san francisco

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
1.10.18
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
6.16.17
Culture

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
6.9.17
Art

this feminist curator is re-contextualizing sexts from men as art

Whitney Bell discusses her traveling show 'I Didn't Ask for This,' and why it's kickstarting a long-overdue conversation about digital harassment.
Nadja Sayej
5.23.17
music interviews

meet bay area party king (and apple designer) eugene whang

His FACE parties and Public Release record imprint are defining a new era for S.F. genre-less music.
Carole Sabas
4.21.17
Think Pieces

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
2.28.17
Photography

anthony hernandez's poignant portraits of los angeles

Before the photographer’s career retrospective opens to the public, we catch up about why his home city will always feel fresh.
Emily Manning
9.23.16
Photography

7 young creatives on the bay area's exciting art scene

As Bay Area natives like Daveed Diggs and Miranda July become part of the artistic establishment, Azha Ayanna of Shade Zine presents the new wave of creative talent from Northern Cali’s intriguing scene.
Azha Ayanna
9.23.16
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
8.17.16
Music

the she's have rocked san francisco since they were in middle school

When they started making dreamy pop-rock together, they were eleven. A decade later, The She's are still bringing an ever maturing sound to the San Francisco indie music scene.
Alyssa Pereira
7.21.16
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 curated an art show about strollers and toilet paper

'Home Improvements' at San Francisco's FraenkelLAB will feature works from George Stoll and Moyra Davey alongside contributions from the Pope of Filth himself.
Hannah Ongley
4.19.16