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America’s Holiday Shopping List

Nadine Quitania

December 20, 2014

It is the most wonderful time of the year—or maybe not. To some, this season may just feel like one huge obligation, but if you are the type who enjoys listing what to get for all your loved ones and coworkers, then be happy knowing you are probably making someone’s “nice” list. ...

Stormageddon arrives; SF State classes canceled

Nadine Quitania

December 10, 2014

Last week, I was telling a friend of mine in the Philippines (where I went to high school) that with the amount of rain we were getting last week in the Bay Area, classes would have been canceled. I have suffered through power outages, water seeping through ceilings, and trees blocking roads where I...

The space between the panels

Nadine Quitania

December 10, 2014

A look into the comic book culture's past, present, and future... As a kid, Brian Hibbs would go to the bodega around the corner of his house in Brooklyn to check out the spinner rack full of comics. He was only allowed to walk a block in any direction from where he lived, so he always went the...

Interview: Getting to Know Batgirl’s Newest Artist Babs Tarr

Interview: Getting to Know Batgirl's Newest Artist Babs Tarr

Nadine Quitania

November 23, 2014

All illustrations and photo of Babs Tarr were provided to Xpress Magazine by DC Entertainment In our upcoming iPad issue out later this month, there is a story about the comic book culture’s past, present, and future. In it, I delve into its history from the censorship of the Comics Code Authority ...

Start your holiday shopping at the 2014 Renegade Craft Fair

Nadine Quitania

November 9, 2014

The Renegade Craft Fair is kicking off its annual Holiday Market Tour at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion (November 8th to 9th), which gives us an excuse to treat ourselves get our holiday shopping done early and check off a few things on our list. The two-day event brings out over three hund...

Kicking for change

Nadine Quitania

October 23, 2014

On the basketball court underneath the Interstate 280 overpass, men and women gather on a chilly September evening and introduce themselves twenty minutes before the last practice at Mission Bay Creek Park. There is a mix of old and new players from Street Soccer USA (SS USA). A tall man wearing a...

All of the Lights

Neon Artist Meryl Pataky works on a glass tube that will be used for an upcoming piece. (Gavin McIntyre / Xpress Magazine)

Nadine Quitania

May 17, 2014

An SF artist uses glass and neon gasses to create light sculptures. Of the sixty artists who displayed their work in the “UNIVERSE: The Art of Existence” show at the Modern Eden Gallery in North Beach, only the piece entitled “Building Block No. 2” truly separates itself from the pack of mix...

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