san francisco

Culture

'not ur baby' provides sanctuary for womxn and non-binary creatives

Inside artist Vanessa Vigil's pop-up exhibition and all-day celebration in Oakland.
Angela Savage
10.10.19
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
1.10.18
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
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