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Comedy Godfather, City Outsider

Comedy Godfather, City Outsider

Boone Ashworth

April 13, 2018

“Humans! Listen to my face hole!” Tony Sparks has been on stage long enough to know how to capture attention. He stands behind the mic at a sparsely occupied bar on a Monday night. He is two acts into an open mic show. “Hey, humans!” Sparks shouts from inside the spotlight. “Even y’all in the ...

Protestors march in SF against police brutality

Catherine Uy

April 14, 2015

        Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of San Francisco this afternoon as part of Nationwide Shutdown Day to protest against police brutality. The protests come in the wake of the latest police shooting caught on video. Last week, Tulsa police released a video...

Vandal Tags Statue with Cultural Message

Vandal Tags Statue with Cultural Message

Alec Fernandes

April 9, 2015

Two employees from the group San Francisco Art Conservation attempt to lift graffiti off the statue of Juan Bautista de Anza near Lake Merced, April 9. Photo by Alec Fernandes On this clear Thursday morning, joggers and cyclists trekking along the shore of Lake Merced encountered a glaring message scrawle...

We are 43: the fight for justice continues

We are 43: the fight for justice continues

Airha Dominguez

April 5, 2015

Violeta Luna performs a piece entitled "Piedras de luna para José Luis (Vírgenes y Diosas III) in honor of José Luis Luna Torres, one of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa at the "From Ayotzinapa to San Francisco" event at Code and Canvas Gallery, February 7, 2015. Photo by Angelica Ekeke   In a small gallery in Potrer...

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 and public safety, with arguments spanning every arena from gun ownership to mandatory health car...

What is more obscene, violence or a female nipple?

Calla Camero

December 8, 2014

Before an American child turns eighteen, they see over two hundred thousand acts of violence and forty-thousand murders on TV but not one female nipple. So what is more obscene? You would think, even hope, that the answer would be more discernible, but the truth is that it is not. Now, people ar...

Now Kourtney Kardashian is trying to break the internet

Tami Benedict

December 3, 2014

A pregnant and almost naked Kourtney Kardashian graced our computer screens today as word broke that the oldest Kardashian had posed nude for DuJour magazine. Now as we all remember, Kim Karadashian posed nude for PAPER Magazine last month, but Kourtney did not take it as far as Kim. Reports say ...

Lammily, the most prepubescent doll you’ve ever seen

Katie Mullen

November 21, 2014

Finally, there is a doll available to consumers that will display the exact proportions of a 19-year-old girl, according to CDC data. What a concept, having girls play with and look up to something realistic rather than something unattainable. In just eight months, visual artist and researcher N...

Fatal shooting at Florida State University leaves 3 wounded

Tami Benedict

November 20, 2014

Update: The gunman has been identified as Myron May, who fired a semiautomatic .380 caliber handgun, which he reloaded at least once At 12:30 a.m. a Florida State alumnus and attorney walked into the Florida State library, which was reportedly packed with three hundred students prepping for end-of-semes...

Bill Cosby Stays Silent About 15 Rape Allegations

Chantel Genest

November 20, 2014

Bill Cosby is being accused of multiple accounts of rape and has nothing to say to us about it. The man who has spent decades building up one of the nation’s most proper and morally sound celebrity reputations, is staying silent, leaving all of us to wonder how we could have missed this. When I...

Breaking: Hundreds of Giants fans turned away at gate

Tami Benedict

October 6, 2014

  Update: After the fiasco of what happened last Monday, the Giants acknowledged their error and attempted to make it right to their fans by either offering assistance in purchasing tickets to the National League Championship Series before they went on sale to the public or compensating a game...

Remembering Joan Rivers, A Comic Legend

Xpress Mag Staff

September 4, 2014

Written by Tami Benedict  Legendary comedian Joan Rivers died in a New York hospital Thursday, a week after going into cardiac arrest during a medical procedure. "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," Melissa Rivers said in a statement today. "She p...

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