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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 be heard. “This is a test” the voice of now-retired KFOG radio host, Dave Morey, says. “This...

An all American Heartbeat

Illustration by Chloe McDaniels

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. Adjectives such as ‘loud’ or ‘obnoxious’ come to mind. In fact, entering the phrase ‘why...

The Pink Pistols

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

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. However, all was not well. Read More »...

The Way Through West Portal

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

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 fridges. Occasionally a MUNI bus, train, or people in mid-conversation pass by the open front doors,...

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

Dungeons and Dragons character miniatures, called

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 their quests for glory and treasure unfold around four separate folding tables in the back of the store...

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