Starving students find new ways to cope

Mark D. sits in a crowded social services building in San Diego, lamenting the mistake of arriving at 4 p.m. – only an hour before the offices close. It’s an unusually muggy day and the air is made heavier by the sound of crying babies and the rising voices of disgruntled people waiting in a […]

‘Rogue nuns’ in drag mark 30 years of shock, charity

Sara Femme and Roxanna Roles are gathered at Kris Tall Mighty’s sunny house near the city’s Castro district. They’re almost like a group of excited high school girls getting ready for a prom, except they’re men in drag smoking cigarettes. The three “Sisters” were together recently preparing for the 30th anniversary of the Sisters of […]

Cashing in on Obama

Johnny Oliver was getting frustrated. A realtor and real estate consultant, Oliver was facing a financial crisis and the kind of ennui that’s become common among Bay Area residents. With nothing to sell and what he had not selling, Oliver enrolled in a graphic design class. Relinquishing himself to the powers of his computer, Oliver […]