“Hella Feminist” Debuts at Oakland Museum of California
BY NAVYA POTHAMSETTY If you dug through the Oakland Museum of California’s archives, you would probably find material ranging from the sublime to the completely bizarre. One of the more odd finds in recent years was a poster featuring what one curator thought to be a rotary phone dial: it was
What Is Queer Pain? Understanding April Dawn Alison
Are we ready to take on queer pain? Throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, Oakland artist and resident April Dawn Alison took a series of self-portraits on Polaroid film in voluminous cocoa wigs and rouge lips, in a PVC skirt and color-matched pumps, in bondage. The massive compilation
The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!
Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the
Feminist punks raged against the Supreme Court at Oakland’s Mosswood Meltdown
By: Lydia Sviatoslavsky, Lisa Hix Oakland’s Mosswood Meltdown returned to Mosswood Park with a shiver this year, cloaked in a bizarre July chill. Given the gloom, the ongoing pandemic, gun violence and political turmoil, the collective gathering on Saturday and Sunday for the sake of punk and its subversive thrust felt a
Las Vegas: Taking Molly in Heels is Modern Torture
Rolling Would Be More Fun If Not For Modern Torture By Darci Flatley I wanted to be abducted so badly—pulled into a bright-blue chandelier that looked like a collection of sea glass, and left to float within, running my fingers through individual gems to hear them clink and chime. The
The Chillingly Prophetic Art of Lynn Hershman Leeson
Internationally acclaimed media artist Lynn Hershman Leeson has a knack for divining the cultural bent of the future through her art. On Saturday, March 5, Leeson sat down with feminist scholar Peggy Phelan and SFMOMA curator Corey Keller at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts to discuss the relationship between technology and the female
Who Wants a Copy of “She Represents: 44 Women Who Are Changing Politics…and the World”
In a complicated political era when the United States feels divided, this book celebrates feminism and female contributions to politics, activism, and communities. Each of the forty-four women profiled in this illustrated book has demonstrated her capabilities and strengths in political and community leadership and activism, both in the United
Why is Makeup and Beauty YouTube Dominated by Men?
by Amaya Oswald Youtube sensation Shane Dawson is decorating his beauty room. A few months ago, Shane didn’t know the difference between a moisturizer and a primer, and today, as he shuffles through his eyeshadow palettes sitting on a bathroom countertop in his large Hollywood home he bought last year
Can I Be A Feminist and Still Support Joe Biden?
By Rachel Fogletto When I first saw the images of Joe Biden suggestively hugging and touching the shoulders of women my thoughts were conflicted. Is this real? It could be. Where is it going? Why have I never seen this before? Am I wrong? I knew enough about the internet