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Sideshow Performer on the Main Stage

Showman Matthew Bouvier performs one of his many sideshow acts, sword-swallowing, at his Oakland studio.

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September 20, 2012

Written by Erika Maldonado Photos by Nelson Estrada Men with piled up pompadours and ladies in vintage animal-print dresses and high-heeled shoes swing dance across the floor to local band Lost Dog Found at Oakland’s Uptown Nightclub on a Saturday night.  Shortly after their opening set, pasties and tassels g...

Soul Singers

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September 20, 2012

Written by Erika Maldonado Photos by Nelson Estrada & Mihail Matikov What draws ninety students from different cultures, majors, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations to a stuffy classroom at San Francisco State University every Monday night?  Some say it’s the safe, familial ...

Blurring the Lines of Hierarchy

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September 20, 2012

Written by Victor Manuel Rodriguez Photos by Nelson Estrada Will Nelson sits at a table and watches the students come in and wait for the day’s lesson to begin. As he pulls up his sleeves, his laid-back hiker’s appearance does not exactly scream professor and revolutionary. As is customary, he greets the stud...

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