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Nutrition in the Raw

Nutrition in the Raw

May 13, 2013

By Nicole Ellis Photos by Samantha Benedict The word juice means different things to different people. The “juice-heads” in Jersey aren’t the same juicers who work with Barry Bonds or Lance Armstrong. And those juicers are completely different than the juicers shopping at Whole Foods. The more common and accepted ju...

Sublet Survivor

Sublet Survivor

May 13, 2013

  By Kenny Redublo Photos by Virginia Tieman Valencia street is alive as usual. Cyclists ride next to cars and trucks zooming by while couples walk their dogs on the sidewalks as they window shop at the local boutiques before stopping into a cafe for a coffee. It's a typical Mission day, ex...

Little Libraries with a Big Message

May 4, 2013

By Nicole Ellis Photos by Jessica Worthington It’s a birdfeeder! It’s a mailbox! No, it’s a library! Walking past Kittredge School on 25th Avenue and Lake Street in the Richmond District sits a wooden box that measures about twenty-three inches wide and eighteen inches high. The rustic looki...

How to Spring Forward in Style

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April 24, 2013

  By Melissa Landeros Photos by Erica Marquez Embellishments, patterns, colors, collars, and cutouts so many trends, so little time in between the next wave of trends. So before spring is over lets indulge in what is current now. Just about every article of clothing this season has an added piece ...

Drag Queens on Ice

January 5, 2013

  Words: Kelly Leslie Photos: Melissa Burman Kim Chichi dazzles hundreds of people in Union Square, with her A-line cut, fire engine-red hair, and matching painted lips. Dressed in an all-black, glimmering gown, she confidently moves her slim body to the beat of 2009’s hit song by L...

Haight for the Holidays

Haight for the Holidays

December 22, 2012

Words & Photos: Babak Haghighi Money. Power. Free beer. These are the things that drive the human life force, the latter of which was in no short supply at the Lower Haight Holiday Art Walk. “Happy Holidays” is damn right. Spirits were high, both in terms of mood and alcohol, at this mak...

Artist Profile: Before the Brave

December 3, 2012

Words: Babak Haghighi Photo: Cassie Palmer The quintet takes the stage. The lights dim. The music begins. The sea of beanies that makes up the crowd starts to create waves as heads begin to bob. Jason Stevens’ powerful voice rips through the room and the voyage begins. Stevens is the frontman, acco...

Hipster Holiday Gifts for Under $10

Hipster Holiday Gifts for Under $10

December 3, 2012

Words: Barbara Szabo 1. Amoeba Records Amoeba Records has an entire section with discounted vinyl, with records for as little as $1. That means you could buy your favorite hipster as many as ten records! (Amoeba Records, $1 and up). 2. Academy of Sciences Academy of Sciences holds an even...

Alternative Medicine

December 3, 2012

Words: Emily Gadd Photos: Tearsa Joy Hammock Right on the edge of the Financial District in San Francisco is a small store that sells medicine for all kinds of ailments like insomnia, chronic pain, psoriasis, and depression to name a few. When you enter the store it is nicely furnished, with...

From Popping Up to Settling Down

A customer pays for her meal at Hapa Ramen at the Embarcadero Farmer's Market in San Francisco on Thursday, Dec 13, 2012. Hapa Ramen sells their food at the farmers market Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo by Godofredo Vasquez/Xpress

December 3, 2012

Words: Kenny Redublo Photos: Godofredo Vasquez The propane tanks hiss as they pump fuel into the burners. Steam comes out of every boiling pot as they cook the day's batch of broth. Bins of hand made noodles stack up over five bins high. Coolers filled to the top with brown eggs ready for poach...

Parks and Recreation: SF State Edition

Parks and Recreation: SF State Edition

December 3, 2012

Words: Babak Haghighi Photos: Alejandrina Hernandez Bob Flasher’s RPT 520 class is not your typical lecture. Flasher, or “Flash” as students call him, is not your typical lecturer. And SFSU’s Recreation, Parks, and Tourism department is not your typical academic program. If you enjoy a tediou...

What Makes Big Ben Tick

What Makes Big Ben Tick

December 3, 2012

Words: Ben Pack Photos: Virginia Tieman When I woke up on October 10th I wondered two things. If the Giants had avoided elimination against the Reds, and why my room was so damn hot. A nurse walked in and I slowly realized I wasn’t in my converted half-living-room in Park Merced on my lumpy...

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