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On fetishes and fantasies—working at Fantasy Makers

Xpress Mag Staff

December 23, 2014

Photos and interview by Helen Tinna Fantasy Makers is an East Bay adult playhouse that brings one's fetishes and fantasies to life. Photojournalist Helen Tinna interviews Patience Morgan, a professional dominatrix at Fantasy Makers. Morgan talks about what it means to be a professional dominatr...

Sisters by blood or letters?

Xpress Mag Staff

December 19, 2014

Written by Farnoush Amiri & Olympia Zampathas More than sixteen thousand undergraduate women are involved in sorority hazing annually, but when asked, it is obvious that there is more percolating behind Greek letters than the thoughts of sisterhood and bonding; hazing is like the taboo topic of the college world, and ...

One in a Million: A day in the life of student activist, Brittany Moore

Xpress Mag Staff

December 17, 2014

Words and Photos by Sara Gobets While many students are locking themselves in their rooms or living in the library until finals are over, SF State student Brittany Moore is using study breaks to take to the street and continue her work as a student activist. Moore currently holds a 4.0 GPA in her...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2014 Recap

Xpress Mag Staff

October 6, 2014

Festival Review: Friday Recap By Airha Dominguez With temperatures in the nineties, festival-goers walk barefoot on the grass, refill their bottled waters, and reapply sunscreen after each performance. Thousands have gathered at Golden Gate Park for day one of the fourteenth annual Har...

Remembering Joan Rivers, A Comic Legend

Xpress Mag Staff

September 5, 2014

Written by Tami Benedict  Legendary comedian Joan Rivers died in a New York hospital Thursday, a week after going into cardiac arrest during a medical procedure. "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," Melissa Rivers said in a statement today. "She p...

Concert Review: Ed Sheeran

Xpress Mag Staff

August 29, 2014

[widgetkit id=6203] Written by Olympia Zampathas Photos by Brenna Cruz   For a Tuesday evening concert and over an hour and a half before the opening act is scheduled to begin, lines on multiple floors wrapping around the SAP Center arena in San Jose are jam-packed with excited fans,...

Summer Mixtape: New Songs Each Week!

Summer Mixtape: New Songs Each Week!

Xpress Mag Staff

June 21, 2014

Summer is officially here, so what better way to celebrate than with some new tunes? We’ve compiled for your listening pleasure, a rad playlist to kick off the summer. We’ll post a Soundcloud playlist each and every week with our favorite tracks to share with you and your friends. This week’...

On the Record: Vinyl Presses Forward

On the Record: Vinyl Presses Forward

Xpress Mag Staff

May 23, 2014

  <strong>Video by Macy Williams and Daniel A. Nelson</strong> We traveled to El Segundo to Bill Smoth Custom Records to film vinyl records being made. Owner Kevin Smith describes the process of creating wax and and gives his take on the state of the industry.   https...

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Xpress Mag Staff

May 23, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiEdH4Gjjio&feature=youtu.be Written and filmed by Andrew Cullen Photos by Jessica Christian Stand at the end of Fourteenth Street in West Oakland. This neighborhood has seen the worst of Bay Area gentrification, and its reflection is in the glass that covers the sidewalks, flowing down into ...

Flask Mob

Flask Mob

Xpress Mag Staff

May 23, 2014

[widgetkit id=6091] Written by Marianna Barrera Photos By Ryan Lebrich As soon as the sun sets, the mob slowly starts to gather between Sansome and Commercial Streets. Soon hundreds of people are gathered on that same corner being loud, drinking, and drawing attention to themselves. “Flask Mob! Flask Mob!...

University Design:School Pride and Fashion Collide

Senior Apparel Design and Merchandising student __  cuts sews reuses SF State plastic street banners to construct universal unisex outfits in Burk Hall room 410, Wed. Mar. 12.  The outfits will be showcased in a SF State fashion show in May. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress

Xpress Mag Staff

May 23, 2014

[widgetkit id=6082] Written by Melissa Landeros Photos by Tony Santos Thick, coarse, dirty, unbearable to get around—SF State design students could not help but complain about having to work with such a difficult material for clothing. The royal purple and gold SF State banners that span all ar...

Against the Grain

Xpress Mag Staff

May 23, 2014

Written by Katie Mullen Photo by Tony Santos It’s a beautiful Saturday in San Francisco. The sun has come out to play and so have you. You and a group of friends decide that the only thing to compliment the beautiful day at hand is a well-crafted beer. You guys are in luck, you live in a c...

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