Alison Lewis - FastForward Interviews the Bay Area Cutting-Edge Designer

From Martha Stewart to MacGyver

SPOTLIGHT - November 2013

By Lauren Anderson, Sophie Barron, Erin Fernwood, Alexandra Kitze, Julia Kudler and Maddie O’Hara; from The Bay School, Branson, Marin Academy, Sir Francis Drake High and University High Schools

Image of Alison Lewis with a group of FastForward reporters Do you believe in fate? Do you believe that every person has one central calling? Alison Lewis, inventive fashion designer, does. “This is what I was supposed to do,” she said, in an interview with FastForward at her studio in San Francisco.

Nestled in a bright, bubblegum pink room, wearing a sparkling gold shirt like the true fashionista she is, Lewis is renowned for her ability to bridge the gap between art and science through her innovative and cutting-edge fashion designs made especially unique through the technology she incorporates within the clothing.

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Interview with Magician Jay Alexander

Living a Life of Magic

SPOTLIGHT - November 2013

By Gemma Calandra, C.C. Clark, Adam Epstein, Luca Evans, Dean Griffin, Spencer Hao, Sarah Knopf, Hawke Lenihan, Luke Rudy, Cole Summers, Sari Wisoff and Christine Watridge; from Bacich, Davidson Middle, Del Mar Middle, Kent Middle, Lycee Francais International de San Francisco, Marin Country Day School, Mill Valley Middle, San Domenico, St. Mark and St. Rita Schools

Image of Jay Alexander with a group of FastForward reporters What do you think of when you hear the word magic? Do you dream of knights and dragons, of Camelot and Merlin, of the never ending battle between the two great forces of good and evil, the fairies versus the witches and the prince rushing to save the princess with the help of some magical, all-powerful being? Do you picture the fantastic world of Harry Potter, the great Hogwarts castle, a blood-red Sorcerer’s Stone, which can grant immortality or vanquish a Dark Lord by the fandom-nicknamed “Golden Trio?” Or do you imagine magic in its true sense, a complex simplicity of hidden logic and crafty magicians bending reality with stupefying tricks of light and mind? This last category was the type of magic we experienced today.

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Gavin Newsom - Living in a Fishbowl

FastForward Reporters interview Gavin Newsom about his new book Citizenville

SPOTLIGHT - September 2013

By Kayla Augustine, Avani Bahl, Pierce Freeman, Matt Geffen, Victoria Gioia, John Hassen, Michaela Hebert, Jeremy Ivory-Chambers, Carissa Lee, Morgan Lorenz, Ethan McKeague, Sam Newsome, Olivia Malek, Rachel Metzger, Talia Rizzo, Christa Schmitt, Nicole Schmitt, Ethan Singleton, Lacey Slattery, Arthur Weschler, Mary Winnick, Burke Wynne and Wheeler Young; from The Bay School, Bayview of San Rafael, Branson, Davidson Middle, Marin Academy, Marin Catholic, Marin Horizon, Redwood High, San Domenico, Sir Francis Drake High, Saint Rita, White Hill Middle and Saint Ignatius College Preparatory Schools

Image of Gavin Newsom posed with a group of our FastForward reporters Positioned at the front of a room full of chairs and gazing eyes, he looked fully at ease, oozing a humble sort of confidence built over years of public experience. A cardboard image of his new book “Citizenville” appears in the background, where Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor and former mayor of San Francisco, sits down to discuss his new book and larger political opinions about technology, governing and what it means to be a citizen in this country.

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