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Lisa-Zimmer Chu, Jamie Northrup, and Jeanne Leimkuhler paint the natural wildlife section of the mural on Nov. 7, 2020, the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s confirmation. Valencia Street, where Clarion Alley is located, was crowded with San Franciscans celebrating his victory. (Saylor Nedelman / Xpress Magazine)

The world is on fire

Saylor Nedelman December 10, 2020

As climate change and wildfires drastically alter our ecosystem, environmentalists and artists are looking for innovative ways to amplify the message that our world is on fire. For local members of Extinction...

 J.Worra performs a DJ set at The Midway on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Social and safe

Saylor Nedelman November 19, 2020

Midway Events: Popular music and event venue, The Midway, is keeping dance culture alive with social distance concerts. By partnering with major house music labels such as Dirtybird, Desert Hearts,...

Gaia the Empress shows off her jewelry, which carries spiritual significance, in the garden of Sword and Rose, after purchasing new gemstones on October 14, 2020.

Holy common ground

Camille Cohen November 18, 2020

While meandering through the meditation garden that sits on the coastline of Southern California, Sister Sarala, a nun in the Self Realization Fellowship’s (SRF) monastic order, explained her belief...

Three varieties of Molcaxitl tacos sit in a biodegradable plate along with two lime slices and sliced radishes, ready to be served at the Outer Sunset Farmers’ Market in San Francisco on Oct. 25, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Xpress Magazine)

SF State student demands a seat at the table for Mexican, Chicano culture

Emily Curiel November 16, 2020

“Molcaxitl” — pronounced (MOL-CAH-SHEE-TL) in the Nahuatl language, meaning mortar and pestle — is the name that 21-year-old Nomar Ramirez, a business student at SF State, gave his virtual food...

A family slowly winds through the “Say Their Names” exhibit installed at Klyde Warren Park. Many attendees recorded their experiences on camera in Dallas, Texas. (Omar Morales / Xpress Magazine)

Say their names

Omar Morales October 28, 2020

Hundreds of residents visited Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 17 to honor the lives of Black people killed by racism. The “Say Their Names” memorial is a traveling installation that hopes...

Hannah Adams holds a shovel while standing alongside her vegetable garden project that she created during quarantine in Berkeley on Oct. 4, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Xpress Media)

During quarantine, Adams says that having plants helps with mental and physical health. “It has absolutely helped me out! Even outside of the pandemic, they provide me clean air, they provide me a sense of stability, something to nurture and love and take care of. I would say regarding my vegetable garden that I just started it was definitely a wonderful quarantine project to keep myself preoccupied and off my phone. And really spend time in solitude just with momma Earth.”

Plant parents

Emily Curiel October 26, 2020

 

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