san francisco

Art

suzanne lacy on making feminist art and why everyone should be an activist

"I tend to see activism as a human endeavor that goes along with citizenship. You can be an activist as a doctor, you can be activist as a psychotherapist, and you can be activist as an artist."
Sara Radin
5.28.19
Photography

'kalifornia kool' documents san fran's unruly punk scene in the 70s

Legendary photographer Ruby Ray shares the crazy stories behind the photos in her new book.
Alexandra Weiss
5.23.19
Music

7 super-rare album covers designed by basquiat, warhol, nan goldin, and more

Tracing the history of modern art through iconic vinyl artwork.
Emily Manning
1.11.18
Arts

electrifying portraits from san francisco's forgotten punk scene

Jim Jocoy revisits his electrifying dispatches from the Bay Area’s political punk scene 40 years after documenting it.
Emily Manning
6.17.17
Arts

striking portraits of counterculture teens in 60s san francisco

In the late 1960s, Elaine Mayes photographed the rock gods and teen runaways who flooded Haight-Ashbury, California’s countercultural epicenter. A new exhibition revisits her portraits, 50 years later.
Emily Manning
6.10.17
Arts

san francisco's sex workers fight for justice with art

How will Trump's immigration policies affect sex workers in the sanctuary city?
Alyssa Pereira
3.1.17
Culture

photographer viviane sassen on working with frank ocean and her playful next chapter

Sassen discusses her current show in San Francisco, which showcases her Pikin Slee series, and the importance of spontaneity.
Alyssa Pereira
11.10.16
Photography

a portrait show capturing the many faces of queer beauty

‘Queer Babes,’ a new portrait show on view in San Francisco, is a love letter to individuals who ‘beautifully reimagine the limits of what’s possible.’
Emily Manning
8.18.16
woman crush wednesday

woman crush wednesday with @maryrosenberger

Meet one of the realest girls on Instagram.
Ingrid Kesa
3.16.16
News

​exclusive clip: see how janis joplin met her psychedelic band

Chet Helms describes how he introduced Joplin to Big Brother and the Holding Company in this exclusive clip from the new biopic 'Little Girl Blue.'
Charlotte Gush
1.30.16
Music

justin bieber needs to say 'sorry' for his graffiti, warns san francisco

A city attorney sent a letter to the singer's camp, calling its 'Purpose' marketing campaign 'vandalism.'
Emily Manning
12.29.15
Arts

decoding the secret language of gay 70s san francisco

Photographer Hal Fischer rereleases his cult classic field guide to The Castro's leather daddies, jocks and cowboys.
Veronica Maldonado
11.7.15
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