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Exploring the digital frontier of large-scale entertainment

Screenshot taken during a video call with Raymond Oppenheimer exploring video manipulation
Streaming digital jams might be the closest you get to a live show
September 28, 2020

Capturing the emotional impact of a live performance through a small box on Zoom is a problem that worries the founder and artistic director of The Marsh Theater, Stephanie Weisman. The Marsh Theater in...

The irreversible approaches

The line trailing off into the distance was attracting people who were not aware of the Surfrider beach cleanup in San Francisco on Oct. 6, 2019
February 18, 2020

As temperatures and sea levels rise toward irreversible levels, individuals are becoming more aware of ways to maneuver their lives in a sustainable manner. Globally there is a push to demand change in...

Freedom, Politics, and RVs on Lake Merced

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

The Summer of Love: How San Francisco is Recognizing the Iconic Movement

The Summer of Love: How San Francisco is Recognizing the Iconic Movement
June 1, 2017

Visitors peer in on colorful artifacts and psychedelic motifs, some stop to take selfies in a light show room where multi-colored waves splash against the walls, and some are dressed in their own throwback...

Everybody Must Get Stoned

Everybody Must Get Stoned
December 7, 2015

Jimi Woodliff, known as "Jimi McMenace," (right) and Joel "Joe Killmeister" Pacheco (left) are put into a headlock by Dustin "Rick Scott Stoner" Mehl during a practice wrestling match at the Victory...

A Family That Grows Together

Leah's son touches her arm as she holds marijuana flowers.
December 6, 2015

With her son's hand on her arm, Leah, owner of a Trinity County farm, presents her family's crop. A Rockwellian portrait of the new American farm. Photography and story by David Henry Editor's Note:...

An Uncertain Move for San Francisco’s Sex Workers

Marion Pellegrini, core staff member at St. James Infirmary, poses for a portrait in the lab where he draws blood for various tests for patients. The clinic provides healthcare and social services for current and former sex workers of all genders and sexual orientations.
December 6, 2015

Marion Pellegrini, core staff member at St. James Infirmary, poses for a portrait in the lab where he draws blood for various tests for patients. The clinic provides healthcare and social services for...

When Preparation Becomes Risk

Michael Slater, 27, presents his Truvada pill - a medication that prevents HIV by 99 percent. Photo by Martin Bustamante
December 6, 2015

Michael Slater, 27, presents his Truvada pill - a medication that prevents HIV by 99 percent. Photos by Martin Bustamante By Carlos Mendoza Two and a half years ago Michael Slater, a 26-year-old homosexual,...

Between the Old and New School

Between the Old and New School
December 6, 2015

Photographs and story by Alex Kofman Coffee shops, bars and restaurants are typically places people have in mind when considering where to meet their friends. They want a place where they can all come...

A Slice of Sports with Liz Carranza: I Got Love for Woodson

December 6, 2015

Photo by Martin Bustamante   By Liz Caranza As I walked up the ramp, the smell of steak and bacon wrapped hot dogs filled the air as a sea of silver and black cheered “Raiders!” I couldn’t...

The Manhattanization of San Francisco Package

The Manhattanization of San Francisco Package
December 5, 2015

Photograph by photoeverywhere / stockarch.com via Creative Commons   By Xpress Magazine Staff This news package explores the many faucets in which the City of San Francisco is growing due...

Hotel of a Different Feather

Birgit Soyka kisses Amy at the San Francisco Bird hotel Wed November 4. (James Chan/Xpress)
December 5, 2015

Birgit Soyka, owner of the San Francisco Bird Hotel, kisses Amy, one of the hotel's guests. Photographs by James Chan   By Jenna Van De Ryt When entering the San Francisco Bird Hotel, the first...

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