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Fucking ourselves over with sex

Fucking ourselves over with sex

Story by Fernando Martinez and Photo by Maddison October

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 Yo Self.” Others plan an epic night out or night in with their friends, laced with the substan...

Lockdown Looks

Shelbie Wayne's Night Out look.

Story Fernando Martinez

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 of our human interactions are now virtual. Well, significantly more now than before. No matter w...

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

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

Story by Fernando Martinez

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 challenged. Questions of what and who is “essential” in our economy, and thus in our society, are ma...

The current state of music

The current state of music

Story by Fernando Martinez

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 climate to one of greater uncertainty. However, we still have music. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2gHXq6yknBEBjyU5nWCwkJ Some artists, such as Lady Gaga, HAIM and ot...

Processing Life’s Problems One Laugh At A Time

Comedian Wonder Dave at the

by Fernando Martinez

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 jokes you’re gonna hear tonight will be about mental illness. We’re not OK, and that’s OK,...

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)

Story by Fernando Martinez

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 famous, not so famous or wannabe famous. This awards season the red carpets  have become st...

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