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Post-Fire Inferno

Post-Fire Inferno
December 14, 2017

The aftermath of the fires Since the devastating fires that started on a dry, windy night  in Northern California, more than forty people have lost their lives, over five thousand structures have been...

Buggin’ Out

Chef Quinten Frye standing with finished cricket tostadas at the Mosto Bar on Valencia Street in San Francisco, Calif. on Oct 9, 2017. (Diego Aguilar/Golden Gate Xpress)
December 14, 2017

Craving Crickets The bar is dimly lit and the music is loud. The ceiling is decorated with hundreds of empty beer glasses placed vertically next to each other to show the labels. The shelves behind...

Tinder – The Social Currency for International Students

Tinder – The Social Currency for International Students
September 29, 2017

We live in a time where most services are just a click away, and love is no exception. Well, that depends on how you define love. Over the years several dating apps have hit the market, and amongst the...

Deck The Malls

Edward Dahl stands in the center of the forty-foot-tall Barrango Christmas tree he and his team set up in Stonestown Galleria for the holiday. Photo by Kate O'Neal / Xpress
December 9, 2013

Written by Macy Williams Photos by Kate O'Neal Late at night, hours after shoppers have swiped their credit cards at Stonestown Galleria, a man and his team are hard at work transforming the mall...

The Room With A View

The Room With A View
December 9, 2013

Written by Jake Montero Photos by Virginia Tieman When I arrive early he is already there. I’m no longer struck by his unique appearance, probably because we’ve met before, but mostly because...

Paved With Nickels

Paved With Nickels
December 4, 2013

Written by Maggie Ortins Photo by Kate O'Neal His hands are raw. The stale smell of old yeast from empty beer bottles marries with the San Francisco fog as a symphony of cascading glass interrupts...

10 Ways To Stay Sane For Finals

Photo by anhong09 / Flickr
December 4, 2013

Written by Mariana Barrera Between tests, essays and the all elusive finals, school is getting harder and harder, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to making this semester run a little...

Get Your Greens

An example CSA subscription box, put together by Blue House Farms, sits on the back of their truck during a farmers market event in the Mission District. Photo by Kate O'Neal / Xpress.
November 19, 2013

It’s an expensive lunch in San Francisco. There’s that seven dollar sandwich, that six dollar salad- convenient but hardly satisfying. Fast food has taken away our desire to cook. Many blame it...

The Batkid Rises

Bat Boy, Miles Scott a 5-year-old boy battling Leukemia came to save the city when the little hero becomes Batman for a day through Make A Wish Foundation, Miles wished to become Batman and his wish came true Friday, November 15, 2013 in San Francisco his last stop here at Civic Center in San Francisco, Calif. Photo by Amanda Peterson / Xpress
November 18, 2013

Written by Justice Boles Photos by Amanda Peterson "Because he's the hero that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now... and so we'll hunt him... because he can take it... because...

It’s Kinda It: How To Make SF’s Finest Ice Cream Sandwich At Home

It's Kinda It: How To Make SF's Finest Ice Cream Sandwich At Home
November 6, 2013

Written and Illustration by Nicole Dobarro Photos by John Ornelas If you’re reading this, you’re probably in San Francisco, meaning you’ve hopefully tried one of the best things this city...

Cool Ghouls: They Are Scary Good

Cool Ghouls perform at the record release for Magic Trick at The Chapel on Valencia Street on Saturay, September 14th, 2013 (left to right Ryang Wong, Pat Thomas and Patrick McDonald). Photo by Benjamin Kamps / Xpress
November 6, 2013

Written by Macy Williams Photos by Benjamin Kamps If the Rolling Stones had a baby with Motown, and the babysitter was the Beatles, Cool Ghouls would be the epitome of that offspring's sound. Well,...

Halloween Round-up: 4 Makeup Costumes That Won’t Hurt Your Bank

Chris Sanchez poses as a sugar skull for his Halloween costume on a budget. Used on Sanchez was white and black cream makeup, blue and gold pigments, a painter's palette, and brushes. All together this Halloween look costs around $10 - $15 while looking at different prices and bargins among Target, Walgrees, and Spirit Halloween. Photo by Virginia Tieman / Xpress
October 28, 2013

Written by Mariana Barrera Photos by Virginia Tieman Still trying to decide what to be on Halloween? Halloween is just around the corner, and sometimes coming up with a costume idea at the last...

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