Month: June 2019

As A Gay Man, Other Gay Men Still Scare Me & It’s Affecting My Ability To Be Normal

And it festers within internalized homophobia, jealousy, and sadness. It’s something I’m seeing more and more as days pass by. Why do I put so much of my self-worth into pretty gay people? I’m proud of being a gay man. Surrounded by a community that lifts each other up without being dependent on race, monetary […]

Juanita MORE!: The Maternal, Indefatigable Muse of San Francisco’s Queer Community

As I walked down the incandescent hallway leading to Juanita MORE!’s apartment, I expected that she’d be the first warm-blooded creature to greet me, prior to entering her Nob Hill studio home. You could imagine my surprise—albeit, an elated and joyous and welcomed one—when a French bulldog nuzzled my left leg, instead. “Oh, Jackson’s not […]

Negroni, Negroni: The Only Week I Look Forward To

The end of June spells sweet summertime, but in the bars it’s a time for bitterness, too. Negroni week runs from June 24th to June 30th, with thousands of bars participating nationwide, San Francisco being no exception. The proceeds from Negroni tabs will directly benefit local charities like the SF Marin Food Bank, so all […]

A Powerful Force: Bethany Eden on Her Vision in ‘Cleanse’

Water—a force to be reckoned with, and lest not forget humanity’s lifeline. Despite water’s integral purpose of supporting life, however, the multi-dimensional element has also given way to inspiration, support and renewal for many. For Bay Area artist, Bethany Eden, water inspired her latest art series “Cleanse”. We sat down with Eden at Zukowski Collective, […]

Inside Pharos—The Music Experience Of Childish Gambino

This whole journey started back in June of 2016. After an extended period of radio silence on all social media fronts, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, suddenly tweeted a link to download an app. Once downloaded, the cryptic app described a “full album experience” with new music, and limited space available in Joshua Tree, California. […]

Inside The Studio: Kintsugi Artist Joe Weaver

As humans, when we try to repair things, we aim to do it in a way that makes it look as perfect as possible, as if it had never been broken before. Kintsugi does the complete opposite. It’s a Japanese art form that draws even more attention to the flaws but highlights them in the […]

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