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At Home with The Kellys

By Paul C. Kelly

April 16, 2020


Video: Piñata Politics

Chris Sanchez

December 1, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSQ1gwpv7OM&feature=youtu.be   San Francisco based artist Romeo Gilberto Osorio has been making piñatas for 20 years. Requests from his customers range from cartoon characters to superheroes. But lately the demand for a bushy-haired politician has been...

Video: The Pinball Wizards at Free Gold Watch

Drake Newkirk

December 1, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iY8rHlKbX0 Competitive Pinball League meets weekly at Free Gold Watch, a print shop/arcade in the Haight.  Competitor and pinball mechanic Sally Sparks explains why she finds pinball so fascinating. The league draws quite a crowd, and has a waiting list of people...

What’s up with Bae?

What's up with Bae?

Jannelle Garcia

April 29, 2015

Photo courtesy of karljonsson via Flickr New trend words are a continual cycle, with no real questions about how they became popular, and what they actually mean. In the 90's there was "da bomb," "as if," and "whatever!" By the early 2000's people were saying "crunk," "skrill," and "flossy." ...

Y Generation: Afraid of dating?

Y Generation: Afraid of dating?

Jannelle Garcia

March 2, 2015

Artwork by Alec Fernandes/Xpress Magazine The comments above are just some of the many posts on the new matchmaking website, “We Met on the N” , created by Alex Lee at the beginning of February. Similar to Craigslist's “Missed Connection” page, “We Met on the N” is an online site where Judah passengers c...

SF State talks Valentine’s Day

Photo by Hillary S.

Hillary Smith

February 14, 2015

Photo by Hillary Smith   Valentine's Day makes people weird. Like, extra angry or extra lovey dovey. Some fill the holiday with fancy desserts and meals and end it wrapped in someone's arms like a fucking ball of yarn. Some spend a long time talking about how lame it is, and how it's all p...

The Sound of Odd Numbers: Bobey

Lorisa Salvatin

January 26, 2015

The second installment of a larger project by Lorisa Salvatin Layers of strange time signatures and bouncy melodies color the music of Brendan Page, known also as Bobey. Page said his move to San Francisco has allowed him to experience a multitude of different genres, with indie being the most influ...

Hibbity Dibbity and the anatomy of a jam band

Calla Camero

December 17, 2014

San Francisco band, Hibbity Dibbity, is made up of members Jack Gehegan, Parker Simon, Tom Relling, and Chris Braun. The four came together about two years ago after Tom and Chris started writing songs together in Chris’s basement. Since then, they have played at countless venues in the city, ra...

From me to you, love notes to the city

Calla Camero

October 28, 2014

http://vimeo.com/109819265 Shannon Weber is changing the world, one love note at a time. And she's starting with San Francisco. As a mother of three, it all started with notes to her kids, expressing her love and appreciation for them. Shortly after, it turned into a passion when she started ...

The Teardown: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

The Teardown: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Michael Leri

October 8, 2014

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC Release Date: March 20, 2012 Average Scores: 52, 52, 48 Upon inserting the disc of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, this is the first thing that greets the player: What is that? A fetus? A zombie fetus? My ultrasound pictures? The answer never arises, nor will it ever. After admitting that the game had "flaws" and then completel...

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