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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,...

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,...

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)

A Very Expensive Haystack

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. The confessional is on the ground floor, tucked into the...

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...

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The Power of Paint

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...

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

Comedy 101

Amelia Williams November 14, 2018

Those who can, do. Those who cannot, take a class. “You think I wanna be here? I’d rather be sleeping or watching pre-season hockey!” This is Kurtis Matthews’s first example of a joke. Matthews,...

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,...

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... Looks...

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