11 Dec 2012

VIDEO: Queer Rebels revitalizes QPOC performance art

[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

04 Dec 2012

Bears! Bears! Bears! packs flurry of emotions in first full-length album

[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

29 Nov 2012

Graduate student Gina de Vries sparks queer activism through writing

[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

19 Nov 2012

SOMArts Cultural Center creates interactive fun with 'Come Out & Play' exhibition

[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.

13 Nov 2012

"Hot & Heavy" book launch spotlights fatphobia issue

[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

07 Nov 2012

Poets share raw, unfettered material at New Sh!t Show

[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.

25 Oct 2012

PHOTOS: Barbary Coast Burlesque bewitches boisterous bunch at The Depot

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

21 Oct 2012

Politics gets sexy at Perverts Put Out! spoken word series

[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

16 Oct 2012

VIDEO: nerd JERK creator crochets her way to love

[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

14 Oct 2012

Brooklyn Red Devils snatches win from SF Bay Bombers at roller derby championship

[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

11 Oct 2012

SF Bay Bombers gears up for roller derby world championships against Brooklyn Red Devils Oct. 13

[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

03 Oct 2012

PHOTOS: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass invites artists, music lovers for 3-day fest

[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

27 Sep 2012

Three cases of robbery reported at SF State

[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

25 Sep 2012

Red Hots Burlesque makes steamy nights at El Rio

[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

18 Sep 2012

SF State students still waiting for ASI-proposed Queer Resource Center

[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

17 Sep 2012

Bay Area Rainbow Symphony returns with season opening concert

[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

10 Sep 2012

Comic book sales thrive despite digital age

[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

04 Sep 2012

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Ship-Shape! tattoo exhibit at SF State features One Shot Tattoo artists

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.

02 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: Comic Outpost hosts "Doctor Who" viewing parties

[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,

25 Aug 2012

SF State's Got Talent engages incoming student community

[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]
03 May 2012

VIDEO: Dustin Musser of K Theory finds his niche in dubstep music

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

01 May 2012

CSU enrollment eligibility tightens for transfer students

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

15 Apr 2012

Music lovers celebrate legacy of vinyl records on Record Store Day

[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

10 Apr 2012

PHOTOS: Conductor helps preserve legacy of SFSU Wind Ensemble

[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.

06 Apr 2012

San Francisco nonprofit theater group 42nd Steet Moon stays open with help of donations

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

03 Apr 2012

SF State's annual Vagina Monologues production aims to entertain and inform

[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

28 Mar 2012

Sherlock fans make their presence known in bathroom stalls, hallways at SF State

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

28 Mar 2012

Tre Burt and a Big Gust of Wind breaks into San Francisco music scene

[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

14 Mar 2012

Local indie band Owl Paws signs record label deal, hopes to expand audience

[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.

29 Feb 2012

Nonmonosexuality deserves recognition within LGBTQ communities

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

28 Feb 2012

Local band capitalizes on viral YouTube video

[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

28 Feb 2012

Recording industry has its eye on illegal downloads

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.

17 Feb 2012

Persistence pays off for indie band Rin Tin Tiger

[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.

08 Feb 2012

Indie-pop group French Cassettes returns to San Francisco

[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.

08 Feb 2012

Proposition 8 ruling spurs San Francisco LGBT community rally

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