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Authentic Coverage — Filmmakers Address The Underrepresented Asian-American Narrative In Popular Media

Reaa Puri edits footage from her narrative short film

Stephanie LaRue

November 15, 2016

Reaa Puri edits footage from her narrative short film "Cycles of Lune" in a film lab at University of California, Berkeley. Puri is both a documentary and narrative filmmaker in her last semester of studying film at UC Berkeley. Steven Ho // Xpress Magazine   On October 3, Fox News’s The O’Rei...

Free-styling: Bay Area Voguers Are Claiming The Spotlight

Jocquese Whitefield poses for a portrait photo outside of San Francisco OCD Theater on Thursday evening, April 21, 2016. (Perng-chih Huang/Xpress)

Stephanie LaRue

May 29, 2016

By: Stephanie LaRue Jacques Whitfield was 16 years old when he and his friend from hip-hop dance class went to their first ball. The vibe was intense and chaotic. Performers ran around the hall scrambling to find pieces of their garments, and everyone spoke over one another. A fight nearly broke out f...

Write What You Read – The Writer’s Block

Startup Stock Photos

Stephanie LaRue

May 29, 2016

By: Stephanie LaRue I’m going to let you in on a secret. It’s a big one, too. It’s a secret that could damage my credibility. It might even get my writer’s card revoked.   I’m not a big reader. I can count the number of books I read when I wasn’t in school on one hand. Hell, ...

The Writer’s Block with Stephanie LaRue

Stephanie LaRue

April 10, 2016

By: Stephanie LaRue My writing “career” started when I was 14 years old. I kept a notebook of what I called poetry, but was really prose about boys and why they didn’t like me. It was a composition notebook that I got for science class, but never used. The cover was wrapped in silver duct tape an...

What’s Growing On

Joel and Mary McClure pose for a photo near their designated spot in the Brigdeview Community Teaching and Learning Garden in the Bayview District in San Francisco, CA on on Saturday February 20, 2016. (Aleah Fajardo/Xpress)

Stephanie LaRue

March 14, 2016

By: Stephanie LaRue At 11:30 a.m., the fenced-in slope a block up the hill from the Bayview’s busy Third Street didn’t turn any heads. After a few hours of dirty work in the beating sun, patches of strawberries, dark green kale, and a booming cilantro plant are visible from the street. This corner of ...

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