Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by The Shape of Things to Come 11 Photos View Slide Show› Photograph by Willy Vanderperre. Styled by Alastair McKimm For our latest cover story, Willy Vanderperre captured fall’s voluminous proportions as styled by Alastair McKimm: layer upon layer of jackets, sweaters and dresses — and a single Balenciaga coat meant to look like it’s six or seven separate and stacked pieces — punctuated by platform Comme des Garçons Nikes and Prada bucket hats. This new silhouette was worn by the models of the moment — Adesuwa Aighewi, Anok Yai, Alyssa Traoré and Sora Choi. “When I’m at the shows, I’m watching the faces as much as the outfits, and as soon as I saw our cover model, Adesuwa Aighewi, I knew I wanted her for this magazine,” writes Hanya Yanagihara in … [Read more...] about Fall Fashion: The Shape of Things to Come, Starring the Season’s Freshest Faces
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It’s a weekday morning at Oakland’s Black Spring Coffee, and 26-year-old musician Madeline Kenney is eager to discuss what the future may hold. Given Kenney’s trajectory — she grew up in Seattle, switched her major in college from dance to interpersonal neurobiology, moved to Oakland to pursue a career as a baker, then ultimately found her calling as an acclaimed singer-songwriter — it seems tough to expect her to know for certain just what’s coming next. Fortunately for fans, the answer is “Perfect Shapes.” Out Oct. 5, Kenney’s new record expands on a sound she once dubbed twang-haze. Featuring quiet meditations layered with fuzzy guitars, introspective lyrics and melodic catharsis, Kenney’s debut, “Night Night at First Landing,” arrived last September. “Perfect Shapes” takes this formula and mixes in some new ingredients, as evidenced on the deceptively bubbly lead single, “Cut Me Off.” … [Read more...] about Madeline Kenney sees the shape of things to come
Lost “The Shape of Things to Come:” The Remix Doc Artz So with this most recent blog, I threw out a theory regarding Benry and time travel and Smokey based mostly on a hunch. And it has proven to be the most controversial thing I’ve written since “Jin’s alive!” Based on the comments so far, (almost) no one agrees with me that A. Smokey and time travel are somehow connected, B. Benry traveled to Tunisia and Iraq AND England when he went into his closet in this episode, C. that consciousness is the key to time traveling. You either disagree with all of it, or some of it, but no one seems to agree with the whole kit and kaboodle. Hey! That’s cool! I gotta say, I appreciate how even in your disagreement with me, you’ve all been so kind and complimentary in the comments. But, I also noticed that there might have been a little confusion about what I was trying to say. It is, after all, kinda tricky stuff. So between the complication … [Read more...] about Lost: “The Shape of Things to Come.” Additional thoughts.
No sooner had Democrat Conor Lamb claimed victory in the nationally-watched special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th District Tuesday than the speculation started about the next two U.S. House special elections this year. While it is unclear after the first special election of the year, there are other contests coming up sure to draw national attention and perhaps serve as clues as to whether a Democratic tidal wave is in the works. The next special election for the House will be on April 24. The site is Arizona’s 8th District, also a district in which Trump won by 20-plus points in 2016, and which Republican Rep. Trent Franks resigned last December following revelations he had approached a staffer about being a surrogate mother. Republican Debbie Lesko, a former state senator and Trump-style populist, is the favorite. Campaigning hard on securing the border, building a wall on the Mexican border, and protecting the Second Amendment, she … [Read more...] about Is Democratic Win in PA-18 Race the Shape of Things to Come In Next Specials?
Insert shrubs, grasses and pathways here. (John King/The Chronicle) I finally made it to the top of the tunnel enclosing the roadway formerly known as Doyle Drive, and all I can say is: It’s big. With postcard views of expected beauty, but also fresh vistas of unexpected power. And three years from now, if we’re lucky, San Francisco’s Presidio will be re-knit in a way that makes the unusual national park even more compelling than it is today. The tunnel top is the center of what is billed as New Presidio Parklands, 13 acres between Crissy Field and the Main Post that held the elevated Doyle Drive to and from Golden Gate Bridge. The boulevard’s eastern portion was dropped to ground level and is tucked within two pairs of tunnels. One pair will be covered by parkland, and what struck me more than anything else is the extent of the space. It’s a walk of several minutes east to west; Crissy Field below you seems far, far away. Speaking of far, far away, to the … [Read more...] about The view from the top (of the Presidio)