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Kink in the Armory Not surprised by what was discovered at Kink.com: So a company that specializes in videos depicting the degradation of women is degrading its workers. Shocker . SFNative Blowing Smoke Concertgoers a…
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New Rock Star There's a team behind every successful show: I'm very surprised that in a five-page article, Lorin Ashton doesn't mention his crew even once, except for them having two tour buses ["Bass Instincts," Ian S. Port, feature,…
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Sons (and Daughters) of Anarchy Article provides much-needed insight into Occupy Oakland: This is a superb article, far and away the best piece of post-May Day Occupy Oakland coverage I've read . Conger takes…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Oakland Brings Chaos to Downtown -- Again

Occupy Oakland Brings Chaos to Downtown -- Again

Update 2:42 p.m.: Police have declared an unlawful assembly at 14th and Broadway, and are threatening to use more tear gas. Update 2:09 p.m.: The party has now moved to 14th and Broadway, where occupiers are reportedly teaching people how…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Oakland Vs. Oakland Police (Photos)

Occupy Oakland Vs. Oakland Police (Photos)

Unless you were a protester or a cop, most Oaklanders stayed far away from downtown this weekend, where chaos erupted, ending with hundreds of arrests, pissed-off business-owners, and a very trashed downtown. For those of you who decided to skip…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Prepare for a Fabulous Apocalypse

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Prepare for a Fabulous Apocalypse

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence lived up to the extravagance of their name last weekend at the third annual Project Nunway, a decadent fashion show thrown to raise money for the order's community outreach projects. Local designers teamed up with…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Street Style: Mixed Retro in the Haight

S.F. Street Style: Mixed Retro in the Haight

I visited Haight Street for my weekly dose of street fashion. The street has a long history of style, but I often find myself overlooking it. The district is an epicenter of nostalgia, with more secondhand clothing stores per…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Local Label Turk + Taylor Dishes on Their Sustainable Spring Collection

Local Label Turk + Taylor Dishes on Their Sustainable Spring Collection

Although designer duo Andrew Soernsen and Mark Lee Morris have been nurturing their label, Turk + Taylor, since 2005, they finally celebrated its launch last Friday by debuting their ninth collection. The delay, they say, has nothing to do…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Street Style: What to Wear as the Days Get Shorter

S.F. Street Style: What to Wear as the Days Get Shorter

This week in street fashion, daylight savings proved itself to be fashion kryptonite. Everyone's taken to bundling their cute ensembles underneath giant coats; I see hints of great outfits when people unbutton on Muni, but less and less on the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Festival Fashion: From Hardly Strictly to Treasure Island

Festival Fashion: From Hardly Strictly to Treasure Island

We're blessed to have so many music festivals here in San Francisco, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is always my favorite. It's free, which makes it an obvious candidate, but it's also nostalgic. Like most people living in San Francisco, I…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Fashion Tips and Tricks for First-Timers at the Folsom Street Fair

Fashion Tips and Tricks for First-Timers at the Folsom Street Fair

With the 27th annual Folsom Street Fair happening on Sunday, the big question is, "What are you going to wear?" Folsom is one of the largest fashion events in San Francisco, and whether you're a spectator or a leather aficionado,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Street Style: Fancy for Fashion's Night Out

S.F. Street Style: Fancy for Fashion's Night Out

A week ago tonight, San Francisco hosted its own Fashion's Night Out. Started in New York and L.A., the event typically coincides with New York Fashion Week. It entails retailers opening their doors after hours for cocktails and promotional deals…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist To Wear or Not to Wear: Are Whites After Labor Day Okay?

To Wear or Not to Wear: Are Whites After Labor Day Okay?

Labor Day always causes fashion confusion. All our grandmas have always told us not to wear white after Labor Day, but the story changes slightly depending on the grandma. Mine, for instance, believed the rule was no white shoes after…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Punks, Preps, Neons, and Neutrals: S.F. Street Fashion's Wild Week

Punks, Preps, Neons, and Neutrals: S.F. Street Fashion's Wild Week

This week, I spotted plenty of statement pieces on the streets of San Francisco: a leather bustier, blue metallic Doc Martens, and loads of leopard print. But that's only a sliver of the fashion I came across. From punk to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Street Style: Beige Doesn't Always Mean Bleak

S.F. Street Style: Beige Doesn't Always Mean Bleak

Bright colors are a staple in my wardrobe, so when fall creeps up and many people start wearing neutral tones, I can't help but get a little sad. The city looks bleak in fall, especially when its residents bundle up…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Road Trip: Checking Out Street Fashion in the Pacific Northwest

Road Trip: Checking Out Street Fashion in the Pacific Northwest

Every week, I photograph dozens of San Franciscans who take their own approach to style. I'm not prowling for a particular aesthetic, just on the lookout for individuals who are expressing themselves through fashion. However, I routinely get a similar…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist What Season Is It, Anyway? Fog Fashion Lessons from S.F.'s Best Dressed

What Season Is It, Anyway? Fog Fashion Lessons from S.F.'s Best Dressed

San Francisco hasn't felt exactly summery lately. This always happens and sends me into a fashion tizzy. I don't know whether I should transition into fall looks, just to bring back all my summer clothes in August when it warms…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Prints and Pocket Squares: Tips from S.F.'s Sartorial Gents

Prints and Pocket Squares: Tips from S.F.'s Sartorial Gents

Last week, the stylish women of S.F. inspired me and dominated my street fashion post. This week, I'm making up for the gender imbalance by focusing on menswear. But men's fashion is tricky. There are only so many variations…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Street Fashion: "What I Wore" Blogger Brings Out the City's Best-Dressed

S.F. Street Fashion: "What I Wore" Blogger Brings Out the City's Best-Dressed

Last week, fashion blogger Jessica Quirk came to San Francisco to promote her new book, What I Wore: Four Seasons, One Closet, Endless Recipes for Personal Style. Azalea Boutique and Shop It to Me threw her a book party, complete…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Street Style: Personal Panache Shines in S.F.

S.F. Street Style: Personal Panache Shines in S.F.

I usually don't go out looking for a week's worth of fashionistas alone. More often than not, my boyfriend goes with me. He's really enthusiastic; pointing out eye-catching passersby and saying, "What about her?" He says it really loudly,…
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