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Fashion or Function?

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June 3, 2013

Story and Photos by Jessica Graham Crystals, specifically quartz, are a hot trend in fashion, dominating the runways of designer labels such as Chanel and Prada, trickling down to more affordable fashion outlets like Urban Outfitters and Forever 21. Ranging from rounded, crystal-clear stones to a co...

Open City: A Week of Comedy Open Mics in SF

May 13, 2013

  By Molly Sanchez Photos by Frank Leal By day I am a journalist. I sit in classes, carry a voice recorder in my purse, and find clever ways to mock my superiors within the confines of the Chicago style. But by night I am a standup comic. I sit in bars, carry a voice recorder in my p...

Nutrition in the Raw

Nutrition in the Raw

May 13, 2013

By Nicole Ellis Photos by Samantha Benedict The word juice means different things to different people. The “juice-heads” in Jersey aren’t the same juicers who work with Barry Bonds or Lance Armstrong. And those juicers are completely different than the juicers shopping at Whole Foods. The more common and accepted ju...

The Benchwarmers of Section 139

The Benchwarmers of Section 139

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May 13, 2013

By Jessica Mendoza Photos by Gabriella Gamboa It’s a cloudy morning in San Francisco. Crowds of people gather towards China Basin. The World Champs, San Francisco Giants, have come back to AT&T ballpark. The blue, red, and white Major League Baseball banners, annually displayed on ever...

Sublet Survivor

Sublet Survivor

May 13, 2013

  By Kenny Redublo Photos by Virginia Tieman Valencia street is alive as usual. Cyclists ride next to cars and trucks zooming by while couples walk their dogs on the sidewalks as they window shop at the local boutiques before stopping into a cafe for a coffee. It's a typical Mission day, ex...

Scrapped Up

Scrapped Up

May 13, 2013

  By Kayla McIntosh Photos by Gabriella Gamboa The name SCRAP says it all. Tucked away in SF’s Bayview neighborhood, a junkyard/teacher’s donation center/starving artist’s paradise is waiting to be sifted through. Melissa Tan is completely at home. Carrying two frumpy shopping bags, she rush...

Unique Hotels in San Francisco

May 1, 2013

  By Hassina Obaidy Photos by Erica Marquez and Andy Sweet Location, cleanliness, and price are usually the top three things guests think about when booking a hotel room. But what about the uniqueness, or the historic, elegant touch that most of these hotels embody? We’ve compiled the top five unique hotels that mak...

Best Hangover Breakfasts

May 1, 2013

By Ben Pack Photos by Frank Leal You wake up, and through your squinting eyes you remember that it’s Sunday. You try to piece together last night, but somewhere between that second shot of Jager and the AMF you lose it. That doesn’t matter anymore. All that matters now is recovery. Most of society ...

Food Tours

May 1, 2013

By Vanessa Serpas Photos by Gabriella Gamboa By Vanessa Serpas Photos by Gabriella Gamboa Whether you are a local or new to San Francisco, one item you must cross off your “things to do in SF” list is a food tour. With San Francisco’s eclectic neighborhoods and diverse culture, ther...

Nerdy San Francisco

May 1, 2013

  By Molly Sanchez Photos by Virginia Tieman San Francisco is a city full of the weird and the wonderful. It’s the city of Lucas Films; the future home of The United Federation of Planets, and stomping grounds to nerds and geeks of all shapes, sizes, and degrees of virginity. As a c...

San Francisco Welcomes Back Allen Ginsberg

April 30, 2013

By Nicole Ellis Only in San Francisco can Vermeer, Allen Ginsberg, and ancient terracotta soldiers be displayed within five miles of one another. The city is a cosmopolis. A fusion of everything from cultures to taste, and it’s the perfect place for these five traveling exhibits to stop and disp...

Diving Deep: Rhys’s Guide to the Best Dive Bars in SF

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April 29, 2013

By Rhys Alvarado Li Po Cocktail Lounge 916 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 982-0072 Bathroom-o-meter: 1.5 Happy Hour: None In the heart of the nation’s first Chinatown lies one of San Francisco’s oldest dive bars. Dating back as far as the completion of the Golden Gate Br...

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