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Editorial: Words in Red

Editorial: Words in Red

Amelia Williams

May 16, 2019

The Monday morning pro-life advocates came to campus, I got my period. I had been anxiously awaiting its arrival for the last two weeks, and smiled as I looked down at my bloody underwear. I am an unwed, twenty-four-year-old living at home trying to finish my bachelor’s. I am no one’s idea of a mother....

What’s a Queen to a Non-believer?

What’s a Queen to a Non-believer?

Amelia Williams

April 5, 2019

“That bass was tickling my taint, I loved it.” Rumor has it, you can find a drag show in San Francisco anywhere, any day of the week. There’s Rupaul’s Drag Race (RPDR) viewing parties on Mondays, drag brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings, weekday happy hours with the queens at bars in every...

A Very Expensive Haystack

Bryan Steven Johnson Bradford, one of the nearly two dozen artists residing at a former nunnery now known as the Convent Arts Collective, relaxes on the roof of the collective while discussing the perks of living at the Convent. The Convent is a two-story arts collective in San Francisco that is home to a variety of artists who explore their creativity through a multitude of mediums including drag queen clothing design which is Johnson Bradford's particular art form. (Niko LaBarbera/Xpress)

Amelia Williams

February 25, 2019

In the Convent in San Francisco, morning prayers begin well after noon. The two dozen nuns live on two floors, in rooms that flank a main hallway. Read More »...

Ruthless and Toothless

Ruthless and Toothless

Amelia Williams

December 26, 2018

When you were young and green and didn’t yet earn an allowance or have a cellphone, losing your teeth was a rite of passage and fiscal gain. It could be bloody, and painful and weird—or worse, swallowed—but holding up a little piece of yourself that would somehow transform into a five dollar bill...

The Power of Paint

(Janett Perez/ Xpress).

Amelia Williams

December 21, 2018

They are everywhere. While the city churns through the day and sleeps at night, they run on rooftops, sneak in the back of MUNI buses and BART trains, crouch under overpasses, scale billboards, hustle through abandoned buildings, and lurk in the shadows. Read More »...

Comedy 101

People applaud as comedians perform at Trademark & Copyright for the HellaFunny Fridays show in San Francisco on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.

Amelia Williams

November 14, 2018

Those who can, do. Those who cannot, take a class. Read More »

Highs and Lows: The Hidden Cost of the Wreckreational Cannabis Industry

Highs and Lows: The Hidden Cost of the Wreckreational Cannabis Industry

Amelia Williams

October 25, 2018

It’s the wild, wild West all over again! As cannabis consumption soars to new highs thanks to the effects of Proposition 64, and SF adds new businesses, events, and services for its stoners every year, what does recreational cannabis look like for its industry insiders, and everyone that was subsequen...

No, it’s not porn: A Brief Exploration of ASMR

No, it’s not porn: A Brief Exploration of ASMR

Amelia Williams

October 17, 2018

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9BUFUPdp7I Hellooo everyoone...welcoome to my ASMR channel...today today today we are going to explore *tongue click, tongue click, tongue click* some trigg-trigg-triggers... Read More »...

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