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Out of the Fire, Up in the Air

A fire-fighting airtanker flies through a smoke-filled sky as it battles the Carr Fire in Redding, California on July 27, 2018. (Boone Ashworth/Xpress)
December 21, 2018

A year and a half before the fire incinerated their community, before they fled a whirlwind of flames, before they lived in a makeshift tent on the charred remains of their property, Jeanette Hernandez...

Neon: Still Glowing

Neon: Still Glowing
July 31, 2018

The nocturnal cityscape used to be dominated by glowing tubes of every shape and color. Neon lighting, exposed glass turned vibrant when the gas inside is bombarded with electrodes, was the main form of...

Downloading the Future

Downloading the Future
July 24, 2018

Glimpses of the Future Last March, inside a warehouse on Pier 28 in San Francisco, a rift in space-time shattered the very fabric of reality, challenged every law of modern science, and catapulted the...

Comedy Godfather, City Outsider

San Francisco's
April 13, 2018

“Humans! Listen to my face hole!” Tony Sparks has been on stage long enough to know how to capture attention. He stands behind the mic at a sparsely occupied bar on a Monday night. He is two acts...

Freedom of Film

Freedom of Film
February 19, 2018

  The night begins with music. On the screen, a man playing guitar transitions into a kaleidoscopic avalanche of political commentary. A cutout of the current United States Attorney General, Jeff...

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