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Voices of “The Queer Youth of Today”

June 19, 2012
For the cover of our Queer Pride Issue, the Guardian rallied a group together to take some photos and ask them about their experiences...

Behind the scenes at Nick Waterhouse’s cover shoot

June 6, 2012
In this week's issue Landon Moblad profiles retro rock purveyor Nick Waterhouse. Here are a few audio clips from Nick's shoot at the Swedish...

Listen to Meklit Hadero and the sounds of Copperwire

May 4, 2012
In this week's issue, we talk to Bay favorite musician Meklit Hadero about her latest project, Copperwire -- a hip-hop space opera coming to...

Star search

Copperwire's Meklit Hadero waxes intergalactic about her new hip-hop space opera

In their words: Oakland locals from this week’s Guardian cover

April 10, 2012
This week, the Guardian examines the issue of whether San Francisco is experiencing a cultural and economic exodus to the East Bay, especially Oakland....

More wonders from David Hall’s ‘Beneath Cold Seas’

April 5, 2012
Shot in the Pacific Northwest and featured on the cover of the Guardian's Green Issue this week, David Hall's 'Beneath Cold Seas' is the...

Sea, here

GREEN ISSUE: A conversation with underwater explorer and photographer David Hall, author of Beneath Cold Seas

Texas highlights

Street performers, Jimmy Cliff, and organ-rattling beats at SXSW 2012

SXSW Music Day 4: Nneka, Balkan Beat Box, Jimmy Cliff

March 18, 2012
During my last day in Austin SXSW reached critical mass. This year St. Patrick's Day happened to coincide with the big Saturday blowout, and...

SXSW Music Day 3: Santigold, Hindi Zahra, Debo Band

March 17, 2012
My third day at South by Southwest kicked off with the big SPIN Magazine party at Stubb's. Best Coast was wrapping up their set...

SXSW Music Day 1: Mirel Wagner, Lila Downs, ZZ Ward

March 15, 2012
 I'm in Austin to blog the SXSW Music festival for the second year. With evening slates that usually have around 50 official showcases happening...

In their words: party people from the Guardian’s Club Action cover

February 29, 2012
Last week we got to photograph folks from several different corners of the Bay Area nightlife scene for Marke B's Club Action cover story....

There’s no crying in football…

January 20, 2012
It was the crying jag seen round the world. With seconds left in last Saturday's divisional playoff game 49ers tight end (and Guardian cover...

Occupy Art by Guardian cover illustrator Eric Drooker

January 19, 2012
This week's Guardian cover was illustrated by Eric Drooker. Drooker is best known for creating amazing paintings that have graced many a New Yorker...

In her words: SF Occupier Kelly

November 29, 2011
We spoke with Kelly at Occupy SF on Monday, November 21. Originally from Michigan, she stumbled upon the Occupy camp and has remained for...

In his words: SF Occupier Derek

November 25, 2011
We spoke with Derek at Occupy SF on Monday, November 21. He spoke about his Cherokee roots and how he feels like he's been...

In his words: SF Occupier Adam

November 23, 2011
Art director Mirissa Neff and photographer David Bornfriend had the chance to talk with Adam at Occupy SF on Monday, November 21. The recent...

Live Shots: The Guardian’s 45th Anniversary Happy Hour

November 9, 2011
On Thursday November 3rd the Guardian family descended upon Buck Tavern to toast 45 years of "Printing the News and Raising Hell." The cadre...

Mayor Lee’s budget deal

The final blueprint isn't as bad as it could be -- but some key issues are still remain unsettled

Behind the scenes on this week’s Guardian cover

May 11, 2011
Regular SF Bay Guardian photo contributor Matt Reamer pulled a fast one for this week's cover. Though the image seems to have been taken...

Dugan O’Neal talks about directing TV On The Radio’s “Will Do” video

A few years back Dugan O’Neal was featured in the Guardian’s SCENE magazine to highlight Two Renegade Cops, the retro 70s pulp TV series...

SXSW Music Diary wrapup

Four days spent chasing the dragon in Austin

SxSW Music Diary: Day 4

March 20, 2011
Last day in Austin. The hot daytime ticket was the MOG.com party at Mohawk. That meant getting there early and committing the entire afternoon......

SxSW Music Diary: Day 3

March 19, 2011
As we walked through downtown Austin we ran into Red and Green of Peelander-Z, the outrageously festooned Japanese punk band. They sweetly obliged a...