fontana and many of the artists who created pieces inspired by the bridge. David Liittschwager used the exhibit … more…

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Special Delivery 2012

October 22, 2012

The setting: an abandoned ink factory in West Berkeley that’s been an epicenter of Bay Area street art over the past decade, slated to be refurbished into an office building. But as luck would have it, the firm that recently purchased the building happened to be headed up by an art enthusiast who sits on … more…

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The Silent History

October 19, 2012

McSweeney’s editor Eli Horowitz recently told us about a new project he’s working on that launched earlier this month. A “strange novel/app thing” called The Silent History: The Silent History is a novel, written and designed specially for iPad and iPhone, that uses serialization, exploration, and collaboration to tell the story of a generation of unusual … more…