[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Ms. Vagina Jenkins performs a burlesque routine at the Queer Rebels Winter Shindig at El Rio in San Francisco, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance is a production that embraces a diverse range of artistic genres and
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="256" caption="Bears! Bears! Bears! are a San Francisco band made up of (left to right) Phil Cala, Ricky Rios and Evan Leal. The band has just finished recording their first full-length album, "All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go." The CD is
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Gina de Vries, spoken word artist and activist, is a graduate student at SF State working on getting her master's degree in creative writing. She has done work with "Girl Talk," a spoken word show for transgender and cisgender women, and
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Attendees at the Come Out & Play SF Festival and Exhibition in the SOMarts Cultural Center play a game inspired by the Berlin Wall, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Photo by Andy Sweet / Xpress"][/caption]
From hopscotch to art gallery heists, the SOMArts
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Virgie Tovar keeps the jokes going during "Hot and Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, & Fashion," which consisted of a collection of stories by fat-identified women, at The Booksmith in the Upper Haight in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 8,
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Sam Sax reads his poetry during the New Sh!t Show, a bi-weekly poetry open mic at Viracocha in San Francisco's Mission District on Oct. 24, 2012. Sax is also the host of the show and hosted a poetry workshop for the
Feathers and Spam and mimes, oh my! Students in The Depot on Wednesday night found themselves bouncing between the World Series broadcast and the silly, sexy stylings of the Barbary Coast Burlesque troupe.
Returning to The Depot stage for the fifth consecutive year, Barbary Coast Burlesque
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Gina de Vries, currently pursuing her master's degree in fiction writing at SF State, reads her sexually charged story at Perverts Put Out!. Saturday night's reading was the Election Erection Edition at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco,
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Nerd JERK intern Christel Macabeo runs the booth at the Alternative Press Expo Oct. 13 while Stephanie Cortes, the owner of the plush toy company, prepares for her wedding that was held at the expo. Photo by Kevin Skahan / Xpress."][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="SF Bombers' Vicki McEwen, top center, is jammed up by Brooklyn Red Devils' Sugar Thompson, left, Pam Schwab, center, and Marnie Smith, right, at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Photo by Michael Hendrickson / Special to Xpress"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_33926" align="alignnone" width="461" caption="SF Bay Bombers' Patsy Delgado, right, clears the path for jammer Megan Martinez, left, to score. The Bombers are set to face the Brooklyn Red Devils in the Professional Banked Track Roller Derby World Championships, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Photo courtesy of Jim
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="231" caption="Folk duo The Milk Carton Kids will be performing at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival at 12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Photo courtesy of Big Hassle"][/caption]
As the saying goes for many experiences — you never forget your first.
Three days, six
[caption id="attachment_32302" align="alignnone" width="421" caption="Robbery suspect Kode Alan Smith was spotted at SF State today between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you have seen this suspect, please contact University police at 415-338-2222"][/caption]
Three separate incidents of robbery were reported today at SF State, according to University police.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Guest performer, the world famous *BOB*, takes a bow with the Red Hots girls at the end of Friday's burlesque show at El Rio. The Red Hots Burlesque troupe performs every Wednesday and Friday at El Rio in the Mission. Photo
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="256" caption="Lexi Adsit is an organizer of the Queer Yo' Mind conference and leader of the SF State queer community. The Queer Yo' Mind Conference highlights intellectual scholarships and activism, and focuses on empowering queer communities. Photo by John Ornelas."][/caption]
Amiable chatter between
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony performed their season opening concert Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Photo by Melissa Burman."][/caption]
With tinkling percussion and sure strokes of their bows, the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony filled the San
[caption id="attachment_30428" align="alignnone" width="430" caption="In the midst of the digital age, comic book sales are still thriving despite the declining market. The rise in quality of print and digital comics sparked an increase in sales, as well as a renewed interest in the medium. Photo
The neatly arranged collages of frames that fill the walls of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery starkly contrast the bold, vivid designs that threaten to explode out of them.
In styles perhaps more recognizable on skin than paper, every painting, drawing, photograph and sculpture in
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Chips, drinks and pizza were supplied for "Doctor Who" fans, so they had something to munch on during the screening at The Comic Outpost Sept. 1, 2012. Photo by Virginia Tieman."][/caption]
Local Whovians flocked to Comic Outpost on Saturday evening to share
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Joseph D. Greenwell, San Francisco State's dean of students, congratulates beatboxer Francisco Romero on winning this year's annual SF State's Got Talent. Photo by Sam Battles."][/caption]
Welcome Days serve to get new SF State students acquainted with the campus, but only SF State’s
Riding the wave of dubstep’s rising popularity, K Theory has found its niche in the Bay Area electronic scene. They frequent small clubs such as EPR, but found their way to the Annex at SF State.
Dustin Musser, one-half of K Theory, is excited to have
Transferring from a community college to a California State University once meant meeting the base requirement of 60 semester units. Now, applying with a specific associate degree will be the deciding factor between a smooth admission and a lengthy wait period.
Though many students will be
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Jesse McCaffrey, 35, sifts through the records at Rasputin in Downtown San Francisco the afternoon of April 15, 2012. "I started off with a few hundred vinyls," McCaffrey said. "Now I have more than 7,000. I used to drop $300 a
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="First seat trumpet, Jacob Nitsch, 28, warms up in the seats of McKenna theater before a rehearsal session of the San Francisco State University Wind Ensemble. Nitsch recently received a scholarship to study for his masters in music next fall. Photo
In a city filled to the brim with theatrical and musical talent, 42nd Street Moon stands alone in opening its curtains to the lesser-known but ever-lovable musicals of the 1920s to the 1970s.
The nonprofit group, founded in 1993 by Greg MacKellan and Stephanie Rhoads, is
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="From left: Melissa Perez, Aisha Khan, and Candace Geiger rehearse for SFSU's production of The Vagina Monologues. Melissa Perez lies on the ground after acting out an orgasm, Sunday April 1. Photo by Melissa Burman."][/caption]
Fourteen women plan to get down to
When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the death of Sherlock Holmes in 1893, fans wore black armbands to mourn the loss of the famous fictional detective.
This year, when the BBC’s modern-day Holmes plummeted to his apparent death, fans took to both the internet and the
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Musician Tre Burt, with his acoustic guitar, has played all over San Francisco, including SF State . He is currently working with with Owl Paws frontman and SF State BECA major student Derek SchultzPhoto by Juliana Severe."][/caption]
Deadlines and self-promotion may not
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="253" caption="Tim Vickers, stand-up bass player for the band Owl Paws, plays at Bottom of the Hill. Owl Paws recently signed on with an independent record label. March 1, 2012. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
Fresh out of the recording studio, the local indie
The LGBTQ+ community may fly a rainbow flag, but if you don’t exactly fit into the L or G, things start to feel uncomfortably black and white.
Without a niche to call their own, people with beyond gay, lesbian and straight identities--also known as nonmonosexual--find themselves
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="High Society rehearses in McKenna Theatre Sunday, Feb. 12. They recently released a viral video on YouTube that has helped promote their band and music. Photo by Hunter Mulich."][/caption]
Before writing off that sixth installment of the latest YouTube video trend as
The time-consuming process of browsing the internet for cheaper alternatives to iTunes and Amazon might be worth it to the cash-strapped student, but only until the recording industry finds out.
Internet users have been subject to lawsuits by businesses such as the Recording Industry Association of
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Sean Sullivan (left), Kevin Sullivan (center), and "Mr. Andrew" Skewes-cox, members of the band, Rin Tin Tiger, post for photo in the Alley Cat bookstore, Feb. 9, 2012. The band was there for a indie-band music event. Photo by Hang Cheng."][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="French Cassettes from left: Ben Isganitis on drums, Scott Huerta sings and plays lead guitars, Thomas Huerta plays bass, and Mackenzie Bunch on guitar and keys. French Cassettes, based out of San Francisco and Fresno, played a show at Submission in
In celebration of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal's ruling of Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center hosted a community rally yesterday evening.
As more than 100 marriage equality supporters filed into the center’s Rainbow Room, they were handed American flags