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Post-Fire Inferno

Post-Fire Inferno

Agnes Mogstad

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 destroyed, and several hundred thousand acres of land have burned down, according to Cal Fire. Th...

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)

Agnes Mogstad

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 the counter carry bottle after bottle of tequila and mezcal. Mosto Bar doesn’t have many tabl...

Tinder – The Social Currency for International Students

Tinder – The Social Currency for International Students

Agnes Mogstad

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 most popular ones is Tinder. Since 2012 Tinders’ users, now over 50 million in more than 190 countries ...

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

Agnes Mogstad

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 into one of the most festive locations in San Francisco. The story usually goes, “Twas the night b...

The Room With A View

The Room With A View

Agnes Mogstad

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 of the many hours I’ve spent watching him; incapable of averting my eyes, focused on his eve...

Paved With Nickels

Paved With Nickels

Agnes Mogstad

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 the quiet night. Elmer Rodriguez takes a deep breath and dives shoulder deep into the recycling bin that ...

10 Ways To Stay Sane For Finals

Photo by anhong09 / Flickr

Agnes Mogstad

December 4, 2013

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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.

Agnes Mogstad

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 on high produce prices- or simply not having time to shop. With the new trend of "going local" when 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

Agnes Mogstad

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 he's not a hero... he's a silent guardian, a watchful protector... a Dark Knight..." -- Com...

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

Agnes Mogstad

November 6, 2013

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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

Agnes Mogstad

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, according to the band’s guitarist and singer Ryan Wong, that is. Since the Cool Ghouls lan...

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

Agnes Mogstad

October 28, 2013

Written by Mariana Barrera Photos by Virginia Tieman Read More »

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