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Prepared for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

Prepared for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

Joshua Tuffs May 13, 2019

It’s not a pleasant sound, but a familiar one to San Francisco locals. BWAAAAHHHHHHHHH. At exactly noon, every Tuesday, across the city from one hundred and nine sirens, a fifteen second wail can...

Illustration by Chloe McDaniels

An all American Heartbeat

Joshua Tuffs March 19, 2019

Key in, ignition on. Kill switch off, starter on. After a brief cough, the starter motor kicks the engine awake. With a twist of the throttle the engine roars itself to life, emitting a divisive sound....

Remnants of a crime scene at the corner of Moraga and 46th Ave in the Outer Sunset on September 19, 2018. ©   (GoldenGateXpress/Oscar Rendon)

The Pink Pistols

Joshua Tuffs December 9, 2018

It was clear skies in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset. Unusual for the neighborhood which is known for being socked in with fog. But the sun shone bright onto the intersection at 46th Ave. and Moraga St....

Inbound muni coming into West Portal Station. October 4th. (Francisca Velasco/XPRESS).

The Way Through West Portal

Joshua Tuffs December 5, 2018

The studio version of Taylor Swift’s “End Game” credits three vocalists, but this particular performance was accompanied by a backing track of the dull humming from a half dozen industrial sized...

Dungeons and Dragons character miniatures, called

Warriors, mages, and thieves: Together through D&D

Joshua Tuffs November 5, 2018

Once a week, a rabble of dungeon delvers, explorers, and those just looking to test their mettle gather for their weekly adventure. They descend upon a shop in San Francisco’s Haight district, where...

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