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Scott James: Grief Builds When a Life Is “Stolen”
Scott James: Grief Builds When a Life Is “Stolen”

Journalist learns first-hand how emotions intensify when a loved one is killed.

October 28, 2020

Five Books to Help Us Understand the Rise of Trump That Have Nothing to Do With Trump
Five Books to Help Us Understand the Rise of Trump That Have Nothing to Do With Trump

Scott James, author of "Trial by Fire," shares five books in his life

October 27, 2020

Coronavirus Economy Especially Harsh for Transgender People
Coronavirus Economy Especially Harsh for Transgender People

As the pandemic ravages the country, there are concerns that an already marginalized group will be further left behind.

June 16, 2020

The Castro’s Covid-19 Mural Extravaganza
The Castro’s Covid-19 Mural Extravaganza

When the pandemic hit San Francisco's iconic neighborhood, the response was a work of art.

June 10, 2020

From Homelessness to Donald Trump, This Art Group Takes on All
From Homelessness to Donald Trump, This Art Group Takes on All

Indecline, an activist collective, wants to grab headlines with an ambitious schedule of illegal public displays.

March 10, 2020

Dede Wilsey Asks the New Rich, ‘Why Don’t You Give Back?’
Dede Wilsey Asks the New Rich, ‘Why Don’t You Give Back?’

A member of one of the nation’s wealthiest families is a rare example of someone who speaks relatively openly about money.

November 6, 2019

Faith in a ‘Hidden Paycheck’ That Could Vanish for Good
Faith in a ‘Hidden Paycheck’ That Could Vanish for Good

Retirees across the country are feeling the effects of underfunded pensions from religious organizations.

September 12, 2019

Queer People of Color Led the L.G.B.T.Q. Charge, but Were Denied the Rewards
Queer People of Color Led the L.G.B.T.Q. Charge, but Were Denied the Rewards

Transgender people, drag queens and minorities played outsized roles at early milestones of the gay rights movement, but they haven’t received the benefits of the revolution they sparked.

June 22, 2019

What Was Your Stonewall? Pivotal L.G.B.T.Q. Moments Across the U.S.
What Was Your Stonewall? Pivotal L.G.B.T.Q. Moments Across the U.S.

The uprising at the Stonewall Inn in 1969 inspired a movement, but there were other early milestones in the struggle for gay rights.

June 18, 2019

Julian Schnabel’s Art on His Own Terms
Julian Schnabel’s Art on His Own Terms

An unusual exhibition of his new paintings, each 24 feet square, will be displayed outside for months at the Legion of Honor Museum.

March 14, 2019

Boomers Create a Surge in Luxury Care Communities
Boomers Create a Surge in Luxury Care Communities

These upscale communities offer a continuum of care from independent living to failing health, allowing people to age in one place.

December 14, 2018

Battle Over Immigration Rattles Community Colleges
Battle Over Immigration Rattles Community Colleges

Many programs to support undocumented students have existed for years, but there are new concerns amid the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.

August 2, 2018

Reaching Out to Younger Hearts and Minds About L.G.B.T.Q. People
Reaching Out to Younger Hearts and Minds About L.G.B.T.Q. People

Advocates see an opportunity to help prevent bigotry from taking root in children, but deciding the details has divided some communities.

June 19, 2018

To Find the Right Financial Adviser, ‘Do a Beauty Contest’
To Find the Right Financial Adviser, ‘Do a Beauty Contest’

Pick two companies, then divide up the money, hire both, and compare results. Then we’d know whom we could trust based on facts, not just feelings.

March 22, 2018

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