When it comes to keeping tradition alive, renowned San Francisco artist Rene Yañez and his son Rio prefer an unconventional approach: They celebrate death.
Protesters in the Mission District rallied on Oct. 4 to mark the one-year anniversary of the fight against a proposed market-rate development at the 16th Street BART plaza, an area where the Mission’s low-income and homeless have found sanctuary for many years. Activists and locals fear that the project at 1979 Mission Street threatens to displace the neighborhood’s historically working-class and minority residents.
Over the last two weeks, the international community has been bombarded with striking images from Venezuela. Those ubiquitous figures embodying our era—young protesters confronting the iron clad repression of an unpopular government—seem to have sprung up in Venezuela.