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Fucking ourselves over with sex

Fucking ourselves over with sex
How sex can bring just as much pain as pleasure
May 12, 2020

When we don’t know how to deal with ourselves and our feelings or with others and their feelings, we each seek refuge differently. Some people splurge their money online shopping in the name of “Treat...

Lockdown Looks

Shelbie Wayne's Night Out look.
April 29, 2020

Our lives have unraveled with the coronavirus and sheltering-in-place. Any and all sense of order we may have had once got thrown out the window into the now more wild wilderness that is the outside world.  Many...

What does it mean to be productive in a global pandemic?

What does it mean to be productive in a global pandemic?
How the pressure to be productive when we’re being told to do nothing reshifts our understanding of our place in the world.
April 21, 2020

The coronavirus is the most trendy topic in the world right now, and rightfully so. Thousands of people have died, millions are without jobs and the ways in which we have been viewing the world are being...

The current state of music

The current state of music
How the coronavirus has impacted the release of new music
April 17, 2020

The coronavirus has affected all aspects of our lives. It has driven us from our classrooms into virtual meetings, from our workplaces to our homes or to unemployment and from an already chaotic political...

Processing Life’s Problems One Laugh At A Time

Comedian Wonder Dave at the
How comedy allows us to process the news, mental illness, and life's meaninglessness
March 24, 2020

The stage setup for the comedy show at Oakland’s All Out Comedy Theater consists of a lone, black microphone perched on top of its stand, sitting in between an elongated black-cushioned armchair. “The...

Lost and found in style

Gayla Biggers, 23, poses for a portrait in the Creative Arts Building at SF State
on Thursday, February 13, 2020. (Saylor Nedelman / Xpress Magazine)
February 25, 2020

Style. It’s the thing that you recognize when you see it and when you don’t.  An average virtual stroll on social media platforms today is filled with the styles of other people — whether they’re...

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Fernando Martinez