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EDWIGE FOUVRY

first published in Juxtapoz, June 24, 2020 Edwige Fouvry and the Order of Things by Matt Gonzalez Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Il y eu un murmure June 4 — July 3, 2020 Fragmentary qualities in Edwige Fouvry’s landscapes, overlaid with heavily worked areas,

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EDWIGE FOUVRY

first published in Juxtapoz, June 24, 2020 Edwige Fouvry and the Order of Things by Matt Gonzalez Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Il y eu un murmure June 4 — July 3, 2020 Fragmentary qualities in Edwige Fouvry’s landscapes, overlaid with heavily worked areas,

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CHELSEA RYOKO WONG

first published in Juxtapoz, June 22, 2020 Chelsea Wong, “Cicchetti with My Friend,” acrylic on stretched canvas, 60 x 48 inches, 2020. Chelsea Wong, Painter of Optimism & Virtue By Matt Gonzalez Looking at an exhibition by Chelsea Wong is a

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CHELSEA RYOKO WONG

first published in Juxtapoz, June 22, 2020 Chelsea Wong, “Cicchetti with My Friend,” acrylic on stretched canvas, 60 x 48 inches, 2020. Chelsea Wong, Painter of Optimism & Virtue By Matt Gonzalez Looking at an exhibition by Chelsea Wong is a

GUNS IN OUR SOCIETY

first published in Medium, December 29, 2019 The trigger pull on children’s squirt guns (aka toy water pistols) being tested, 2017. What Everybody Missed About the Legal Case that Helped Elect a President By Matt Gonzalez Four and ½ years ago

GUNS IN OUR SOCIETY

first published in Medium, December 29, 2019 The trigger pull on children’s squirt guns (aka toy water pistols) being tested, 2017. What Everybody Missed About the Legal Case that Helped Elect a President By Matt Gonzalez Four and ½ years ago

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TAMSIN SMITH & EMILIO VILLALBA

first published in Juxtapoz Magazine, December 20, 2019 Two Hands, One Brush: Tamsin Smith & Emilio Villalba Collaborate @ Adobe Books Gallery   THE PAINTER’S ALPHABET Tamsin Smith + Emilio Villalba Adobe Books Gallery 3130 24th Street, San Francisco Exhibition: Nov

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TAMSIN SMITH & EMILIO VILLALBA

first published in Juxtapoz Magazine, December 20, 2019 Two Hands, One Brush: Tamsin Smith & Emilio Villalba Collaborate @ Adobe Books Gallery   THE PAINTER’S ALPHABET Tamsin Smith + Emilio Villalba Adobe Books Gallery 3130 24th Street, San Francisco Exhibition: Nov

CHESA BOUDIN FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY

first published in Medium, November 1, 2109 Chesa Boudin with other attorneys on the steps of the California State Building, August 11, 2109. Photo by Smeeta Mahanti / Chesa4DA. Who’s Afraid of Chesa Boudin? By Matt Gonzalez In the final

CHESA BOUDIN FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY

first published in Medium, November 1, 2109 Chesa Boudin with other attorneys on the steps of the California State Building, August 11, 2109. Photo by Smeeta Mahanti / Chesa4DA. Who’s Afraid of Chesa Boudin? By Matt Gonzalez In the final

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REBECCA KAUFMAN

first published in Juxtapoz, August 29, 2019 The New Optical Art: Rebecca Kaufman at Artists’ Television Access Review by Matt Gonzalez Artists’ Television Access (ATA) in San Francisco’s Mission District presents the first solo exhibition by Rebecca Kaufman in the City.

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REBECCA KAUFMAN

first published in Juxtapoz, August 29, 2019 The New Optical Art: Rebecca Kaufman at Artists’ Television Access Review by Matt Gonzalez Artists’ Television Access (ATA) in San Francisco’s Mission District presents the first solo exhibition by Rebecca Kaufman in the City.

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MARYAM YOUSIF & NICK MAKANNA

first published in Juxtapoz, August 14, 2019 Maryam Yousif, “Puabi Bust”, glazed stoneware, 18 x 10 x 20.5 inches, 2019. Back to Back: Maryam Yousif & Nick Makanna @ Guerrero Gallery By Tamsin Smith & Matt Gonzalez ———————— Maryam Yousif: Puabi

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MARYAM YOUSIF & NICK MAKANNA

first published in Juxtapoz, August 14, 2019 Maryam Yousif, “Puabi Bust”, glazed stoneware, 18 x 10 x 20.5 inches, 2019. Back to Back: Maryam Yousif & Nick Makanna @ Guerrero Gallery By Tamsin Smith & Matt Gonzalez ———————— Maryam Yousif: Puabi

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GINA M. CONTRERAS

first published in the San Francisco Examiner, August 9, 2019 Gina M. Contreras, “Sola Chola”, acrylic, gouache, and graphite on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, 2019. Gina M. Contreras’ self portraits left bare A review of Gina M. Contreras, Sola

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GINA M. CONTRERAS

first published in the San Francisco Examiner, August 9, 2019 Gina M. Contreras, “Sola Chola”, acrylic, gouache, and graphite on canvas, 36 x 48 inches, 2019. Gina M. Contreras’ self portraits left bare A review of Gina M. Contreras, Sola

VICTOR ARNAUTOFF

first published in the San Francisco Examiner, June 24, 2019 Detail from The Life of George Washington mural by Victor Arnautoff at George Washington High School in San Francisco. Don’t whitewash history by Matt Gonzalez A controversy over murals painted

VICTOR ARNAUTOFF

first published in the San Francisco Examiner, June 24, 2019 Detail from The Life of George Washington mural by Victor Arnautoff at George Washington High School in San Francisco. Don’t whitewash history by Matt Gonzalez A controversy over murals painted

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MEL HANSON

original to The Matt Gonzalez Reader, May 29, 2019 Mel Hanson, Self-portrait, gouache on paper, 25 x 30.5 inches, 1962. Collection of Julie Wilkey Bechtel. Mel Hanson & The Firehaus Group By Matt Gonzalez The story of a group of painters,

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MEL HANSON

original to The Matt Gonzalez Reader, May 29, 2019 Mel Hanson, Self-portrait, gouache on paper, 25 x 30.5 inches, 1962. Collection of Julie Wilkey Bechtel. Mel Hanson & The Firehaus Group By Matt Gonzalez The story of a group of painters,

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MARTIN MACHADO

first published in Juxtapoz, March 19, 2019 Martin Machado, “Unalaska, Alaska (Dutch Harbor)”, 20 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, 2018. Martin Machado’s Odyssey By Tamsin Smith & Matt Gonzalez Martin Machado’s solo show Hove To at Park Life Gallery

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MARTIN MACHADO

first published in Juxtapoz, March 19, 2019 Martin Machado, “Unalaska, Alaska (Dutch Harbor)”, 20 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, 2018. Martin Machado’s Odyssey By Tamsin Smith & Matt Gonzalez Martin Machado’s solo show Hove To at Park Life Gallery

GARCIA ZARATE TRIAL

first published in The Trial Lawyer, Winter 2019 Courtroom sketch by Vicki Behringer. L-R in the foreground: Danielle Thompson (investigator), Jose Ines Garcia Zarate (defendant), Zach Dillon (paralegal/attorney); L-R in the background: Matt Gonzalez (attorney), Samuel Feng (judge), Paul Endo

GARCIA ZARATE TRIAL

first published in The Trial Lawyer, Winter 2019 Courtroom sketch by Vicki Behringer. L-R in the foreground: Danielle Thompson (investigator), Jose Ines Garcia Zarate (defendant), Zach Dillon (paralegal/attorney); L-R in the background: Matt Gonzalez (attorney), Samuel Feng (judge), Paul Endo

JEFF ADACHI

Eulogy for San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, March 4, 2019 1:04:50 introduction of Matt Gonzalez by Rudy Corpuz; 1:05:48 Matt Gonzalez begins to speak. Eulogy for Jeff Adachi (1959-2019) by Matt Gonzalez The following are the remarks made by

JEFF ADACHI

Eulogy for San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, March 4, 2019 1:04:50 introduction of Matt Gonzalez by Rudy Corpuz; 1:05:48 Matt Gonzalez begins to speak. Eulogy for Jeff Adachi (1959-2019) by Matt Gonzalez The following are the remarks made by

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EMILY FROMM

first published in Juxtapoz, February 21, 2019 Emily Fromm, All Star, 48 x 60, acrylic on panel, 2018. EMILY FROMM — PAINTING SONDER (A Review) By Matt Gonzalez When describing Emily Fromm’s artistic style, reviewers uniformly draw parallels to vintage cartoons

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EMILY FROMM

first published in Juxtapoz, February 21, 2019 Emily Fromm, All Star, 48 x 60, acrylic on panel, 2018. EMILY FROMM — PAINTING SONDER (A Review) By Matt Gonzalez When describing Emily Fromm’s artistic style, reviewers uniformly draw parallels to vintage cartoons

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EMILIO VILLALBA

first published in Juxtapoz, November 26, 2018 Emilio Villalba, Me & Lou (Studio View), oil on wood, 36 x 48 inches, 2018. Symbols of Death, Signs of Life: A Review of New Works by Emilio Villalba Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco

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EMILIO VILLALBA

first published in Juxtapoz, November 26, 2018 Emilio Villalba, Me & Lou (Studio View), oil on wood, 36 x 48 inches, 2018. Symbols of Death, Signs of Life: A Review of New Works by Emilio Villalba Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco

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HILARY PECIS

first published in Juxtapoz, October 25, 2018 Hilary Pecis, “Favorite Vase”, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 in., 2018. Hilary Pecis’ Familiar View in San Francisco Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco September 29 – November 24, 2018 Paint what you know seems an anachronistic

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HILARY PECIS

first published in Juxtapoz, October 25, 2018 Hilary Pecis, “Favorite Vase”, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 in., 2018. Hilary Pecis’ Familiar View in San Francisco Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco September 29 – November 24, 2018 Paint what you know seems an anachronistic

OLIVE MOORE

original to The Matt Gonzalez Reader, September 12, 2018 Detail of a letter written by Olive Moore, c. 1932. FINDING OLIVE MOORE Addressing new details that have emerged about the elusive author including a previously unpublished holographic letter  I believe only

OLIVE MOORE

original to The Matt Gonzalez Reader, September 12, 2018 Detail of a letter written by Olive Moore, c. 1932. FINDING OLIVE MOORE Addressing new details that have emerged about the elusive author including a previously unpublished holographic letter  I believe only

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KEVIN EARL TAYLOR

first published in Juxtapoz, August 17, 2018 Cycle, oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 170 cm, 2018. Kevin Earl Taylor’s New Exhibition Apex Opens in Berlin Tamsin Smith & Matt Gonzalez Circle Culture in Berlin, Germany, recently opened Apex,

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KEVIN EARL TAYLOR

first published in Juxtapoz, August 17, 2018 Cycle, oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 170 cm, 2018. Kevin Earl Taylor’s New Exhibition Apex Opens in Berlin Tamsin Smith & Matt Gonzalez Circle Culture in Berlin, Germany, recently opened Apex,

GARCIA ZARATE TRIAL

first published in Medium, July 2, 2108 Photograph of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate on San Francisco’s Pier 14 taken by Jay Martin on May 23, 2015. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate Did Not Receive a Fair Trial: 10 Examples By Matt Gonzalez “When

GARCIA ZARATE TRIAL

first published in Medium, July 2, 2108 Photograph of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate on San Francisco’s Pier 14 taken by Jay Martin on May 23, 2015. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate Did Not Receive a Fair Trial: 10 Examples By Matt Gonzalez “When

SF Mayoral Race Vote Totals Since 1939

“City Hall @ Fulton #7” (San Francisco City Hall from the Western Addition neighborhood) by Nicholas Coley, 24 x 36 inches, oil on canvas, 2013. San Francisco Mayoral Race Vote Totals Since 1939 by Matt Gonzalez Below are the top

SF Mayoral Race Vote Totals Since 1939

“City Hall @ Fulton #7” (San Francisco City Hall from the Western Addition neighborhood) by Nicholas Coley, 24 x 36 inches, oil on canvas, 2013. San Francisco Mayoral Race Vote Totals Since 1939 by Matt Gonzalez Below are the top

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ILLEGAL ART

first published in Illegal (San Francisco: Luggage Store Gallery, 2018)   NOTHING IS ILLEGAL FOREVER Matt Gonzalez In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith wrote: “Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is, in

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ILLEGAL ART

first published in Illegal (San Francisco: Luggage Store Gallery, 2018)   NOTHING IS ILLEGAL FOREVER Matt Gonzalez In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith wrote: “Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is, in

S.F. Judges Election

first published in Medium, May 11, 2018 Democrats for Judge: Maria Evangelista, Niki Solis, Phoenix Streets, & Kwixuan Maloof. Photo by Elizabeth Cermak. The Thin Black Line A group of high-level California judges have mounted a dangerous public campaign against four

S.F. Judges Election

first published in Medium, May 11, 2018 Democrats for Judge: Maria Evangelista, Niki Solis, Phoenix Streets, & Kwixuan Maloof. Photo by Elizabeth Cermak. The Thin Black Line A group of high-level California judges have mounted a dangerous public campaign against four

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ALBERT HERTER

first published in As It Ought To Be, August 31, 2017 Albert Herter, Compound Growth #2, acrylic ink, colored pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, marker on paper, Sheet: 16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm), Frame: 19 3/4 x 23

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ALBERT HERTER

first published in As It Ought To Be, August 31, 2017 Albert Herter, Compound Growth #2, acrylic ink, colored pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, marker on paper, Sheet: 16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm), Frame: 19 3/4 x 23

SANCTUARY CITIES

first published in BeyondChron.org, August 1, 2017 San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi addressing news media at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice following Jose Ines Garcia Zarate’s arraignment, July 7, 2015. Photo by Michael Macor for the San Francisco Chronicle.

SANCTUARY CITIES

first published in BeyondChron.org, August 1, 2017 San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi addressing news media at San Francisco’s Hall of Justice following Jose Ines Garcia Zarate’s arraignment, July 7, 2015. Photo by Michael Macor for the San Francisco Chronicle.

LOADED GUN & AUTO BREAK-INS

first published in 48 hills, July 21, 2017 Federal agent’s loaded gun, left unsecured in a car, killed Kate Steinle So why is all the attention on an immigrant who was at the end of an unfortunate chain of events?

LOADED GUN & AUTO BREAK-INS

first published in 48 hills, July 21, 2017 Federal agent’s loaded gun, left unsecured in a car, killed Kate Steinle So why is all the attention on an immigrant who was at the end of an unfortunate chain of events?

A SO-CALLED DANGEROUS FELON

first published in 48 hills, July 18, 2017 Jose Ines Garcia Zarate (also known as Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez). A ‘dangerous felon’ who was never convicted of a violent crime The ‘seven felony convictions’ of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate are

A SO-CALLED DANGEROUS FELON

first published in 48 hills, July 18, 2017 Jose Ines Garcia Zarate (also known as Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez). A ‘dangerous felon’ who was never convicted of a violent crime The ‘seven felony convictions’ of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate are

FILMMAKER STANLEY NELSON

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 4, 2006 Filmmaker Stanley Nelson 28 years later Matt Gonzalez and director Stanley Nelson ponder the fate and impact of Peoples Temple and the truth behind the powerful new doc Jonestown

FILMMAKER STANLEY NELSON

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 4, 2006 Filmmaker Stanley Nelson 28 years later Matt Gonzalez and director Stanley Nelson ponder the fate and impact of Peoples Temple and the truth behind the powerful new doc Jonestown

SIG SAUER ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGES

first published in the San Francisco Examiner, July 11, 2017 Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, also known as Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, during an interview with a TV reporter, July 5, 2015. A gun’s history of accidental discharges by Matt Gonzalez

SIG SAUER ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGES

first published in the San Francisco Examiner, July 11, 2017 Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, also known as Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, during an interview with a TV reporter, July 5, 2015. A gun’s history of accidental discharges by Matt Gonzalez

KATE’S LAW

first published in the San Francisco Chronicle, July 5, 2017 Lawyers for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, Matt Gonzalez & Francisco Ugarte, leave Department 9 of the San Francisco Superior Court after Garcia Zarate’s arraignment, July 7, 2015. Photo by Justin

KATE’S LAW

first published in the San Francisco Chronicle, July 5, 2017 Lawyers for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, Matt Gonzalez & Francisco Ugarte, leave Department 9 of the San Francisco Superior Court after Garcia Zarate’s arraignment, July 7, 2015. Photo by Justin

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ADAM FEIBELMAN

first published in Squarecylinder, April 24, 2017 Adam Feibelman, “Arctic Tern”, hand cut paper assemblage, 45 x 65 inches, 2017. ADAM FEIBELMAN: Layering of Self & Other Review: Adam Feibelman “Personal Provenance” @ Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco By Tamsin Smith

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ADAM FEIBELMAN

first published in Squarecylinder, April 24, 2017 Adam Feibelman, “Arctic Tern”, hand cut paper assemblage, 45 x 65 inches, 2017. ADAM FEIBELMAN: Layering of Self & Other Review: Adam Feibelman “Personal Provenance” @ Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco By Tamsin Smith

BORDER WALL

original to The Matt Gonzalez Reader, November 7, 2016 Luis Pinto’s installation for “Welcome to the Left Coast” exhibition at the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, May 13, 2016. Curated by Andres Guerrero and Matt Gonzalez. Build the Wall by

BORDER WALL

original to The Matt Gonzalez Reader, November 7, 2016 Luis Pinto’s installation for “Welcome to the Left Coast” exhibition at the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, May 13, 2016. Curated by Andres Guerrero and Matt Gonzalez. Build the Wall by

BERNIE SANDERS

original to The Matt Gonzalez Reader, November 7, 2016 Painting by Michelle Guintu exhibited in the “Welcome to the Left Coast” exhibition at the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, May, 2016. Defending Bernie or Bust by Matt Gonzalez The only

BERNIE SANDERS

original to The Matt Gonzalez Reader, November 7, 2016 Painting by Michelle Guintu exhibited in the “Welcome to the Left Coast” exhibition at the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, May, 2016. Defending Bernie or Bust by Matt Gonzalez The only

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PAUL WONNER

original to The Matt Gonzalez Reader, November 5, 2016 (updated 10/30/18) One of five known versions of Paul Wonner’s Still Life with “Femme au Coq”, early 1950s. Paul Wonner and the “Femme au Coq” paintings of the 1950s By Matt Gonzalez

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PAUL WONNER

original to The Matt Gonzalez Reader, November 5, 2016 (updated 10/30/18) One of five known versions of Paul Wonner’s Still Life with “Femme au Coq”, early 1950s. Paul Wonner and the “Femme au Coq” paintings of the 1950s By Matt Gonzalez

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SPENCER KEETON CUNNINGHAM

first published in As It Ought To Be, November 4, 2016 Farewell for Now: Spencer Keeton Cunningham Departs San Francisco By Matt Gonzalez Spencer Keeton Cunningham has been on the road for the last 28 months, but is back in

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SPENCER KEETON CUNNINGHAM

first published in As It Ought To Be, November 4, 2016 Farewell for Now: Spencer Keeton Cunningham Departs San Francisco By Matt Gonzalez Spencer Keeton Cunningham has been on the road for the last 28 months, but is back in

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ZIO ZIEGLER

first published in Zio Ziegler, Bernard Gwilliam and the Quantum Modernism (SF: Jules Maeght Gallery, 2016) Zio Ziegler, The Three Modes of Paintings, oil, acrylic, and gouache on canvas, 96 x 72 inches, 2016. ZIO ZIEGLER: (self) Portrait of the Artist

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ZIO ZIEGLER

first published in Zio Ziegler, Bernard Gwilliam and the Quantum Modernism (SF: Jules Maeght Gallery, 2016) Zio Ziegler, The Three Modes of Paintings, oil, acrylic, and gouache on canvas, 96 x 72 inches, 2016. ZIO ZIEGLER: (self) Portrait of the Artist

NONCITIZEN VOTING

first published in the San Francisco Chronicle, October 7, 2016 Collage over a photograph by Tina Modotti by Matt Gonzalez, 2010. Prop. N: Allows noncitizens to vote for school board by Matt Gonzalez Proposition N seeks to achieve two things:

NONCITIZEN VOTING

first published in the San Francisco Chronicle, October 7, 2016 Collage over a photograph by Tina Modotti by Matt Gonzalez, 2010. Prop. N: Allows noncitizens to vote for school board by Matt Gonzalez Proposition N seeks to achieve two things:

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ANDREW SCHOULTZ

first published in Andrew Schoultz: Age of Empire (NYC: Joshua Liner Gallery, 2016)   ANDREW SCHOULTZ: WRITING HIS OWN LANGUAGE by Matt Gonzalez Last month, I rose to pay my bill at a Tenderloin bar in San Francisco, and realized

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ANDREW SCHOULTZ

first published in Andrew Schoultz: Age of Empire (NYC: Joshua Liner Gallery, 2016)   ANDREW SCHOULTZ: WRITING HIS OWN LANGUAGE by Matt Gonzalez Last month, I rose to pay my bill at a Tenderloin bar in San Francisco, and realized

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DAVE EGGERS

first published in Juxtapoz, May 2, 2016 DAVE EGGERS: TAG, YOU’RE IT Review: Dave Eggers “IDAHO” @Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco by Tamsin Smith & Matt Gonzalez There are a few days left to see Dave Eggers’ new exhibition IDAHO

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DAVE EGGERS

first published in Juxtapoz, May 2, 2016 DAVE EGGERS: TAG, YOU’RE IT Review: Dave Eggers “IDAHO” @Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco by Tamsin Smith & Matt Gonzalez There are a few days left to see Dave Eggers’ new exhibition IDAHO

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BARRY MCGEE

first published in Juxtapoz, December 17, 2015 BARRY MCGEE, ALWAYS DOWN FOR WHATEVER Review: Barry McGee “China Boo” @Ratio 3, San Francisco by Matt Gonzalez Barry McGee’s “China Boo” at Ratio 3, is his first solo gallery offering at the

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BARRY MCGEE

first published in Juxtapoz, December 17, 2015 BARRY MCGEE, ALWAYS DOWN FOR WHATEVER Review: Barry McGee “China Boo” @Ratio 3, San Francisco by Matt Gonzalez Barry McGee’s “China Boo” at Ratio 3, is his first solo gallery offering at the

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SHERIE’ FRANSSEN

first published in San Francisco Arts Quarterly / SFAQ Online, January 21, 2015 Sherie’ Franssen, “The heaven we chase,” 2014. 80 x 70 in. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Dolby Chadwick Gallery. Sherie’ Franssen: The Gorgeous Nothings

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SHERIE’ FRANSSEN

first published in San Francisco Arts Quarterly / SFAQ Online, January 21, 2015 Sherie’ Franssen, “The heaven we chase,” 2014. 80 x 70 in. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Dolby Chadwick Gallery. Sherie’ Franssen: The Gorgeous Nothings

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TERRY ST. JOHN

first published in San Francisco Arts Quarterly / SFAQ Online, August 9, 2014 Terry St. John, Woman by Red Chair, 2014 | Oil on Canvas | 42 x 48 inches. TERRY ST. JOHN, “NEW WORK” AT DOLBY CHADWICK GALLERY, SAN

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TERRY ST. JOHN

first published in San Francisco Arts Quarterly / SFAQ Online, August 9, 2014 Terry St. John, Woman by Red Chair, 2014 | Oil on Canvas | 42 x 48 inches. TERRY ST. JOHN, “NEW WORK” AT DOLBY CHADWICK GALLERY, SAN

JACK HIRSCHMAN

first published in an earlier version in the San Francisco Call, May 24, 2002 Jack Hirschman & Agneta Falk in Varese, Italy, 2007. Photograph by Sergio Sala. JACK HIRSCHMAN: A Bibliography By Matt Gonzalez   Jack Hirschman has been living

JACK HIRSCHMAN

first published in an earlier version in the San Francisco Call, May 24, 2002 Jack Hirschman & Agneta Falk in Varese, Italy, 2007. Photograph by Sergio Sala. JACK HIRSCHMAN: A Bibliography By Matt Gonzalez   Jack Hirschman has been living

KSHAMA SAWANT & TY MOORE

first released as an open letter, The Matt Gonzalez Reader, October 22, 2013   A CALL TO ACTION IN SUPPORT OF TWO INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES by Matt Gonzalez & Jill Stein As the American public is confronted with the latest example

KSHAMA SAWANT & TY MOORE

first released as an open letter, The Matt Gonzalez Reader, October 22, 2013   A CALL TO ACTION IN SUPPORT OF TWO INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES by Matt Gonzalez & Jill Stein As the American public is confronted with the latest example

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GIANLUCA FRANZESE

first published in Juxtapoz, September 2013   GRAPHITE & GOLD The Art of Gianluca Franzese by Matt Gonzalez Italian-born, San Francisco based Gianluca Franzese has worked for three years as Andrew Schoultz’s primary studio assistant. Classically trained in drawing at

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GIANLUCA FRANZESE

first published in Juxtapoz, September 2013   GRAPHITE & GOLD The Art of Gianluca Franzese by Matt Gonzalez Italian-born, San Francisco based Gianluca Franzese has worked for three years as Andrew Schoultz’s primary studio assistant. Classically trained in drawing at

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EVA HESSE

first published in As It Ought To Be, March 21, 2013 Eva Hesse, paper collage, 9 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches (1959). Private collection. EVA HESSE AND THE COLOR COLLAGE FROM 1959 by Matt Gonzalez “Eva was a very good

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EVA HESSE

first published in As It Ought To Be, March 21, 2013 Eva Hesse, paper collage, 9 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches (1959). Private collection. EVA HESSE AND THE COLOR COLLAGE FROM 1959 by Matt Gonzalez “Eva was a very good

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CHRISTA ASSAD

first published in Ceramics: Art & Perception, March 2013 WAR & CLAY: CHRISTA ASSAD @FRIESEN ABMEYER by Matt Gonzalez Christa Assad has been making objects out of clay for over two decades. She is among an elite group of studio

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CHRISTA ASSAD

first published in Ceramics: Art & Perception, March 2013 WAR & CLAY: CHRISTA ASSAD @FRIESEN ABMEYER by Matt Gonzalez Christa Assad has been making objects out of clay for over two decades. She is among an elite group of studio

FELIX MACNEE

first published in San Francisco Call, December 17, 2001 Portrait of Jenny Blaebaum by Felix Macnee, oil on canvas, 1995. Their rubber hammer strikes the sea Artist Felix Macnee interviewed by Supervisor Matt Gonzalez “Sixteen paintings by Felix Macnee,” an

FELIX MACNEE

first published in San Francisco Call, December 17, 2001 Portrait of Jenny Blaebaum by Felix Macnee, oil on canvas, 1995. Their rubber hammer strikes the sea Artist Felix Macnee interviewed by Supervisor Matt Gonzalez “Sixteen paintings by Felix Macnee,” an

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ANDREW SCHOULTZ

first published in BlISSS Magazine, January 22, 2013 ANDREW SCHOULTZ @MARK MOORE GALLERY by Matt Gonzalez Politics permeates the work of artist Andrew Schoultz, a Wisconsin native living in San Francisco. His latest work appropriates the American flag, revered symbol

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ANDREW SCHOULTZ

first published in BlISSS Magazine, January 22, 2013 ANDREW SCHOULTZ @MARK MOORE GALLERY by Matt Gonzalez Politics permeates the work of artist Andrew Schoultz, a Wisconsin native living in San Francisco. His latest work appropriates the American flag, revered symbol

HETCH HETCHY VALLEY

first published in As It Ought To Be, November 4, 2012 The Hetch Hetchy Valley as it looked in 1913. Photo from the archives of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. RESTORE HETCH HETCHY VALLEY, VOTE YES! ON PROPOSITION F

HETCH HETCHY VALLEY

first published in As It Ought To Be, November 4, 2012 The Hetch Hetchy Valley as it looked in 1913. Photo from the archives of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. RESTORE HETCH HETCHY VALLEY, VOTE YES! ON PROPOSITION F

BARRY MCGEE

first published in As It Ought To Be, September 6, 2012 Barry McGee. Photograph by Winni Wintermeyer for SFMOMA, 2010. Crushing the Non-State! Matt Gonzalez questions Barry McGee Editors note: This interview took place at a secret location on York

BARRY MCGEE

first published in As It Ought To Be, September 6, 2012 Barry McGee. Photograph by Winni Wintermeyer for SFMOMA, 2010. Crushing the Non-State! Matt Gonzalez questions Barry McGee Editors note: This interview took place at a secret location on York

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GUY COLWELL

first published in Juxtapoz, September 2012 Epidemic (2009) by Guy Colwell, in the collection of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. THE HINGE OF REALITY: THE ART OF GUY COLWELL by Matt Gonzalez Although Guy Colwell began making art with a

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GUY COLWELL

first published in Juxtapoz, September 2012 Epidemic (2009) by Guy Colwell, in the collection of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. THE HINGE OF REALITY: THE ART OF GUY COLWELL by Matt Gonzalez Although Guy Colwell began making art with a

RANKED CHOICE VOTING

Cover of Steven Hill’s book Fixing Elections published by Routledge in 2003. RCV IS GOOD FOR PROGRESSIVES by Steven Hill & Matt Gonzalez Since San Francisco began using ranked choice voting in 2004 and public financing of campaigns in 2002,

RANKED CHOICE VOTING

Cover of Steven Hill’s book Fixing Elections published by Routledge in 2003. RCV IS GOOD FOR PROGRESSIVES by Steven Hill & Matt Gonzalez Since San Francisco began using ranked choice voting in 2004 and public financing of campaigns in 2002,

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ANDREW SCHOULTZ & PAUL KLEE

first published in As It Ought To Be, January 8, 2012 Partial installation of Images in Dialogue: Andrew Schoultz and Paul Klee. Flickr photograph by My Love For You. ANDREW SCHOULTZ AND PAUL KLEE AT SFMOMA by Matt Gonzalez Today

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ANDREW SCHOULTZ & PAUL KLEE

first published in As It Ought To Be, January 8, 2012 Partial installation of Images in Dialogue: Andrew Schoultz and Paul Klee. Flickr photograph by My Love For You. ANDREW SCHOULTZ AND PAUL KLEE AT SFMOMA by Matt Gonzalez Today

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GUSTAVO RAMOS RIVERA

first published in As It Ought To Be, December 21, 2011 Gustavo Ramos Rivera, Sin titulo, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″, 2011. GUSTAVO RAMOS RIVERA AT ELINS/EAGLES-SMITH by Matt Gonzalez Since the early 1900s when Xavier Martinez settled in

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GUSTAVO RAMOS RIVERA

first published in As It Ought To Be, December 21, 2011 Gustavo Ramos Rivera, Sin titulo, oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″, 2011. GUSTAVO RAMOS RIVERA AT ELINS/EAGLES-SMITH by Matt Gonzalez Since the early 1900s when Xavier Martinez settled in

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KURT SCHWITTERS

first published in As It Ought To Be, November 27, 2011 Portrait of Kurt Schwitters by El Lissitzky, 1929. GOODBYE KURT SCHWITTERS by Matt Gonzalez “I use any material the picture demands.” Kurt Schwitters, 1920. Today marks the conclusion of

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KURT SCHWITTERS

first published in As It Ought To Be, November 27, 2011 Portrait of Kurt Schwitters by El Lissitzky, 1929. GOODBYE KURT SCHWITTERS by Matt Gonzalez “I use any material the picture demands.” Kurt Schwitters, 1920. Today marks the conclusion of

RANKED-CHOICE VOTING

first published in the San Francisco Chronicle, November 6, 2011 Eleven San Francisco mayoral candidates, at the Castro Theatre, August 8, 2011. Photograph by Adithya Sambamurthy for The Bay Citizen. LIKE 1-2-3: RANKED CHOICE VOTING HERE TO STAY by Matt

RANKED-CHOICE VOTING

first published in the San Francisco Chronicle, November 6, 2011 Eleven San Francisco mayoral candidates, at the Castro Theatre, August 8, 2011. Photograph by Adithya Sambamurthy for The Bay Citizen. LIKE 1-2-3: RANKED CHOICE VOTING HERE TO STAY by Matt

SF MAYOR’S RACE, 2011

Compare and Decide, SF Mayoral Race 2011, first released on YOUTUBE, October 31, 2011 COMPARE AND DECIDE by Matt Gonzalez & Isiah Flores Jeff Adachi filing papers to run for Mayor of San Francisco, 2011. SF Chronicle photo by Lance

SF MAYOR’S RACE, 2011

Compare and Decide, SF Mayoral Race 2011, first released on YOUTUBE, October 31, 2011 COMPARE AND DECIDE by Matt Gonzalez & Isiah Flores Jeff Adachi filing papers to run for Mayor of San Francisco, 2011. SF Chronicle photo by Lance

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THEOPHILUS BROWN

first published in The New Fillmore, September 2011; reprinted in Theophilus Brown, An Artful Life (SF: Thomas Reynolds Gallery, 2011) Theophilus Brown in his Berkeley studio, 1955 or 56. A FRIENDSHIP WITH THEOPHILUS BROWN by Matt Gonzalez Much has been

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THEOPHILUS BROWN

first published in The New Fillmore, September 2011; reprinted in Theophilus Brown, An Artful Life (SF: Thomas Reynolds Gallery, 2011) Theophilus Brown in his Berkeley studio, 1955 or 56. A FRIENDSHIP WITH THEOPHILUS BROWN by Matt Gonzalez Much has been

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KEEGAN McHARGUE

first published in Keegan McHargue: Natural (SF: Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern, 2011); reprinted in As It Ought To Be, September 2, 2011 KEEGAN MCHARGUE, THE PERIPATETIC ARTIST RETURNS TO S.F. by Matt Gonzalez By the age of 21, Keegan

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KEEGAN McHARGUE

first published in Keegan McHargue: Natural (SF: Frey Norris Contemporary & Modern, 2011); reprinted in As It Ought To Be, September 2, 2011 KEEGAN MCHARGUE, THE PERIPATETIC ARTIST RETURNS TO S.F. by Matt Gonzalez By the age of 21, Keegan

DAVID WAGGONER

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 1, 2011 Photograph of David Waggoner by Geoff King, 2010. DAVID WAGGONER: A Community Watchdog for Police Commission by Harry Britt, Matt Gonzalez, & Aaron Peskin Given the escalating rash of

DAVID WAGGONER

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, June 1, 2011 Photograph of David Waggoner by Geoff King, 2010. DAVID WAGGONER: A Community Watchdog for Police Commission by Harry Britt, Matt Gonzalez, & Aaron Peskin Given the escalating rash of

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TOM SCHULTZ

first published as the foreword to Structure, Gesture, and Something Else: The Paintings of Tom Schultz (SF: Michael Rauner Photography, 2010) Tom Schultz, 2010. Photograph by Michael Rauner. FOREWORD: TOM SCHULTZ by Matt Gonzalez I first saw Tom Schultz’s work

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TOM SCHULTZ

first published as the foreword to Structure, Gesture, and Something Else: The Paintings of Tom Schultz (SF: Michael Rauner Photography, 2010) Tom Schultz, 2010. Photograph by Michael Rauner. FOREWORD: TOM SCHULTZ by Matt Gonzalez I first saw Tom Schultz’s work

NANCY PELOSI vs JOHN DENNIS

first published in Fog City Journal, October 12, 2010 John Dennis, Congressman Ron Paul, Tony Hall & Matt Gonzalez, September 4, 2010. Photograph by Luke Thomas. OPEN LETTER TO NANCY PELOSI by Matt Gonzalez October 12, 2010 Representative Nancy Pelosi

NANCY PELOSI vs JOHN DENNIS

first published in Fog City Journal, October 12, 2010 John Dennis, Congressman Ron Paul, Tony Hall & Matt Gonzalez, September 4, 2010. Photograph by Luke Thomas. OPEN LETTER TO NANCY PELOSI by Matt Gonzalez October 12, 2010 Representative Nancy Pelosi

PUBLIC CONTRACTING

first published in BeyondChron.org, July 27, 2010 WHY BOTHER BIDDING? by Matt Gonzalez How Fred Bekele won a parking garage contract in San Francisco, only to have it taken away In the summer of 2007, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation

PUBLIC CONTRACTING

first published in BeyondChron.org, July 27, 2010 WHY BOTHER BIDDING? by Matt Gonzalez How Fred Bekele won a parking garage contract in San Francisco, only to have it taken away In the summer of 2007, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation

PETER CAMEJO on the Matt Gonzalez campaign for Mayor of San Francisco

Peter Camejo speaking at the June 1970 national anti-war conference in Cleveland which voted to establish the Peace Action Coalition. Photograph is taken from Peter’s Pathfinder pamphlet Liberalism, Ultraleftism or Mass Action, 1970. _________________________________________________________ The following is the unedited version

PETER CAMEJO on the Matt Gonzalez campaign for Mayor of San Francisco

Peter Camejo speaking at the June 1970 national anti-war conference in Cleveland which voted to establish the Peace Action Coalition. Photograph is taken from Peter’s Pathfinder pamphlet Liberalism, Ultraleftism or Mass Action, 1970. _________________________________________________________ The following is the unedited version

PETER CAMEJO 1939-2008

first published in As It Ought To Be, September 14, 2009 Peter Camejo, Socialist Workers Party candidate for US President, 1976. REMEMBERING PETER CAMEJO 1939-2008 by Matt Gonzalez Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Peter Camejo’s death. He had been

PETER CAMEJO 1939-2008

first published in As It Ought To Be, September 14, 2009 Peter Camejo, Socialist Workers Party candidate for US President, 1976. REMEMBERING PETER CAMEJO 1939-2008 by Matt Gonzalez Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Peter Camejo’s death. He had been

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VINCENT VAN GOGH

first published in As It Ought To Be, August 5, 2009 The Painter on the Road to Tarascon by Vincent van Gogh, 1888. THE PAINTER ON THE ROAD TO TARASCON by Matt Gonzalez Laden with his brushes and props, one

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VINCENT VAN GOGH

first published in As It Ought To Be, August 5, 2009 The Painter on the Road to Tarascon by Vincent van Gogh, 1888. THE PAINTER ON THE ROAD TO TARASCON by Matt Gonzalez Laden with his brushes and props, one

THE PUBLIC DEFENDER

first published in Fog City Journal, July 8, 2009 Jeff Adachi conferring with a client, photo by Robert Gumpert DEFENDING THE PUBLIC DEFENDER by Matt Gonzalez & G. Whitney Leigh SAN FRANCISCO’S PUBLIC DEFENDER, Jeff Adachi, is facing a $1.9

THE PUBLIC DEFENDER

first published in Fog City Journal, July 8, 2009 Jeff Adachi conferring with a client, photo by Robert Gumpert DEFENDING THE PUBLIC DEFENDER by Matt Gonzalez & G. Whitney Leigh SAN FRANCISCO’S PUBLIC DEFENDER, Jeff Adachi, is facing a $1.9

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EMINENT DOMAIN

first published in The Argonaut, July 3, 2009 Great Seal of King John attached to Magna Carta, from the British Library A MODEST PROPOSAL TO CONTAIN EMINENT DOMAIN by Matt Gonzalez “[N]or shall private property be taken for public use,

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EMINENT DOMAIN

first published in The Argonaut, July 3, 2009 Great Seal of King John attached to Magna Carta, from the British Library A MODEST PROPOSAL TO CONTAIN EMINENT DOMAIN by Matt Gonzalez “[N]or shall private property be taken for public use,

TRANSBAY AUTHORITY

first published in the San Francisco Chronicle, June 15, 2009; an edited version appears below Event poster by Chuck Sperry A BLACK BART LESSON FOR TRANSBAY AUTHORITY by Warren Hinckle, Matt Gonzalez & Jello Biafra IF WE CAN LEARN FROM

TRANSBAY AUTHORITY

first published in the San Francisco Chronicle, June 15, 2009; an edited version appears below Event poster by Chuck Sperry A BLACK BART LESSON FOR TRANSBAY AUTHORITY by Warren Hinckle, Matt Gonzalez & Jello Biafra IF WE CAN LEARN FROM

TAXI-MEDALLION SYSTEM

first published in the San Francisco Examiner, June 10, 2009 STOP ROMANTICIZING BROKEN TAXI-MEDALLION SYSTEM by Matt Gonzalez RECENT SUGGESTIONS BY Mayor Gavin Newsom’s administration that San Francisco should consider selling taxi medallions to raise revenue have been greeted with

TAXI-MEDALLION SYSTEM

first published in the San Francisco Examiner, June 10, 2009 STOP ROMANTICIZING BROKEN TAXI-MEDALLION SYSTEM by Matt Gonzalez RECENT SUGGESTIONS BY Mayor Gavin Newsom’s administration that San Francisco should consider selling taxi medallions to raise revenue have been greeted with

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THEOPHILUS BROWN, COLLAGES

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, May 27, 2009 ACCIDENTAL, WITH PURPOSE by Matt Gonzalez WHAT BEGAN AS A FRUGAL effort to make use of leftover paint, something all painters grapple with on occasion, has spawned a late

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THEOPHILUS BROWN, COLLAGES

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, May 27, 2009 ACCIDENTAL, WITH PURPOSE by Matt Gonzalez WHAT BEGAN AS A FRUGAL effort to make use of leftover paint, something all painters grapple with on occasion, has spawned a late

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY: THE TRAIL OF BROKEN PROMISES

first published in CounterPunch.org, October 29, 2008 THE TRAIL OF BROKEN PROMISES by Matt Gonzalez What Do They Have to Do to Lose Your Vote? Watching the Democrats in the final weeks of the presidential election has been a lesson

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY: THE TRAIL OF BROKEN PROMISES

first published in CounterPunch.org, October 29, 2008 THE TRAIL OF BROKEN PROMISES by Matt Gonzalez What Do They Have to Do to Lose Your Vote? Watching the Democrats in the final weeks of the presidential election has been a lesson

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HARRY BOWDEN

first published in Plastic Antinomy, Spring 2008 The Accordion Player by Harry Bowden, oil on canvas, c. 1934 HARRY BOWDEN’S ACCORDION PLAYER by Matt Gonzalez WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS PAINTING it seemed old and stiff. It didn’t instill any

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HARRY BOWDEN

first published in Plastic Antinomy, Spring 2008 The Accordion Player by Harry Bowden, oil on canvas, c. 1934 HARRY BOWDEN’S ACCORDION PLAYER by Matt Gonzalez WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS PAINTING it seemed old and stiff. It didn’t instill any

SPOILING ELECTIONS

first published in the San Francisco Chronicle, March 12, 2008 2008 California Peace & Freedom Party ticket: Nader/Gonzalez WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER by Matt Gonzalez I’M SO TIRED OF THE DEMOCRATS talking about how

SPOILING ELECTIONS

first published in the San Francisco Chronicle, March 12, 2008 2008 California Peace & Freedom Party ticket: Nader/Gonzalez WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER by Matt Gonzalez I’M SO TIRED OF THE DEMOCRATS talking about how

THE OBAMA CRAZE: COUNT ME OUT

first published in BeyondChron.org, February 27, 2008; reprinted CounterPunch.org, February 29, 2008 THE OBAMA CRAZE: COUNT ME OUT by Matt Gonzalez Part of me shares the enthusiasm for Barack Obama. After all, how could someone calling themself a progressive not

THE OBAMA CRAZE: COUNT ME OUT

first published in BeyondChron.org, February 27, 2008; reprinted CounterPunch.org, February 29, 2008 THE OBAMA CRAZE: COUNT ME OUT by Matt Gonzalez Part of me shares the enthusiasm for Barack Obama. After all, how could someone calling themself a progressive not

DEBIT CARD PROGRAM

first published in BeyondChron.org, February 14, 2007 THE MAKING OF A DEBIT CARD MONOPOLY by Matt Gonzalez SAN FRANCISCO’S TAXI PARATRANSIT program has long been a blessing for our disabled citizens. Since 1979—more than a decade before the federal ADA

DEBIT CARD PROGRAM

first published in BeyondChron.org, February 14, 2007 THE MAKING OF A DEBIT CARD MONOPOLY by Matt Gonzalez SAN FRANCISCO’S TAXI PARATRANSIT program has long been a blessing for our disabled citizens. Since 1979—more than a decade before the federal ADA

WILL OF THE VOTERS

first published in BeyondChron.org, May 19, 2006 Two women cycling in Golden Gate Park, 1930s INVOKING THE “WILL OF THE VOTERS” BUT ONLY IF CONVENIENT by Matt Gonzalez SIX YEARS AGO SAN FRANCISCO voters went to the polls to decide

WILL OF THE VOTERS

first published in BeyondChron.org, May 19, 2006 Two women cycling in Golden Gate Park, 1930s INVOKING THE “WILL OF THE VOTERS” BUT ONLY IF CONVENIENT by Matt Gonzalez SIX YEARS AGO SAN FRANCISCO voters went to the polls to decide

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FREE SPEECH & THE RIGHT TO SPEAK ANONYMOUSLY

first published in the Davis Enterprise, May 14, 2006 Whitney Leigh THE RIGHT TO SPEAK ANONYMOUSLY IS A CORNERSTONE OF OUR DEMOCRACY by G. Whitney Leigh & Matt Gonzalez DAVIS ENTERPRISE COLUMNIST Bob Dunning recently published a polemic against CAROLE’s

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FREE SPEECH & THE RIGHT TO SPEAK ANONYMOUSLY

first published in the Davis Enterprise, May 14, 2006 Whitney Leigh THE RIGHT TO SPEAK ANONYMOUSLY IS A CORNERSTONE OF OUR DEMOCRACY by G. Whitney Leigh & Matt Gonzalez DAVIS ENTERPRISE COLUMNIST Bob Dunning recently published a polemic against CAROLE’s

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STANLEY TOOKIE WILLIAMS, THE DEATH PENALTY

first published in Mesh Magazine #12, November/December 2005 Stanley “Tookie” Williams, photographer unknown SPARING THE CRIPS FOUNDER by Matt Gonzalez IN 1974 STANLEY “TOOKIE” “WILLIAMS encountered a body builder named Arnold Schwarzenegger outside a Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach who

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STANLEY TOOKIE WILLIAMS, THE DEATH PENALTY

first published in Mesh Magazine #12, November/December 2005 Stanley “Tookie” Williams, photographer unknown SPARING THE CRIPS FOUNDER by Matt Gonzalez IN 1974 STANLEY “TOOKIE” “WILLIAMS encountered a body builder named Arnold Schwarzenegger outside a Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach who

INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING

first published in the North Bay Progressive Journal, November 2005 Mary Robinson, first female president of Ireland, elected using Instant Runoff Voting (she finished second in the first round of balloting with 38% of the vote, then overtook her opponents

INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING

first published in the North Bay Progressive Journal, November 2005 Mary Robinson, first female president of Ireland, elected using Instant Runoff Voting (she finished second in the first round of balloting with 38% of the vote, then overtook her opponents

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FELIX MACNEE, PAINTER

first published in San Francisco Frontlines, October 2005 Felix Macnee in repose. FELIX MACNEE by Matt Gonzalez FELIX MACNEE’S RECENT PAINTINGS and drawings evoke a dual world, where fantastic creatures and morbid portraits squirm uneasily in a conceptual, abstract visual

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FELIX MACNEE, PAINTER

first published in San Francisco Frontlines, October 2005 Felix Macnee in repose. FELIX MACNEE by Matt Gonzalez FELIX MACNEE’S RECENT PAINTINGS and drawings evoke a dual world, where fantastic creatures and morbid portraits squirm uneasily in a conceptual, abstract visual

ARLENE ACKERMAN

first published in San Francisco Frontlines, October 2005 A detail of a sculpture by Sargent Johnson at George Washington H.S., San Francisco DEBUNKING ACKERMAN’S NUMBERS by Matt Gonzalez A FEW DAYS BEFORE HER September 6, 2005 public announcement that she

ARLENE ACKERMAN

first published in San Francisco Frontlines, October 2005 A detail of a sculpture by Sargent Johnson at George Washington H.S., San Francisco DEBUNKING ACKERMAN’S NUMBERS by Matt Gonzalez A FEW DAYS BEFORE HER September 6, 2005 public announcement that she

ALLEN GINSBERG

first published in Mesh Magazine #11, September/October 2005 HOWL! by Matt Gonzalez OCTOBER 7TH OF THIS YEAR marks the 50th anniversary of the first public reading of perhaps the most enduring poem of the 20th century. In 1955, Kenneth Rexroth

ALLEN GINSBERG

first published in Mesh Magazine #11, September/October 2005 HOWL! by Matt Gonzalez OCTOBER 7TH OF THIS YEAR marks the 50th anniversary of the first public reading of perhaps the most enduring poem of the 20th century. In 1955, Kenneth Rexroth

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CORPUS DELICTI RULE

first published in Mesh Magazine #10, July/August 2005 Rex, SF Chronicle photograph by Deanne Fitzmaurice WHERE IS THE BODY? UNDERSTANDING THE CORPUS DELICTI RULE by Matt Gonzalez SAN FRANCISCANS REACTED WITH shock over the death of Nicholas Faibish, a 12-year-old

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CORPUS DELICTI RULE

first published in Mesh Magazine #10, July/August 2005 Rex, SF Chronicle photograph by Deanne Fitzmaurice WHERE IS THE BODY? UNDERSTANDING THE CORPUS DELICTI RULE by Matt Gonzalez SAN FRANCISCANS REACTED WITH shock over the death of Nicholas Faibish, a 12-year-old

GERARDO SANDOVAL vs DON FISHER

first published in San Francisco Bay View Newspaper, June 29, 2005 Gerardo Sandoval A NEW ERA IN SAN FRANCISCO POLITICS? by Matt Gonzalez SAN FRANCISCO POLITICS GENERALLY has avoided the nasty mudslinging that political contests in other major cities often

GERARDO SANDOVAL vs DON FISHER

first published in San Francisco Bay View Newspaper, June 29, 2005 Gerardo Sandoval A NEW ERA IN SAN FRANCISCO POLITICS? by Matt Gonzalez SAN FRANCISCO POLITICS GENERALLY has avoided the nasty mudslinging that political contests in other major cities often

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DEPLETED URANIUM

first published in Mesh Magazine #9, May/June 2005 EXISTENTIAL WARFARE: OVERWHELMING OUR OPPONENTS BY KILLING OURSELVES by Matt Gonzalez DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) IS A HIGHLY dense material (2.5 times denser than iron and 1.7 times denser than lead) that, if

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DEPLETED URANIUM

first published in Mesh Magazine #9, May/June 2005 EXISTENTIAL WARFARE: OVERWHELMING OUR OPPONENTS BY KILLING OURSELVES by Matt Gonzalez DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) IS A HIGHLY dense material (2.5 times denser than iron and 1.7 times denser than lead) that, if

MARLA RUZICKA 1977-2005

first published online at  SFBG.com, April 19, 2005 REMEMBERING MARLA RUZICKA 1977-2005 by Matt Gonzalez ON APRIL 16, WHILE TRAVELLING on a dangerous airport road in Baghdad, Marla Ruzicka was killed in a car bombing. She was the founder of

MARLA RUZICKA 1977-2005

first published online at  SFBG.com, April 19, 2005 REMEMBERING MARLA RUZICKA 1977-2005 by Matt Gonzalez ON APRIL 16, WHILE TRAVELLING on a dangerous airport road in Baghdad, Marla Ruzicka was killed in a car bombing. She was the founder of

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THREE STRIKES LAW

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, March 14, 2005 FREE SANTOS REYES! by Matt Gonzalez IN 1994, THE VOTERS AND STATE Legislature both adopted the “Three Strikes” law in California. Fueled by the abduction and murder of 12

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THREE STRIKES LAW

first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, March 14, 2005 FREE SANTOS REYES! by Matt Gonzalez IN 1994, THE VOTERS AND STATE Legislature both adopted the “Three Strikes” law in California. Fueled by the abduction and murder of 12

BASEBALL & STEROIDS

first published in Golden Gate [X]press, March 3, 2005 Roger Maris, New York Yankee right fielder STEALING BASES: IS BASEBALL FAIR WITH STEROIDS? by Matt Gonzalez IN 1998 ROGER MARIS’ ICONIC 61 home run record was finally conquered. Mark McGwire

BASEBALL & STEROIDS

first published in Golden Gate [X]press, March 3, 2005 Roger Maris, New York Yankee right fielder STEALING BASES: IS BASEBALL FAIR WITH STEROIDS? by Matt Gonzalez IN 1998 ROGER MARIS’ ICONIC 61 home run record was finally conquered. Mark McGwire

HOMELESS COUNT IN SAN FRANCISCO

first published in the San Francisco Bay View, February 23, 2005; reprinted in New California Media, March 3, 2005 Homeless encampment in Golden Gate Park, SF Chronicle photograph by Paul Chinn GREEN & RED APPLES: THE 2,392 DISAPPEARED HOMELESS IN

HOMELESS COUNT IN SAN FRANCISCO

first published in the San Francisco Bay View, February 23, 2005; reprinted in New California Media, March 3, 2005 Homeless encampment in Golden Gate Park, SF Chronicle photograph by Paul Chinn GREEN & RED APPLES: THE 2,392 DISAPPEARED HOMELESS IN

BARBARA BOXER

first published in Mesh Magazine #8, February/March 2005 Sen. Barbara Boxer, SF Chronicle photograph by Paul Chinn BOXER’S REBELLION: UNDERSTANDING SELF-PRESERVATION POLITICS by Matt Gonzalez THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY RECENTLY applauded Senator Barbara Boxer for the pointed questions she directed to

BARBARA BOXER

first published in Mesh Magazine #8, February/March 2005 Sen. Barbara Boxer, SF Chronicle photograph by Paul Chinn BOXER’S REBELLION: UNDERSTANDING SELF-PRESERVATION POLITICS by Matt Gonzalez THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY RECENTLY applauded Senator Barbara Boxer for the pointed questions she directed to

CONVINCING GREENS TO VOTE FOR JOHN KERRY

first published in Mesh Magazine #7, November/December/January 2005; reprinted in San Francisco Call, November 16, 2004 IGNORING TIRED PLEAS by Matt Gonzalez Democrats succeeded in getting Greens and Independents to vote for John Kerry, but will we be asked to

CONVINCING GREENS TO VOTE FOR JOHN KERRY

first published in Mesh Magazine #7, November/December/January 2005; reprinted in San Francisco Call, November 16, 2004 IGNORING TIRED PLEAS by Matt Gonzalez Democrats succeeded in getting Greens and Independents to vote for John Kerry, but will we be asked to

NONCITIZEN VOTING

first published in the San Francisco Chronicle, July 20, 2004 Immigrant rights march Los Angeles, California, March 25, 2006 GIVING NONCITIZENS ACCESS TO THE VOTING BOOTH by Matt Gonzalez AMERICAN PATRIOTS WHO TOSSED tea into Boston’s harbor in 1773 had

NONCITIZEN VOTING

first published in the San Francisco Chronicle, July 20, 2004 Immigrant rights march Los Angeles, California, March 25, 2006 GIVING NONCITIZENS ACCESS TO THE VOTING BOOTH by Matt Gonzalez AMERICAN PATRIOTS WHO TOSSED tea into Boston’s harbor in 1773 had

WHY VOTE FOR RALPH NADER?

first published in the San Francisco Examiner, July 15, 2004; reprinted in Anderson Valley Advertiser, July 21, 2004; reprinted in Independent Politics, The Green Strategy Debate (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2006) ed. Howie Hawkins Peter Camejo, Matt Gonzalez & Ralph Nader,

WHY VOTE FOR RALPH NADER?

first published in the San Francisco Examiner, July 15, 2004; reprinted in Anderson Valley Advertiser, July 21, 2004; reprinted in Independent Politics, The Green Strategy Debate (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2006) ed. Howie Hawkins Peter Camejo, Matt Gonzalez & Ralph Nader,

NAMING RIGHTS

first published in Mesh Magazine #5, June/July 2004 Candlestick Park ARE YOU READY FOR BECHTEL PARK? How about Halliburton Stadium, or Monsanto Field? by Matt Gonzalez ONE OF THE MORE IRRITATING governmental practices to emerge in the late 20th Century

NAMING RIGHTS

first published in Mesh Magazine #5, June/July 2004 Candlestick Park ARE YOU READY FOR BECHTEL PARK? How about Halliburton Stadium, or Monsanto Field? by Matt Gonzalez ONE OF THE MORE IRRITATING governmental practices to emerge in the late 20th Century

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RAVEN LECTURE, UC BOALT LAW SCHOOL

first published in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, Vol 16, Number 2 (2005) Excerpt of Benjamin Cardozo quotation on the wall at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley. THE AMERICAN CITY: A TOOL FOR PROGRESSIVE CHANGE IN THE 21ST CENTURY by

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RAVEN LECTURE, UC BOALT LAW SCHOOL

first published in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, Vol 16, Number 2 (2005) Excerpt of Benjamin Cardozo quotation on the wall at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley. THE AMERICAN CITY: A TOOL FOR PROGRESSIVE CHANGE IN THE 21ST CENTURY by

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CHAIN STORES

first published in Mesh Magazine #4, April/May 2004 REINING IN THE CHAINS by Matt Gonzalez WE’RE ALL PRETTY USED TO IT by now. A chain store moves into a neighborhood commercial district and starts to sell its product. In some

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CHAIN STORES

first published in Mesh Magazine #4, April/May 2004 REINING IN THE CHAINS by Matt Gonzalez WE’RE ALL PRETTY USED TO IT by now. A chain store moves into a neighborhood commercial district and starts to sell its product. In some

ELECTION REFORM

first published in Mesh Magazine #3, February/March 2004 Howard Phillips, Constitution Party presidential candidate in 2000, who finished 7th in Florida with 1,378 votes, more than twice the number separating George Bush and Al Gore. UNTIL WHEN? by Matt Gonzalez

ELECTION REFORM

first published in Mesh Magazine #3, February/March 2004 Howard Phillips, Constitution Party presidential candidate in 2000, who finished 7th in Florida with 1,378 votes, more than twice the number separating George Bush and Al Gore. UNTIL WHEN? by Matt Gonzalez

CONCESSION SPEECH, 2003 SF MAYOR’S RACE

first published in the San Francisco Call, May 10, 2005 FOR THE HISTORICAL RECORD CONCESSION SPEECH by Matt Gonzalez San Francisco Mayor’s Race, December 9, 2003 THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [crowd noise, applause] Thank you very much. You’ve been a

CONCESSION SPEECH, 2003 SF MAYOR’S RACE

first published in the San Francisco Call, May 10, 2005 FOR THE HISTORICAL RECORD CONCESSION SPEECH by Matt Gonzalez San Francisco Mayor’s Race, December 9, 2003 THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [crowd noise, applause] Thank you very much. You’ve been a

WHY VOTE?

a paid advertisement first published in the San Francisco Bay View, October 29, 2003 Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders walking in a funeral procession for Medgar Evers, 1963 WHY VOTE? by Randall Knox & Matt Gonzalez CHANGE

WHY VOTE?

a paid advertisement first published in the San Francisco Bay View, October 29, 2003 Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders walking in a funeral procession for Medgar Evers, 1963 WHY VOTE? by Randall Knox & Matt Gonzalez CHANGE