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Straight Outta’ Kuwait

Straight Outta' Kuwait

Jasmine Williams

November 2, 2015

Haidar Abu al Hasan (left) and Ahmad al Sumait (right) co-founders of Above All Elements studios pose for a portrait outside of the Honey Hive storefront in the Sunset. Photo by Imani Miller By Jasmine Williams [dropcap size="50px"]S[/dropcap]eated in front of a mixer to check the levels in preparation for his next...

Loud and Clear with Oscar: They’re From the Future, Not From the Past

Loud and Clear with Oscar: They’re From the Future, Not From the Past

Oscar Gutierrez

November 2, 2015

Photo by Martin Bustamante   By Oscar Gutierrez [dropcap size="50px"]O[/dropcap]ne of the most important pieces of advice my mother ever gave me was “It is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.” I never understood how my mother would benefit from this considering I...

Laws of the Party

Laws of the Party

Sean McGrier

November 2, 2015

A Treasure Island Music Festival attendee shows their THC pill. Photo by Drake Newkirk By Sean McGrier [dropcap size="50px"]C[/dropcap]oncertgoers want to leave music festivals similar to the way they arrived– on their own power, having enjoyed an afternoon or evening of good music with people th...

Goodbye Guns: San Francisco’s Last Gun Store Rides Off into the Sunset

Goodbye Guns: San Francisco's Last Gun Store Rides Off into the Sunset

Colin Blake

November 2, 2015

Steve Alcairo, general manager at High Bridge Arms checks the sights of his personal rifle during downtime. Photo by Ryan McNulty By Colin Blake [dropcap size="50px"]I[/dropcap]n 1971, Harry Callahan, played by Clint Eastwood, was the ice-cold San Francisco police inspector tasked with catching th...

Through the Cracks in the Groove

Through the Cracks in the Groove

Lupita Uribe

November 2, 2015

Photo by James Chan By Lupita Uribe [dropcap size="50px"]W[/dropcap]hen you hear the words “record label,” San Francisco is not the first city that comes to mind --possibly because the commercial record labels are located in the southern region of our golden state. Though San Francisco has n...

Pink or Blue, Who the Hell Cares?

Jenna Van De Ryt

October 10, 2015

By Jenna Van De Ryt Have you ever heard the saying, “a child’s brain is like a sponge?” The saying goes, when children are young they are equivalent to a sponge constantly soaking up the world around them and learning a multitude of new information all for the very first time. For the sake of e...

What is Gender Fluid?

Oscar Gutierrez

October 10, 2015

By Oscar Gutierrez A mirror shows the reflection of Jay Garcia as they get ready for another day of work. Amongst a closet of dresses, suits and ties, Garcia decides on a bright red collared silk shirt and denim pants. To complete the look, they wear a binder to press their breasts down to make the...

Androgyny Is In

Carlos Mendoza

October 10, 2015

By Carlos Mendoza Milan Fashion Week brought the clothing industry a new state of mind, and it was all thanks to Gucci’s spring summer 2016 collection. The suave pussy-bow tie chiffon and crepe shirts, followed by floral prints and vibrant lace button-up shirts graced the catwalk. Bell-bottom trouser...

SF’s Vision Zero Aims for Perfection

SF's Vision Zero Aims for Perfection

Marc Arguello

October 7, 2015

Pedestrians cross Fifth Street at Market, Sept. 21, 2015. (Brian Churchwell / Xpress)   By Marc Arguello [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s no secret that riding a bicycle or walking the streets of San Francisco is a dangerous endeavor. Bicyclists weaving between traffic in “the wiggle,” car doors ...

For Pleasure or Pain

For Pleasure or Pain

Jasmine Williams

October 7, 2015

Bay Area rapper and producer, Chris Thomas, breaks up some marijuana that will be rolled into a blunt and smoked in San Francisco, Sept. 13, 2015. (Xpress/ Kofman) By Jasmine Williams [dropcap]B[/dropcap]ehind the multi-colored windows of a secluded storefront, patient David Lewis struggled to choose h...

Live Streaming Goes Mainstream

Live Streaming Goes Mainstream

Lupita Uribe

October 7, 2015

Photo by Jim Makos via Creative Commons By Lupita Uribe [dropcap size="50px"]W[/dropcap]hen meeting someone new, more often than not there is an oscillation between nervousness and excitement. Maybe because bringing someone into your world, or looking into someone else’s, can be both beautiful and ...

School’s in Session

School's in Session

Jenna Van De Ryt

October 7, 2015

Kindergartner Victor Cabrera, age 5, is performing a sorting by color math exercise by coloring in teddy bears in dedicated columns, at Cross and Crown Lutheran Elementary School in Rohnert Park, on Wednesday morning, Sept. 23, 2015. (Katie Lewellyn/ Xpress) By Jenna Van De Ryt [dropcap size="50px"]T[/dropcap]...

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