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A Table for Two (or More) — How Eating Together Unifies Our Community

GLIDE's kitchen staff prepares to serve lunch to the community. The kitchen operates on volunteer power. (Lauren Grace Morris / Xpress)

Lauren Grace Morris

December 20, 2016

  San Francisco is a city that is socially and economically diverse. To an outsider, this intersection of classes may seem abrupt, but to those who have spent any time in San Francisco, it’s a natural reality. This is something that can be seen in the way the Tenderloin — an area notoriou...

The Line Between Free and Hate Speech

Yen Avery, a San Francisco native, poses for a self-portrait that she hopes will portray a positive image of Palestinian culture.

Lauren Grace Morris

December 20, 2016

Yen Avery, a San Francisco native, poses for a self-portrait that she hopes will portray a positive image of Palestinian culture.   When Yen saw the advertisement pass by her on the side of a San Francisco bus, she felt anger and disgust. The red block letters spelling out “Palestinian Authorit...

Lions and Tigers, Trump and Clinton, Oh My!

Lions and Tigers, Trump and Clinton, Oh My!

Lauren Grace Morris

October 7, 2016

At the turn of the twentieth century, Americans were in a state of economic and political discontent. It sounds familiar, because it is familiar — there are tangible parallels in real time. When L. Frank Baum published The Wizard of Oz in 1900, he stated that he wrote the book to please children, ...

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