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Boutique owner Ken Wingard leans against a wall in a stairway, looking off into the distance

The San Francisco Spirit

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How local designer Ken Wingard found his community and grew his business. by Maureen Futtner San Francisco–based designer Ken Wingard rakes through various ephemera at a...
Watercolor of a typical San Francisco house that window men work on quite frequently.

City Through Glass

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Conversations with San Francisco's window workers. by Nikki Collister A wide picture window overlooking the intersection of Fulton Street and 6th Avenue, double-hung windows on either...

Personal Reflections & Essays

Shot from above of people sitting in social distance circles at Dolores Park

Reporting in Place

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What it's like being a journalist during the pandemic. by Elena Kadvany My breaking point came late one Tuesday night, about a week into the shutdown....

Mental Gymnastics on the Trail

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When I was a kid, we camped a lot. Like, a lot a lot. If you are a famous National Park west of the...

Humor

A woman holding an umbrella floating over the city of San Francisco

Into the Wild

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by Katie Kahn Just before St. Patrick’s Day, I locked myself inside, away from society. But this year, I didn’t reappear Sunday pretending I hadn’t...

My Typical San Francisco Day

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I awake to the barking seals of Fisherman’s Wharf at precisely 10:34 a.m. After scrolling through Reddit from my bed with one sleepy eye,...

Fiction

Gaucho glasses floating in front of a cloud of smoke on a mysterious black background

No Idea, California

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Audio: Author Christopher Merchant reads. by Christopher Merchant This work of short fiction is adapted from the author’s novel-in-development. Nic worked as a teacher’s aide at an elementary...

Underwater

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The air inside the car is heavy and warm. The windshield defroster fights off condensation while the wipers swipe at the interminable downpour. Kayla...

Books, Music, Art & Food

One of Bober’s favorites, this image of a wave curling in past the Golden Gate Bridge, was selected as a finalist for the National Geographic student competition

Making Waves

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How 17-year-old surf photographer Jack Bober sees the swell. by Christian Baba Jack Bober is an ocean photographer from Marin County who focuses on surf in...

Outside the Frame

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My pal Sam and I embarked on an urban hike from Cole Valley to the Palace of Fine arts in late August. We made...

Film Photography, Street Style: An Interview with Analog Photographer Jonathan Paragas

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Jonathan Paragas is a Bay Area street photographer. His Youtube Channel, kingjvpes, focuses on the artistry and technique behind film photography. I sat down...

Forbidden Voices

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“In some ways, it’s the most natural, most legitimate thing, for a woman to sing for her child. And some countries will take the voice of a woman away,” Nazy Kaviani told me. Kaviani was born in Iran...

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