I fell in love with a man 20 years my senior. Then, I became his "son."
As someone who's lived in both cities, I can tell you that they both suck.
I took this job to escape loneliness, to give myself something to do, but I find myself more alone than ever.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) prevents HIV infections in HIV negative people through a continuous daily regimen of Truvada. Truvada is an antiretroviral medication that blocks the enzymes that HIV needs to "infect" a person.
We met with city supervisor David Campos, who recently introduced legislation to create a 45-day moratorium on new market-rate housing in the Mission.
That sort of brutal violence is just "part of doing time," one former federal prisoner says.
In my search for a date, I had only two requirements: Do you enjoy wrestling enough to watch it for hours with a strange woman? Do you have a pulse?
For 15 years, San Francisco cops have had just one officer on the mental health beat, leaving her to conduct an uphill battle on the fringe of America's dire healthcare system.
I spoke to the San Francisco animator about internal conflicts and modern relationships.
2015's GDC provided reassurance that the games industry isn't wholly comprised of Total Chodes™.
For $25, you too can take a tour of the porn studio, its creepy sex dungeons, and impressive dildo stock rooms.
John Roberts documented the Bay Area's pre-AIDS, post-Hippie era, but until recently he thought all of his photos had been lost forever.
In the dog-eat-dog world of San Francisco, everyone's letting their inner pup out with the latest wave of "human canine" parties and clubs.
A selection from Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert's recent trip to the Bay Area.
There's gang violence on the same street corners where gentrifiers are paying thousands of dollars in rent.
Vollmann has joined the mujahideen in Afghanistan, smoked crack with prostitutes, and even became an FBI Unabomber suspect. Now, he's taken on a different type of exploration through his female alter-ego at the Steven Wolf Fine Art gallery.
Can a couple of $2,500-a-year social clubs help mitigate the tech industry's notorious whiteness and maleness? Probably not, but at least some millionaires seem to know there's a problem.
I went on a trip to San Francisco's Hell in the Armory, an "an adult-themed haunted house" in the basement of the world's largest porn mansion.
A potentially drunk tour guide in San Francisco regaled German tourists with her numerous gripes with the Chinese people living in her city. Fortunately for us, someone filmed it.
For years, the city has failed to look after its mentally ill population, and too often this results in cops having to deal with situations they don't have training in.
After several high-profile incidents of drivers attacking their passengers, critics are saying that the ridesharing companies skimp on background checks.
Games and novelties aside, there are simply fewer and fewer areas of daily life that remain to be "disrupted" by utopian-minded Silicon Valley geeks. The golden age of the app may be coming to an end.
If you haven't seen the work of San Francisco-based artist Justin Hager you are quite frankly missing the fuck out. His illustrations are an amusing mix of celebrity culture and word play that might appear silly at first but will have you lurking through…
This is the last in a four-part series on housing the substantial homeless population in San Francisco. Randy showed us what it's like living in the margins of America's most overpriced city.