San Francisco

What It’s Like Riding Along With a Valet Driver at a San Francisco Strip Club

What It’s Like Riding Along With a Valet Driver at a San Francisco Strip Club

Rian Dundon

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The Washington Post. Photographer Rian Dundon documented his time parking cars for a strip club.

To Help the Homeless, Offer Shelter That Allows Deep Sleep

To Help the Homeless, Offer Shelter That Allows Deep Sleep

Lori Teresa Yearwood

FEATURES

Co-published with San Francisco Chronicle. Sleep deprivation haunts unhoused people, worsening the trauma that sometimes caused their unsheltered situations in the first place.

MeToo's Hidden Activists? Working-Class Women

MeToo's Hidden Activists? Working-Class Women

Alissa Quart

CULTURE

Co-published with The Guardian. Janitors and fast-food workers, not celebrities, are ground zero of the MeToo movement. Time to shift the focus to them.

For Two Immigrant Artists, American Dream is Uncertain

For Two Immigrant Artists, American Dream is Uncertain

Leighton Woodhouse & Armando Aparicio

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with KQED. What would our local arts communities look like without DACA? 

Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

Alissa Quart

NEWS | FEATURE

Co-published with The Nation. For the ride-share company, teacher/drivers are both a marketing coup and an exploitable labor force.

What Happens When LGBT People Are Priced Out of the Neighborhood?

What Happens When LGBT People Are Priced Out of the Neighborhood?

Katherine Stewart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The AdvocateThe LGBT men and women who helped establish the modern identities of cities like San Francisco and Philadelphia are getting pushed out.

Inequality Has Gotten So Bad That We’re Offshoring Our Grandparents

Inequality Has Gotten So Bad That We’re Offshoring Our Grandparents

Katherine Stewart

FEATURES | NEWS

Co-published with The Nation. Americans can’t afford to retire in the United States, so many are moving south of the border, trading one form of inequity for another.

Zen and the Art of Uber Driving

Zen and the Art of Uber Driving

John Koopman

NEWS | ESSAY

Co-published with Fast Company's Co.Exist with additional support from Capital & Main. I used to write for a newspaper. Now I'm an Uber driver: "Thanks to Uber, I am not poor. I am just ... nobody."

At Larkin Street

At Larkin Street

Preston Gannaway/GRAIN

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with California Sunday. Forty-eight percent of San Francisco’s homeless youth are LGBTQ. Many find their way to the city’s largest youth homeless shelter.

 

Soccer on the Street

Soccer on the Street

Preston Gannaway

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with ESPNThe story of a transgender woman and her soccer team, composed of other homeless people. The team helps its members fight isolation and bring visibility to their struggle.