As the founder of Oakland’s Hoodslam, Sam Khandaghabadi, a.k.a. the Dark Sheik, performed for years in the wild underground wrestling show with its mix of hyper-masculinity and makeup. Then she came out as a trans woman, and life changed forever — both inside the ring and out.
SF neighborhoods have long resisted corporate chains. So why is this New York City powerhouse getting a hero’s welcome in Cow Hollow?
Cultural touchstones for one generation are just a bunch of rocks for another. Here’s a glossary of terms courtesy Sally Field, N.W.A. and one of the best newspaper headlines in the last century.