Denise Sullivan

Sound and Vision: Professor Irwin Swirnoff makes radical cultural change

“I don’t think you can be an adjunct professor, a teacher, and…

Cicely Ann Hansen is a dedicated follower of fashion

“We’re in the busy season,” said vintage clothing expert and shopkeeper Cicely…

From Bernal to Pacific Heights, John Templeton tracks black lives

When asked if he’s comfortable being known as the official historian of…

Force majeure: Small, beautiful things are Rita Laforce’s raison d’etre

“I haven’t lived an exciting life, but I’ve had beautiful things to…

Spirited away: Tony Lioce takes pulse of the North Beach bar scene

“This is the neighborhood place,“ said North Beach bartender Tony Lioce of…

Parallel lives: Alejandro Murguía reanimates life of North Beach dancer Maclovia Ruiz

“Secret history has been the subject of my research for a long…

Slow Healer: Dr. Victoria Sweet sees medicine’s future in Laguna Honda’s past

“I love this place,” said Dr. Victoria Sweet, staring up at the…

Empanada Lady: Paula Tejeda cultivates appreciation of Chilean food and cinema

As a small business owner, Paula Tejeda has seen her share of…

Electric Man: Cultural navigator Hanson Lee charged by people power

“I just read ‘Season of the Witch,’ said Shanghai-born electrical contractor Hanson…

Heroic in the face of stigma

Mike Shriver has been living with HIV for 32 years. His diagnosis…

Daughter of the rising sun

It was the 50th anniversary of the Peace Plaza in Japantown and,…

Radio Activist

“It gets complicated when you’re Native,” said Mary Jean Robertson. “If you’re…

A Poet’s Principles

“My poems are a product of a complete life of resistance,” said…

The Art of Healing

“We’re entering a restricted area,” said muralist Marco Razo as we passed…

A Space to Speak Up

For years, the area surrounding the four-block greenbelt in the center of…

An Ever-Changing View

In 1963, prescient author and scholar James Baldwin declared that Bayview-Hunters Point…

What makes Amy run?

Who is Amy Farah Weiss and why is she running for mayor…