Johnny Ray Huston

Johnny Ray Huston is a writer and artist based in San Francisco. For 14 years, he was Arts and Entertainment Editor at the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and he is currently Managing Editor at Inside Tennis. A cofounder of the influential pop culture zine Teenage Gang Debs and the music zine You Can¹t Hide Your Love Forever, he’s written for publications such as Cinema Scope and Interview. He’s also contributed to: the Angry Dog Midget Editions series of poetry chapbooks (2002); the 2nd floor projects edition Zen With a Lisp (2008); Darin Klein & Friends’ Box of Books, Vol. II (2009); and Dirty Looks NYC’s edition Kuchars! (2011). He has co-curated a series of films by Warren Sonbert at SF Cinematheque and Artists’ Television Access (2008), and the series “Beyond ESPN: An Offbeat Look at the Sports Film” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2009). In 2010, he showed collage works at the three-artist exhibition “North American Wildlife” at 2nd floor projects, and sang and acted in and contributed music to Tourist Trap, a short film by Skye Thorstenson that won a Golden Gate Award at the following year’s San Francisco International Film Festival. Along with Nathan Berlinguette, he copilots The Silver Machine, a weekly show on San Francisco Community Radio. Other current projects include curating “The Unusual Suspects,” a group exhibition of more than 25 artists at Alley Cat Books Gallery, and republishing A Diva’s Lapdog, an illustrated biography of Maria Callas by her pet poodle, Toy.

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