The Bold Italic

The Bold Italic is an online magazine owned by Medium that celebrates the character and free-wheeling spirit of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

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The Bold Italic Editors

We’re the editing team behind The Bold Italic, an online magazine celebrating the free-wheeling spirit of San Francisco.

Nicole Karlis

Freelance writer & journalist. Read my work at

Clara Hogan

Editor in Chief of The Bold Italic

Andrew Chamings

English screenwriter, producer and writer in California. Senior Editor at @thebolditalic. Also in Vice, The Atlantic and the SF Chronicle.

Eunice Park

assistant managing editor @medium

Fiona Lee

Writer, editor, and content strategist. Powered by tea. Formerly: Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Beijing. Now San Francisco.

Samantha Durbin

Writer. Mother. Contributing editor @thebolditalic. Plus, writing a memoir circa ’96 called Rave Princess.

Alex Vikmanis

Director, Editorial Operations @ Medium


Latest Posts

TBI’s 5 Best: Hidden Waterways in San Francisco

Where creeks used to thrive, and what still remains

How I Accidentally Became a Fetish Model

Inside the world of giantess fetishism

My Zero-Waste Challenge: One Day With One Kid

It’s easier to be a zero-waster in the Bay than you might think

San Francisco’s New Generation of Rock

Snapshots of a thriving scene many were ready to declare dead

Eleven Tips for Dating a Tech Bro

Prepare for awkward silences

Carving Out Spaces for Artists of Color

As Oakland gentrifies, are there still creative spaces that celebrate diversity?

Sip and Shop: European-Style Wine Bars Are Taking Over San Francisco

These new wine spots are both restaurant and retail

The Seven People You’ll Meet at a San Francisco Gym

Your workout clothing—or lack thereof—says a lot about you

Why Aren’t There More Hot Dogs in San Francisco?

Compared to hot-dog-crazy cities like L.A. and NYC, SF falls short


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