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TUNED-OUT

TUNED-OUT

Story and Illustration by Andrea Williams

February 25, 2020

It is election season — again. Back to the constant chatter of campaigns, candidates and fundraising. Back to exciting campaign rallies and hope for the future. But also back to being force-fed political ads and our news feeds being incessantly flooded with media coverage of candidates attacking each ot...

Freedom, Politics, and RVs on Lake Merced

An RV is parked on Lake Merced Boulevard in San Francisco, California.

By David Sjostedt and Photos by Harrison Rich

February 18, 2020

“They’re just going to try and kill freedom,” says Michael Stoddard as he stared at the dirt beneath his fingers. His hands are clasped in the air, as if holding a powerful orb he can’t take his eyes off of. “There’s going to come a time when they’re going to try and corral people. I lo...

Should we put Woke to sleep?

Should we put Woke to sleep?

Kaila Taylor

May 6, 2018

The past tense of awake is woke, obviously. “I woke up,” is what someone could utter any given morning. The word has also been adopted as a slang word with a meaning that is ever expanding, but generally entails being in the know when it comes to social and political enlightenment. A word with such...

The Politics of Gender Package

Peter Snarr

December 5, 2015

By Xpress Magazine Staff The Right To Privacy A new debate is occurring which revolves around privacy and self-expression. What is Gender Fluid? A profile on what it means to be gender non-binary Androgyny Is In The growing trend of androgynous clothing within the fashion industry ...

Election 2015: Get Informed

Election 2015: Get Informed

Peter Snarr

October 29, 2015

Photo provided by creative commons   By Xpress Magazine Staff 1-2-3 To Replace Ed Lee A unique coalition of candidates is attempting to take advantage of San Francisco's ranked-choice voting system. District 3 A Board of Supervisors race has the potential to tip the balance of power at City Hall. ...

1-2-3 to Replace Ed Lee

1-2-3 to Replace Ed Lee

Zak Cowan

October 29, 2015

Amy Farah Weiss (left), Stuart Schuffman (middle), Francisco Herrera (right) take a moment out of their campaigning at SF State to pose for a portrait. Photos by Ryan McNulty/ Xpress   By Zak Cowan Amy Weiss ran to speak to potential voters about her hot-button issues. With her cap tilt...

District 3

District 3

Sean McGrier

October 29, 2015

Wilma Peng, candidate for District 3 Supervisor, encompassing San Francisco's Chinatown and North Beach neighborhoods, poses for a portrait in Chinatown. Photo by James Chan   By Sean McGrier   The race for the District Three seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors pits ...

Proposition A

Ashley Goldsmith

October 29, 2015

  By Ashley Goldsmith Up first on the Nov. 3 ballot is a proposition aimed at addressing increasing rental prices caused by the ubiquitous gentrification in San Francisco. Proposition A, also known as the Affordable Housing Bond, allows the city to borrow $310 million dollars in the form of ...

Proposition E

Colin Blake

October 29, 2015

By Colin Blake Come Nov. 3 San Francisco voters will have the option to approve Proposition E, which aims to bring more participation to the political process by live streaming all public government meetings, allowing for digital and pre-recorded comment so constituents can engage in the politica...

Proposition F

Jenna Van De Ryt

October 29, 2015

By Jenna Van De Ryt  Pissing off the public could in fact be one form of campaigning that is strategically working for Airbnb. If it was not for the $8 million imbursement to defeat the ballot measure, or the passive-aggressive billboards targeting different service groups across the city, taunting...

New Clear Power

New Clear Power

Naomi Outlaw

October 29, 2015

Solar panels sit atop Sunset Reservoir overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and George Washington High School. The instillation is the largest in the city and provides up to 5 megawatts of power. It tripled the amount of municipal solar generating capacity upon completion in 2010. Photo by Emma Chiang &...

What the fuck does it mean to be progressive in this town?

Peter Snarr

October 29, 2015

By Peter Snarr The simple, “idiotic,” and naive ponderings of a young, aspiring political journalist, confusingly navigating his way through the concrete jungle of San Francisco public policy and appointments.   Election season is here, and while I won’t go as far to say it’s m...

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