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Culture, The Exhibitionist Fashion at the Goat's Anus: "Take Root" at the Luggage Store

Fashion at the Goat's Anus: "Take Root" at the Luggage Store

By Michelle Tea"Take Root" at the Luggage Store Annex (thru June 26) is a celebration of a deliberately trash-picked and treasure-hunted aesthetic of queer resistance; anti-capitalist and pro-scavenging. While the art functions as metaphors for cast-away people building communities out…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Street Fashion of the Academy of Sciences' "Nightlife"

Street Fashion of the Academy of Sciences' "Nightlife"

By Michelle Tea Being at the Academy of Sciences after hours for their Thursday night "Nightlife" series feels sneaky and exciting, like From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler. Haven't you spent your whole life longing to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Light Asylum at Public Works: DIY Goth Fan Fashion

Light Asylum at Public Works: DIY Goth Fan Fashion

The Light Asylum show at Public Works on May 18 was Goth. In an industrial sort of fashion. There was a gentleman wearing a Bundeswehr tank with suspenders and a shaved head who I swear…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Secrets Known by Sharp-Dressed San Francisco Men

Five Secrets Known by Sharp-Dressed San Francisco Men

By Page McBee Letter to a Young San Francisco Sartorialist At the end of the month, my partner and I are leaving the Bay Area for New England. This has got me thinking a lot about closure and since…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist F.S.C. Barber Shop Now Chopping Off Beards in S.F.

F.S.C. Barber Shop Now Chopping Off Beards in S.F.

Take a look inside this amazingly beautiful barber shop at 696 Valencia St. in the Mission with Leo Plass and see what cofounder Sam Buffa has to say about it. F.S.C. Barber began in Manhattan and is what we'd…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Ironing Board Collective's Capsule Design Festival Report: Put a Bridge On It!

The Ironing Board Collective's Capsule Design Festival Report: Put a Bridge On It!

By Carrie Leilam Love On Sunday, I went to the Capsule Design festival in Hayes Valley. Independent designers from around the bay took over Octavia street from Fell to Grove. It was a fashion bonanza! The sun was shining,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>The Lily's Revenge</i>: Dirty Daisies and Mac's Marys

The Lily's Revenge: Dirty Daisies and Mac's Marys

By Michelle Tea Taylor Mac is my favorite performing artist, and I've been so antsy for his 5-hour epic play, The Lily's Revenge, to hit San Francisco at the Magic Theater that I took a plane all the way…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Nice Collective Pop-Up Shop Brings Cashmere and Combat Boots to Market Street

Nice Collective Pop-Up Shop Brings Cashmere and Combat Boots to Market Street

By Michael Braithwaite Everybody has a crazy dream when they're a kid. For me, it was to work for the CIA and be an international spy. I had absolutely no idea what that meant beyond having really awesome spy…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Burkman Brothers at Welcome Stranger: Beach Boys

Burkman Brothers at Welcome Stranger: Beach Boys

By Page McBee When I got the invitation to see NYC-based Americana darlings Burkman Brothers trunk show at San Francisco's best new menswear store, Welcome Stranger, I thought I couldn't be more excited. I arrived to discover that things…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Elizabeth Tailor of The Lost Church

Elizabeth Tailor of The Lost Church

By Leonardo Plass Elizabeth Cline lives in the tin building on Capp St. designed by David Ireland in 1979. She and her husband run a performance space, The Lost Church, in the home. She is also a tailor, a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist No Pain, No Spain! Balenciaga at the de Young

No Pain, No Spain! Balenciaga at the de Young

I braved weather as inclement as any we ever have in these parts last Friday in order to attend the recent members preview for Balenciaga and Spain, the retrospective of Cristobal Balencia's body of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transgender Male Publisher/Photographer Amos Mac's Baggage

Transgender Male Publisher/Photographer Amos Mac's Baggage

Hey, I'm on the road right now with Amos Mac, photographer and publishing magnate. His groundbreaking 'zine Original Plumbing is a quarterly exploration of contemporary transmale culture, a mash-up of cheeky cheesecake portraits and personal…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Harmony Marie Corelitz: Wild Woman of the West

Harmony Marie Corelitz: Wild Woman of the West

By Michael Braithwaite I've been thinking a lot about "place" lately. Specifically, how a sense of place affects personal style. It seems fitting to begin at the beginning, or, as is the case is with the California, the beginning of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Al's Attire: My Tailor, Myself, My Custom Shoes

Al's Attire: My Tailor, Myself, My Custom Shoes

By Page McBee Al's Attire in North Beach is a custom tailoring and shoemaking shop, and the evidence of its commitment to old-world authenticity is everywhere. Handcrafted hats are stacked atop their boxes, shoe molds and fancy cobbler tools…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Common and Taylor Stitch Head to Valencia Street

The Common and Taylor Stitch Head to Valencia Street

By Leonardo Plass The Common, a retail-art-social space opened by Michael Armenta, Barrett Purdum, and Michael Maher, is moving to Valencia Street, just a few short steps from Four Barrel coffee. These guys have their own clothing line of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Love Meets the Factory in Fashion-Land

Love Meets the Factory in Fashion-Land

Fashion:1, Social Enterprise:1 Win-Win at The Factory in SOMABy Carrie Leilam Love I walked into The Factory on a sunny SOMA Sunday morning to find a spread of strawberries and mimosas on an industrial cutting table, a bolt of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist ADDICTED TO CRYSTAL: At Home with Babe Alert's Danielle Jackson

ADDICTED TO CRYSTAL: At Home with Babe Alert's Danielle Jackson

by Michelle Tea Firstly you might know Danielle Jackson from just walking around the Mission and having your eye caught by the foxy girl with the flamboyantly fantastic style. Sequins at noon, amazing glasses, a shit ton of jewelry,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Fantasy Is Better Than Reality

The Fantasy Is Better Than Reality

By Michael Braithwaite Voltaire once said, by way of his moralizing work Jeannot et Colin, that "All the ancient histories... are just fables that have been agreed upon." Except that the fables were only agreed upon by a select few,…
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