The Urban Legend

Spotlight on the San Francisco Girls Chorus, through the eyes of Urban School of San Francisco students

Spotlight on the San Francisco Girls Chorus, through the eyes of Urban School of San Francisco students

Zoe Pleasure, staff writer

April 11, 2010

The San Francisco Girls Chorus, whose singers appeared in President Obama’s inauguration last winter, is a beloved institution. The Chorus has been prominent in the music world for over 30 years. The Chorus educates girls and young women ages 5-18 in musical studies. In 2010 alone they have released...

Urban School’s art show excites and inspires

Urban School's art show excites and inspires

Zoe Pleasure, Staff writer

March 30, 2010

The Urban Winter Art Show, held on Feb. 11, featured the work of 21 seniors, including media such as sculpture, painting, drawing, jewelry making and filmmaking. The show is an annual tradition, allowing only seniors to display and present their work to the rest of the Urban community. The art...

Dante’s Inferno videogame a dark chapter in a literary classic

Dante's Inferno videogame a dark chapter in a literary classic

Cassiel Chadwick, Staff writer

March 18, 2010

When Dante Alighieri wrote, cultures leapt from his pen. His style carved the Italian language, his commentary shook a fractured state, and his subject immortalized the nine circles of hell. In his predominant work, The Divine Comedy, Dante depicted himself as a quiet, cravenly, old man. Donning ...

The Decade In Art

Daniel Moattar

March 2, 2010

It's been a long, hard decade: financial crises, terrorism, Facebook stalking, skinny jeans, global warming, and Dan Brown novels. What we need now – what everyone needs – is closure. Emotionally, the Legend can't provide that – it's only a newspaper. But if we can't be therapists, we can definit...

Nymph Errant

Nymph Errant

Anne Vetter, Staff Writer

December 10, 2009

Only Urban would stage a play that revolves around a young woman trying to lose her virginity. Nymph Errant, by Cole Porter and Romney Brent, opened in Manchester on Sept. 11, 1933, and ran for only 154 performances. (Here in California, 76 years later, it could not be anything but the contrary.) Director...

Place of poetry

Place of poetry

Celine Buehl

July 14, 2009

Haunting the barrack walls on Angel Island are more than 200 poems, etched into thin sheets of lead paint. I pause, notebook in hand, to observe a man in his early 60’s as he traces the carvings with his fingers. He introduces himself as Walter W. Ko, and hands me his latest publication, a book...

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