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Art for Profit

Chantel Genest

December 19, 2014

http://youtu.be/UEVqRgNUqTg As he works on a large scale, lavish mural project on the blight-ridden streets of West Oakland, artist Joshua Mays is approached by a local business owner. The middle-aged owner of one of the over forty liquor stores in the neighborhood asks Mays if he would be available...

A new oasis for SF drag

Chantel Genest

December 12, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MN_0VIOxYI&feature=youtu.be Trannyshack has spent the past twenty years performing in various venues and touring around the world, but this New Year’s Eve, San Francisco’s longest-running drag show will find a permanent home in the SOMA district Drag star H...

Fleetwood Mac delivers an unforgettable show at Oracle Arena

Chantel Genest

December 5, 2014

Harmony and sentiment filled the Oracle Arena as the recently reunited Fleetwood Mac took the stage Wednesday night. With Christine McVie back behind the keyboard with her low,melodic voice, this On With The Show Tour marks the first time she has appeared on stage with the band since their 1998 The D...

Bill Cosby Stays Silent About 15 Rape Allegations

Chantel Genest

November 20, 2014

Bill Cosby is being accused of multiple accounts of rape and has nothing to say to us about it. The man who has spent decades building up one of the nation’s most proper and morally sound celebrity reputations, is staying silent, leaving all of us to wonder how we could have missed this. When I...

Shuddle, an uber app for kids

Chantel Genest

November 1, 2014

  Would you trust your child getting into a car with a stranger? One of the first things we learn when we are young, but finally able to exist more than ten feet away from mom or dad, is to not talk to strangers and most definitely to not go anywhere with them. Shuddle is a new app be...

Sticker Stealer

Chantel Genest

October 26, 2014

Passersby walk their dogs and examine their phones as the wind blows, paying no mind to the man climbing up a streetlight in the middle of a busy sidewalk. One leg supported by the base, one arm hugging around the length of the pole, the Oakland resident scrapes and peels off a compilati...

A Culture of Violence is Alive and Well in the NFL

Chantel Genest

September 11, 2014

Janay Rice was a victim of domestic violence. As individuals who have never had to walk in the shoes of a victim of abuse, we do not know how to accept that she could endure such treatment, even once, and stay. But as the wave of stories have flooded the Internet with the hashtag #WhyIStayed, it ...

Tune In, Go Native

Tune In, Go Native

Chantel Genest

May 23, 2014

http://youtu.be/5cnBpwE4pe0 Written by Chantel Genest Photos and video by Tony Santos It is seven thirty at night and as students make their way home and the campus slowly calms, the Creative Arts building is in the midst of an artistic collaboration that will bring the college grounds back to life. Local music...

Pitch Black Symphony

Chantel Genest

May 14, 2014

Written By Chantel Genest Photographed by Lorisa Salvatin You are acutely aware of a bang and a roar, a drum cymbal between a ticking beat traveling from your left to your right. A toad croaks amidst the mire beneath you, a deep hooting owl hidden in the trees above you. Chirps and a buzzing of a...

Fur and Loving: Unzipping the SF Furry Culture

Chantel Genest

April 3, 2014

Written by Chantel Genest A purple fox is spotted walking upright on Harrison Street in the Mission District. It halts at the corner, greeted with hugs from a brown teddy bear, a silver wolf, and a neon bunny just outside a dark and narrow cavern blaring electronic dance music. Passersby scoff at ...

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