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Home Remedy

Home Remedy

Steven Calderon

October 6, 2015

Cole Emde, the master brewer at Black Sands Brewery on Haight Street in San Francisco, pours himself a pale ale that he brewed and is sold in their brew pub on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. (Ryan McNulty/Xpress) By Steven Calderon [dropcap size="50px"]C[/dropcap]lad in denim jeans and calf-high rubber bo...

Inside the ‘Women Are Perfect’ Artist

Inside the 'Women Are Perfect' Artist

Oscar Gutierrez

October 6, 2015

Muralist Jessica Sabogal poses for a portrait in her studio behind La Galeria de Raza in San Francisco’s Mission District Thursday, Sept. 17. (James Chan/ Xpress)   By Oscar Gutierrez [dropcap size="50px"]T[/dropcap]he strong smell of paint escaped through the door of a small room tuck...

Virtual PEDs

Virtual PEDs

Drake Newkirk

October 6, 2015

Photo Illustration (Peter Snarr/ Xpress)   By Drake Newkirk [dropcap size="50px"]F[/dropcap]lashing lights, roaring fans, play by play analysis, giant screens, a sold out arena, two teams, one trophy, millions of dollars in prize money and performance enhancing drugs.  These things ca...

SF’s Man Meat

Baloney actor, Alex Steinhaus, reaches out to grab the audience’s raised hands during the finale, at Oasis in San Francisco, Saturday evening, Sept. 19, 2015 (Katie Lewellyn/ Xpress)

Jordan Lalata

October 5, 2015

Baloney actor, Alex Steinhaus, reaches out to grab the audience’s raised hands during the finale, at Oasis in San Francisco, Saturday evening, Sept. 19, 2015 (Katie Lewellyn/ Xpress) By Jordan Lalata [dropcap size="50px"]A[/dropcap]n unhappy couple celebrated their marriage by sitting together watch...

A Super Exodus

A Super Exodus

Sean McGrier

October 5, 2015

San Francisco Park Ranger Vidal asks for a homeless man to leave an alcove at Civic Center Plaza where he slept, Sep.11. (Qing Huang/ Xpress)   By Sean McGrier [dropcap size="50px"]W[/dropcap]hen Super Bowl 50 arrives in the Bay Area in February, it will bring together two teams battlin...

Reduce, Reuse, Restyle

Reduce, Reuse, Restyle

Carlos Mendoza

October 5, 2015

Hair stylist Lexi Hernandez prepares model Kelsey Hernandez’s hair before the San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week Green Glam Fashion Show in San Francisco Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (Alex Kofman/ Xpress)   By Carlos Mendoza [dropcap size="50px"]A[/dropcap]s the room darkened, shades of floresc...

Loud and Clear With Oscar: ‘Can I Get In?’ Youth and Accessibility in SF Punk

Loud and Clear With Oscar: ‘Can I Get In?’ Youth and Accessibility in SF Punk

Oscar Gutierrez

September 29, 2015

Photo by Martin Bustamante   By Oscar Gutierrez I walked into a daytime punk show at a bar in San Francisco where the person at the door took a thick Sharpie marker and drew two huge X’s on my hands. I gave them a $10 bill and was let into the gig. I remember two bands, Dropdead and Perm...

Answers, Not Questions by Colin Blake: Altoids Tin Flashlight

Answers, Not Questions by Colin Blake: Altoids Tin Flashlight

Colin Blake

September 21, 2015

    By Colin Blake When the last Altoid is consumed, the container is often tossed as soon as possible. However, even though the tin material is not resilient like steel, or as rigid as aluminum, it can be turned into a vessel for a great many things, one such project is convertin...

A Slice of Sports with Liz Carranza: Football is back, baby!

A Slice of Sports with Liz Carranza: Football is back, baby!

Liz Carranza

September 18, 2015

It’s that time of year when all I hear is ESPN Sportscenter’s “dah dah dah, dah dah dah” theme song jingle from my cellphone at the most random times of the day.    It’s the best time of the year because the love of my life is here to visit me. It’s the thing that makes me ecstatic, m...

Loud and Clear with Oscar Gutierrez: An Introduction

Loud and Clear with Oscar Gutierrez: An Introduction

Oscar Gutierrez

September 14, 2015

Photo by Martin Bustamante   By Oscar Gutierrez “Un, dos, tres, cuatro!” I was shoved into a wall as a sea of punk rockers in leather jackets and colored hair slammed into each other and jumped in complete mayhem. The band played an out of tune musical medley in a backyard that s...

Raiju Takes the Stage

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June 4, 2013

By Jessica Mendoza The lights dim down in the Depot. The current band, which just performed, left the stage and the workers are setting up the equipment on the stage as they prepare for the next band to take the stage. While the stage is being set, Vinnie Hecht, drummer and bartender at the SF State ...

Across the Universe

June 3, 2013

By Babak Haghighi Writers find meaning in words. Musicians find it through notes, and artists through their art. Likewise, the astrophysics students who run the SFSU Observatory find meaning by looking at the night sky. It’s a rare starry night in San Francisco—at least as seen from the ro...

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