california

polling-place
29 Oct 2014

For Your F*cking Information: Where to Vote

So, by this point, you’ve probably realized that this coming Election Day is gonna be kind of a thing.  It’s all everyone is talking about at work, it’s taken over your feed, your friends are slurring it into their murky old fashioneds, and just when you’ve thought you could escape…

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder 0
2014-02-06_1350
10 Feb 2014

Dear Everyone: Shut Up About How Much LA Sucks*

*I’m talking to myself, too. Aloha, ladies and gentlemen. It’s been a while, I know, omg whatever, but I’m still in LA and it’s almost been a whole year – a thought that has this kind of effect on me where I’m like “Trippy, man” but also “Not-so-trippy, man” because everything…

Chloe Newsom - Dive Bar Desperado 3
free-wedding-cake
05 Feb 2014

A Broke-Ass Wedding Reception: Merriment On A Budget…

Our outdoor ceremony was 15-minutes: my mom walked me down the aisle and gave me away because my dad sucks balls, rings exchanged, vows exchanged (I left vows upstairs and was forced to wing it), some bawling, Iron & Wine “Lion’s Mane”, two renditions of Erik Satie’s “Gymnopedia No. 1″,…

illyanna Maisonet - La Gorda 0
the-trouble-with-rich-friends
07 Sep 2012

The Trouble With Rich Friends

Dickens might have described my younger self as “a young gentleman with the particular misfortune of having been born bereft of any expectations at all.” On the other hand, all of my friends would have garnered expectations up the wazoo. You see, I grew up with rich kids and while…

Jules Owen - Wandering Wastrel 2
donate-your-old-shoes-at-athletas-in-uws
12 Mar 2012

Donate Your Old Shoes At Athletha’s in the UWS

Athletha is best known as a woman’s haven for clothes made specifically for workouts. The California-based fitness brand prides itself in designing feminine activewear for the athletic woman. Having opened two locations in New York City in 2011, Athletha offers FREE classes from time to time such as Pilates, Zumba,…

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
22 Jan 2015

LOVE NOTES AND OTHER DISASTERS ZINE

A brand new collection of Broke-Ass Stuart's writing made up of some of his most famous pieces and new things never before published.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
tacos
08 Feb 2012

Getting Stood Up at a Taco Truck

In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about love. The happiness, the longing gazes, the tender moments shared. And sometimes: the drama, the emotional rollercoaster ride, the letdowns. Almost everyone has been in an intense relationship with someone who is Simply Not Good For Them, including myself. Except,…

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
new-york-city-subway
18 Jan 2012

Celebrating Two Years in New York City: A Look Back at the Time I Got Punched on the Subway

Not to get all promote-y or anything, but in Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply in New York City (read it!), he compares NYC to a girl who you constantly chase, but is ultimately out of your league.  I totally get this statement, but for me, New York City is…

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 2