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10,000 mourn in Orlando, Florida.
16 Jun 2016

BAS PRIDE: Contigo and Pulso de Amor Continúa for Orlando Tonight & Sat.

My mother had called me this past Sunday morning to inform me of the incomprehensible horror we all woke up to: 49 people had been mowed down in a gay bar in Orlando, with 53 brutally injured. In the hours that followed, as I read updates and watched report after

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ths american hive
14 May 2016

CASA’s “This American Hive” and Ira Glass @ Lowell High School (TODAY & TOMORROW) 5/14 & 5/15

The Children’s After School Arts program at Rooftop Elementary has long been a jewel famous amongst San Franciscans, but when their annual production caught the attention of NPR’s Ira Glass last year, their challenging and radical productions depicting socio-economic challenges facing kids today started conversations in households across the nation.

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CASA's Buried Treasure
08 Jan 2016

Children’s After School Arts, featured in This American Life, on Display @ SOMArts

This town was once coined as the “cool, grey city of love” and yet, every day one wakes up to yet another action that would contradict that sentiment: a young man blown away by trigger happy police, waterlogged shanty towns under the freeway, a capricious mayor threatening to slash city

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illyanna
30 Dec 2015

Behind Broke-Ass Stuart: Illyanna Maisonet, Web Editor & Calendar

“It’s that squishy time of year. I thought it would be my little gift to my fellow editors to bring them forth from the shadows and introduce them to our readers. While Stuart is the face of the establishment, there are three other people that are the rear end of

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Open up.
04 Dec 2015

black_glitter_high_school_re_union at virgil’s sea room!! (12/5)

As we’ve often surmised before, a quick glance at San Francisco on any given day is essentially an inventory of things we’ve lost.  Sure, the legacy business closures and demolitions are reams long, but even longer and more crushing is the list of citizens expunged by either economic or even lethal force.

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One of the women of chilaquil.
24 Nov 2015

Dispatches From the Road: Getting Sloppy at Toms Leather Bar and la Esquina del Chilaquil

  My last day in the DF and, like so many mornings in this town, my eyes open to a criminal hangover. This cruda is beyond, and, suddenly, the cantina hopping and hanging in Toms Leather Bar until 4 am seem less legitimate without the strength of Ron Bacardi’s fortified

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El Panteón de San Gregorio.  Photo by Eduardo X. García
13 Nov 2015

Nite Owl: Noche de Muertos In the Foothills

The weather has been indecisive since the day I arrived and today is no different. Heavy oversaturated thunderheads lean on the craggy edges of El Mordor: Mexico City. I’m not sure if it’s lightning I see in the corner of my eye, or my espantos arriving uncharacteristically early. Still, no

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