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Kaneisee Collective's dancers walk in to the stage at the begining of the

Readymade: Using Toilet Paper To Explore The Human Experience

Brandy Miceli November 14, 2016

Along the colorfully painted stairwell to Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco, audience members decide whether red or white wine will accompany them to their seats. They exchange dialogue in suspense...

Illustration by Mekaila Tyrrell

Femininity As A Decisive Tool For Change

Brandy Miceli October 7, 2016

Do you ever wish you could handcraft your perfect presidential candidate, then convince the whole country voting for this candidate would ensure all their needs — political, social, environmental, and...

Veronica Mieto and her two-month-old Gael Isaih Comunidad stand of the steps of San Francisco City Hall during immigrant family day at on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Mieto is wearing headphones to receive translation of what speakers are saying. ( Ryan McNulty / Xpress )

Threatened Sanctuary or National Insecurity?

Brandy Miceli May 29, 2016

By: Brandy Miceli People from around the world gathered under the trees of Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to share their stories of brutal violence, sexual assault, and yearning hunger during their journey...

Bantering Bouffons

Bantering Bouffons

Brandy Miceli April 19, 2016

By: Brandy Miceli Forty minutes before showtime, the Naked Empire Bouffons were backstage at PianoFight, a bar in the Tenderloin, preparing to grace the audience with their grotesque humor for their monthly...

Amanda Reiman, a patient who uses Flow Kana cannabis poses for a portrait in San Francisco, Sat. Feb. 20. (Imani Miller/Xpress).

From Farm to Bong

Brandy Miceli March 18, 2016

By: Brandy Miceli The inflammation, swollen cartilage, and swollen joint linings that come with 39-year-old Amanda Reiman’s foot arthritis keep her immobile and in pain. Refusing to put chemicals...

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