This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the SF Examiner. As I look out my window, I see it stretching toward the heavens. The large glass windows are filling in, reflecting the fog and the Bay. At night, it’s illuminated like a beacon, screaming, “I am the symbol
There is a new iPhone going on sale today, for no better reason than it is September and Apple puts out a new iPhone every September. But people, you should not buy the new iPhone 8 just because there is a new iPhone 8. Oh, I’m sure you’ll just die
Thanks to hypergentrification and mass displacement, we can now add ‘extreme commuting’ to the essential lexicon of Bay Area inequality. And we need to start using it in sentences more often. Because ‘extreme commuting’ helps to define a broken city, where high-paid workers and their wealthy bosses occupy the former homes of displaced SF workers and commute to Silicon Valley via gratis luxury buses that pick them up within blocks of their front door
Elon Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ project is s high-speed ‘train’ that hopes to eventually replace America’s old (and extremely slow) rail system. Initially Musk talked about the Hyperloop trains going 700 MPH, and getting passengers from LA to SF in under 30 minutes. But currently the train cars in his ‘test tube’
July in San Francisco is famous for being full of fog, wind, and tourists from Wisconsin buying several ‘I Heart SF‘ windbreakers while huddling together for warmth in a Peet’s Coffee. If you’ve lived in San Francisco long, you may have noticed that the last two summers have been surprisingly…not freezing cold. I live
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By Lucie Duffort Bring La Victrola Back to Burning Man, 2017! Donate Here It’s July now. In under two months there will be swarms of people leaving the city for a desert in Nevada. Burning Man means a ton of things to a ton of people, a chance to go full