Local Legends

11 May 2015

An Artist You Should Know: Joshua Coffy

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights local artists before they exhibit their work somewhere awesome, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place.  Meet artist Joshua Coffy, the ‘gifting king of San Francisco’ Sometimes a little inspiration is all we need.

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07 May 2015

Topless Dancing Was Legalized 50 Years Ago Today in San Francisco

50 years ago on this very date, famed exotic dancer Carol Doda was found not guilty on charges of indecency and lewd conduct for the act of dancing topless at the Condor Club in North Beach. On May 7, 1965, a jury of 8 men and 4 women submitted their

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30 Apr 2015

Remembering when San Francisco was ‘the Porn Capital of America’

LA and the San Fernando Valley didn’t used to be the capital of the porn industry. It used to be San Francisco, back when porn movies were real movies shot on real film and shown in, well, “real” theaters. San Francisco was the first city in the US to show

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20 Apr 2015

A Guide to the Alternative Communities and Subcultures Started in San Francsico

Some people run away to join the circus. Others run away to San Francisco. Those of us who live here know it’s actually the same thing.

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03 Mar 2015

Femsplaining: a Safe Space for Women Online

After a few weeks of chasing I was finally able to catch the brains behind the new lady-centric website Femsplain. Amber Gordon is leading the charge for a site that is for women by women and just wrapping a successful Kickstarter for the site. Femsplain creates a safe environment for

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26 Feb 2015

Art Activist, Gallerist & Co-Creator of Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz: Local Legend Cheryl Haines

(photo credit for-site.org) Cheryl Haines is the curator, gallerist, and executive director responsible for putting the work of China’s most famous artist, inside of America’s most famous prison on Alcatraz Island.  Her project with the artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been visited by some 500,000 people since it began in the fall

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09 Dec 2014

Renegade Art Critic, SFAI Professor & Local Legend Mark Van Proyen

We here at BrokeAssStuart.com like to show love to the people who make cities like San Francisco and New York special. That’s why we’re doing a series called Local Legend of the Week. This is our chance to hip you to some of the strange, brilliant, and unique folks who populate

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