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June 6, 2013

By Melissa Landeros Photos Virginia Tieman What started, as chasing a store on wheels all around San Francisco has now become a simple muni ride downtown to The Crocker Galleria, which is the permanent home for Christina Ruiz's mobile boutique. The TopShelf Style boutique's pop-up shop op...

Scrapped Up

Scrapped Up

May 13, 2013

  By Kayla McIntosh Photos by Gabriella Gamboa The name SCRAP says it all. Tucked away in SF’s Bayview neighborhood, a junkyard/teacher’s donation center/starving artist’s paradise is waiting to be sifted through. Melissa Tan is completely at home. Carrying two frumpy shopping bags, she rush...

Best Hangover Breakfasts

May 1, 2013

By Ben Pack Photos by Frank Leal You wake up, and through your squinting eyes you remember that it’s Sunday. You try to piece together last night, but somewhere between that second shot of Jager and the AMF you lose it. That doesn’t matter anymore. All that matters now is recovery. Most of society ...

Nerdy San Francisco

May 1, 2013

  By Molly Sanchez Photos by Virginia Tieman San Francisco is a city full of the weird and the wonderful. It’s the city of Lucas Films; the future home of The United Federation of Planets, and stomping grounds to nerds and geeks of all shapes, sizes, and degrees of virginity. As a c...

Sunday Streets: Western Addition Edition

September 24, 2012

Words: Babak Haghighi It is a beautiful, sunny Sunday in the Western Addition district of San Francisco. Bass is bumping and fists are pumping as a local house DJ puts on a show for his audience across the street from the Panhandle at the southern end of the Sunday Streets route. His unique, yet ...

A Technological Pursuit

September 24, 2012

Words: Jennifer Sandoval East of San Francisco past Pleasanton lies the small city of Livermore. The city is normally quiet and quaint, but at two in the morning it holds an urban legend. Just behind the Safeway supermarket, a pair of railroad tracks stretch onward, inviting those who enjoy ghostl...

A Provocative Change

A Provocative Change

September 24, 2012

Jadelynn Stahl (with the bullhorn) and Maria Garcia, are two of the people leading marchers on Slutwalk from Delores Park to the Castro. Slutwalk was formed to help deconstruct the myths around rape, "slutshaming," and victim blaming. September 8, 2012. Photo by Deborah Svoboda.  Words: Emily Gadd & R...

The Road to Conversion

Ahmina Alenthia James visits the Islamic Society of San Francisco on Jones Street to pray and read. Photo by: Tearsa Joy Hammock / Xpress Magazine

September 24, 2012

Words: Hassina Obaidy Photos: Tearsa Hammock The first step is often the hardest. Stephanie Skoog has dreamt of this day countless times-the day when she reveals her new identity to the world. She’s not without inhibitions, though. She imagines all the comments construction workers will say ...

Not Playing Dress-Up

Not Playing Dress-Up

September 24, 2012

Lindsey Brophy and Sean Lee display their hand-made cosplay outfits in thier forest hill home in San Francisco. The outfits made to look like outfits from a music video by Japanese pop star Kyary Pamyu, with surrealistic and colorful visuals. Photo by John Ornelas Words: Ben Pack Photos: Melissa ...

Desperate Times Calls for Weird Measures

September 24, 2012

Words: Kenny Redublo Photos: Melissa Burman Taylor Reynolds is a princess. A part-time princess. She drives over to “the Castle,” a Lake Merritt country club in Oakland, California that acts as the Magic Princess headquarters. She takes the elevator down to the basement by the swimming pool, and gets ...

Get Me Out of Here: Why Students Aren’t Graduating in Four Years

September 24, 2012

Words: Kayla McIntosh As Laura Flores sits quietly at her white desk and stares plaintively at her MacBook, she realizes that each class she needs to take for the approaching fall semester at San Francisco State University is at full capacity. Her long curly brown hair is thrown up in a bun and she...

A Peaceful Passing

September 24, 2012

Moca, a 9-year-old Pit mix that's looking for a new home, rests in the home base of Muttville. Muttville is a rescue group that takes in senior dogs, cares for all of their medical needs and either finds a new forever home for them or puts them in a "fospice" home to live out the rest of their day...

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