san francisco

Culture

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

"I tend to see activism as a human endeavour 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
5.29.19
Photography

photographing the unruly punk scene of 70s san francisco

In 'Kalifornia Kool', 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
punk

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
6.19.17
Art

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
Music

premiere: laurel, san francisco

We're pleased to share the visual for Laurel's deeply personal track, San Francisco.
i-D Staff
6.7.16
News

john waters is curating an exhibition

And it's about baby strollers and toilet paper.
Hannah Ongley
4.20.16
LGBT

catherine opie on documenting san francisco's lesbian leather scene

The legendary photographer discusses what it means to represent your community.
Alice Newell-Hanson
2.11.16
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
1.29.16
Music

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

A San Fran lawyer sent a letter to the singer's camp, calling its Purpose marketing campaign 'vandalism.'
Emily Manning
12.30.15
Photography

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
11.9.15
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