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Loud and Clear with Oscar: They’re From the Future, Not From the Past

Loud and Clear with Oscar: They’re From the Future, Not From the Past

Oscar Gutierrez

November 2, 2015

Photo by Martin Bustamante   By Oscar Gutierrez [dropcap size="50px"]O[/dropcap]ne of the most important pieces of advice my mother ever gave me was “It is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.” I never understood how my mother would benefit from this considering I...

What is Gender Fluid?

Oscar Gutierrez

October 10, 2015

By Oscar Gutierrez A mirror shows the reflection of Jay Garcia as they get ready for another day of work. Amongst a closet of dresses, suits and ties, Garcia decides on a bright red collared silk shirt and denim pants. To complete the look, they wear a binder to press their breasts down to make the...

Inside the ‘Women Are Perfect’ Artist

Inside the 'Women Are Perfect' Artist

Oscar Gutierrez

October 6, 2015

Muralist Jessica Sabogal poses for a portrait in her studio behind La Galeria de Raza in San Francisco’s Mission District Thursday, Sept. 17. (James Chan/ Xpress)   By Oscar Gutierrez [dropcap size="50px"]T[/dropcap]he strong smell of paint escaped through the door of a small room tuck...

Loud and Clear With Oscar: ‘Can I Get In?’ Youth and Accessibility in SF Punk

Loud and Clear With Oscar: ‘Can I Get In?’ Youth and Accessibility in SF Punk

Oscar Gutierrez

September 29, 2015

Photo by Martin Bustamante   By Oscar Gutierrez I walked into a daytime punk show at a bar in San Francisco where the person at the door took a thick Sharpie marker and drew two huge X’s on my hands. I gave them a $10 bill and was let into the gig. I remember two bands, Dropdead and Perm...

Loud and Clear with Oscar Gutierrez: An Introduction

Loud and Clear with Oscar Gutierrez: An Introduction

Oscar Gutierrez

September 14, 2015

Photo by Martin Bustamante   By Oscar Gutierrez “Un, dos, tres, cuatro!” I was shoved into a wall as a sea of punk rockers in leather jackets and colored hair slammed into each other and jumped in complete mayhem. The band played an out of tune musical medley in a backyard that s...

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