Pier 23 Cafe, San Francisco, CA. Image credits to Clara Rice & Pier 23 Cafe.

SF bloggers recommend places to visit in the city after lockdown

Story by Anne Lima April 24, 2020

As we now enter a second month of this shelter in place protocol, many people have come to reminisce about the places and things they loved to do in San Francisco. From spending a Saturday picnic filled...

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...

Photo by Paige Acosta

Keeping faith in: four generations of Santeria

By Izzy Alvarez and Photos by Paige Acosta February 18, 2020

A thick haze from the incense lingers in the shop. The saint statues in the window displays attract passersby, but the pungent scent invites them in. The lively music evokes a Caribbean feel. Large vivid...

A fire-fighting airtanker flies through a smoke-filled sky as it battles the Carr Fire in Redding, California on July 27, 2018. (Boone Ashworth/Xpress)

Out of the Fire, Up in the Air

Boone Ashworth December 21, 2018

A year and a half before the fire incinerated their community, before they fled a whirlwind of flames, before they lived in a makeshift tent on the charred remains of their property, Jeanette Hernandez...

Elijah Kipp walks toward the water at Pacifica State Beach in Pacifica, California on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Travis Wesley/Xpress)

City Surf

Jacob Tellkamp April 13, 2018

It was the coldest day of the year in San Francisco. A low pressure system off the coast sent frigid winds and dismal surfing conditions to the shores of Linda Mar beach in Pacifica, California. In...

Reduce, Reuse, Restyle

Reduce, Reuse, Restyle

Carlos Mendoza October 5, 2015

Hair stylist Lexi Hernandez prepares model Kelsey Hernandez’s hair before the San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week Green Glam Fashion Show in San Francisco Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (Alex Kofman/ Xpress)   By...

Soda Tax Goes Flat in SF

Alec Fernandes December 17, 2014

This midterm election asked voters to further define where the nanny state ends and the freedom to be reckless begins. What Americans can and cannot do often hangs in the balance between personal freedom...

Homeless Migration

Alec Fernandes December 13, 2014

The number of people living on the streets of San Francisco has changed recently. Here is a look, Life in San Francisco can be encapsulated by a single phrase: You get what you pay for. The cost...

A new oasis for SF drag

Chantel Genest December 12, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MN_0VIOxYI&feature=youtu.be Trannyshack has spent the past twenty years performing in various venues and touring around the world, but this New Year’s Eve, San...

Cheapskate’s Guide to Drinking in San Francisco

Ivane Lund-Soyombo December 10, 2014

Living in a city that is home to over six hundred bars and restaurants as well as a ton of eccentric characters has its perks. But between attempting to afford San Francisco’s increasingly high rents,...

Chicago Review: All that jazz

Airha Dominguez December 8, 2014

A line of sultry female dancers in thin black tights and skimpy costumes sing and dance in wooden chairs for the “Cell Block Tango” a song that narrates how these murderesses finish in jail. The...

Kosher, that’s how they roll

Catherine Uy December 8, 2014

The air is somewhat cold and there is an intoxicating scent of fish and salt water. Inside the South San Francisco warehouse is a beehive of activity: people answer phones, work on their computers,...

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