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The dancers are from Smuin Contemporary Ballet Company

Two people wearing face masks dancing on a stage on a street.
Two people wearing face masks dancing on a stage on a street.
Photo: Gabrielle Lurie/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

The Bay Snapshot is a new TBI series that showcases the current mood of the Bay Area in one picture. If you have a picture or tip for a future post in the series, email us or DM us on Twitter or Instagram.

San Francisco, in normal times, is home to world-class performances, ranging from Broadway plays to opera and the symphony. …


Where to find information on candidates and measures

Low-angle shot of San Francisco City Hall, with a “vote today” sign in the foreground.
Low-angle shot of San Francisco City Hall, with a “vote today” sign in the foreground.
Photo: Jason Doiy/Getty Images

Filling out a California ballot is never an easy task, with its endless state, county, and city measures for you to weigh in on — all on top of choosing the candidate you want for various levels of office.

If you’re in the middle of filling out your ballot — or prepping to vote in person — endless voter guides are out there to help explain what ballot initiatives mean and who supports them as well as what certain candidates stand for.

But because there are so many guides, it’s hard to know which one to turn to. Instead of adding our own to the mix, we have rounded up the best voter guides already out there for Bay Area voters, including both those that are strictly nonpartisan and those that are partisan (and may align with your values). …


Mask Envy

The mask you didn’t know you needed but definitely do

A person with green hair in a sidebun wearing a black mask with black fringe that hangs nearly to their collarbone.
A person with green hair in a sidebun wearing a black mask with black fringe that hangs nearly to their collarbone.
Photo: Carlee Daniel

This story is part of our new series Mask Envy, where we showcase San Franciscans’ creativity and take a look at some of the coolest masks spotted around the city. Have a look you want to submit? Email info@thebolditalic.com.

After we rolled out the first article in our new Mask Envy series, The Bold Italic illustrator Nicole Album sent me a message suggesting that I check out the masks by San Franciscan Carlee Daniel. So I headed over to Carlee’s Instagram, and there it was in all its glory: a fringe mask. Yes, yes, all the yes.

In the photo that caught my eye first, I saw Carlee, with a backdrop of plants, in a snakeskin top and green hair—and wearing a black fringe mask reminiscent of a flapper dress. I loved the look, and seeing San Francisco creativity coming out in the middle of a pandemic has been one a few things giving me life. …

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