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Colorful Photos of 70s Bay Area Punks Partying, Posing, and Passed Out

Photographer Jim Jocoy's newest book shows a brightly colored and seldom-shown side to the punk scene.


San Francisco May Soon Have the World's First Transgender Cultural District

The announcement comes after tension between activists and housing developers set to build luxury condos in a historically trans-friendly neighbourhood.


Iconic Photos from San Francisco's 70s Punk Scene

Photographer Michael Jang captured the Sex Pistols' final performance and other groundbreaking moments as the Bay Area punk scene exploded in the 1970s.


The Photographer Who Documented the Early Days of LSD-Fuelled Psychedelia

We talked to Lawrence Schiller, whose photographs of the counterculture movement inspired Tom Wolfe, about how the new text offers the "full picture of set and setting".


I Talked Hundreds of People Out of Jumping Off the Golden Gate Bridge

"When I first found out this was part of the beat, I was angry. I had no training in this."


The Trippy Life of the LSD Manufacturer Who ‘Helped Create the 60s’

Augustus Owsley Stanley III not only created the Grateful Dead's "Wall of Sound" and inspired the band's dancing bear iconography, but also crafted the drugs that sparked the "spirit of that era."


My Landlord Mom Refuses to Cash in on San Francisco's Insane Housing Market

In San Francisco's shitstorm of a housing market, the landlords who purchased homes before prices exploded now have the opportunity to cash in.


Meet the Guy Paying €350 to Live in a Literal Wooden Box Inside Someone Else's Apartment

In true San Francisco spirit, Peter Berkowitz is already turning the idea into a startup.


Revisiting the First Virtual Reality Wedding

Monika and Hugh Jo's "wedding in cyberspace" was a punchline for over a decade. Today they regret nothing.


The Strange Tale of 'Shrimp Boy,' the Old-School Chinatown Gangster Being Sent Back to Prison

After being convicted of 162 charges, the scion of a bygone era in organized crime—whom I got to know as he did time in a San Francisco jail—could be done for good.


The Modern-Day 'Taxi Driver'

My Life Driving an Uber Cab as an Iraq War Veteran with PTSD


'Status Update' Captures the Evolution of the Bay Area

Gathered by curators Pete Brook and Rian Dundon in partnership with Catchlight, the work of 14 photographers documents the many facets of the region.