The statue is called Truth is Beauty and it was born at Burning Man a couple of years ago. After spending its formative years on Treasure Island, the statue will have its final resting place here on the tech campus just across from the station. Despite critics who say the statue is obscene, the city and the developer are both on board.
Appropriately for an artist who likes to append his signature with three question marks, the man born David Sean Merkley aka Merkley or, better yet, Merkley??? Viewed one after the other by the hundreds, the cavalcade of nudes that Merkley has displayed in galleries, published in books, and posted for thousands of social media followers does indeed begin to blur into an ur-nude. Can I make this interesting?
Jay-Marie Hill, who participated in the SayHerName protest that day, told BuzzFeed News that the photos she posted to Facebook were placed with a notice as to why they had been taken down. Hill's photos were also removed from her Instagram account. She told BuzzFeed News in an email that she replaced one photo with the same image but blurred her nipples, and that it remained in her feed.
This just in: The city of San Francisco may ban nudity in restaurants, if a proposed ordinance goes through. I know what you're thinking, "wait, so it's currently legal to dine out nude? In San Francisco. In San Francisco, you can munch your healthy salad and grilled chicken at most restaurants--in the nude.
There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. A foot-tall statue of a nude woman unveiled this week in the working-class community of San Leandro is stirring controversy and a lot of conversation. Many people, including city officials, have welcomed the statue as a reflection of the changing demographics in San Leandro, where young millennials now outnumber older residents.
AP — There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. A foot tall statue of a nude woman unveiled this week in the working-class community of San Leandro is stirring controversy and a lot of conversation. It centers on whether the 13,pound nude is appropriate in public.
The views are gorgeous!! The north end is a nude beach, surprisingly enough to us New Englanders who only take our clothes off to bathe periodically and then maniacally throw them back on again ASAP. Great views of the GG bridge!
Getting naked is something Californians always did well. Still, the city offers plenty of opportunities to bare all in publicbe it on Nude Day or all year long. Feeling the urge? Opportunity awaits.
Scott Wiener, a city supervisor who represents the Castro district, introduced the ordinance after an increase in the number of habitual nudists and a rise in complaints from residents and business owners. Wiener told his colleagues. After city supervisors approved the ban, the crowd at City Hall erupted in loud heckling and booing.