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Spiritual Holistic Medicine

Spiritual Holistic Medicine

Story and photos by Andrea Williams

May 12, 2020

“Nature is alive and talking to us. This is not a metaphor.”- Terence McKenna  Humans have had a sacred relationship with nature for thousands of years. Nutritious plants, fruits and roots kept our bodies strong.  Few things feel as sweet and grounding as relaxing with sunshine on your skin. Pr...

News updates: Some stories you may have missed while in the midst of a global pandemic

Photo from www.citylights.com

Story by Andrea Williams

April 24, 2020

Although it may feel like time has stopped and COVID-19 is the only thing on anyone's mind, the world still goes on turning. “Normal” life is drastically changing as millions of people cannot work and stay at home. Reading the news has almost become synonymous with checking COVID-19 case statisti...

Seeing rainbows through the storm

A lone runner jogs past a large rainbow near Haight St.

Story and photos by Andrea Williams

April 14, 2020

As the world attempts to cope with a global pandemic and many countries enforce social distancing, it is easy to feel hopeless and alone. But in the midst of it all, people are choosing to share messages of peace, love and hope- through the safety of their windows. Images of painted rainbows with...

Capturing Life From The Half-Pipe

David Gutierrez

Story by Andrea Williams

March 24, 2020

The entrance to the darkroom at San Francisco State University feels more like an entrance to a time machine than a printing room. The door consists of a small circular space, just big enough for about three people, with spinning metal walls that enclose its travelers in complete darkness before ope...

TUNED-OUT

TUNED-OUT

Story and Illustration by Andrea Williams

February 25, 2020

It is election season — again. Back to the constant chatter of campaigns, candidates and fundraising. Back to exciting campaign rallies and hope for the future. But also back to being force-fed political ads and our news feeds being incessantly flooded with media coverage of candidates attacking each ot...

Beneath the leather and Latex

Beneath the leather and Latex

By Andrea Williams and Photos by James Wyatt

February 18, 2020

Editor’s note: There’s an erect penis in this story. Read our content warning about it. Nudity, leather, whips and bondage: there is nothing like San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair. For one Sunday a year, a portion of Folsom Street in the SoMa district transforms into a kinky wonderland. For decades, thousands of people have come together to celeb...

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