politics

27 Oct 2017

How the Internet has Killed Civility

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the SF Examiner. It was originally about 2016 but rings just as true for 2017.   If 2017 and I were Facebook friends, I would’ve blocked it months ago. If it could text me, I’d change my number. If we were

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24 Oct 2017

On A Personality Scale of 1 to Trump. What are you?

By Victor Varnado I put people into one of 4 categories. I created these delineations after working for years at my job as a documentary filmmaker and a reality show producer. Part of my duties is to interview all kinds of people. I’ve pulled facts from men cheating on their

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11 Sep 2017

BAS POETRY: TRUMPHANT HAIKUS

Broke-Ass Stuart is now accepting poetry submissions to be featured in the BAS Poetry: Arts & Culture column. Written & curated by Corinne Avganim. When I started this column, it was in reaction to an overwhelm of post election feelings. I knew I wasn’t alone and wanted to create a sense of

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01 Aug 2017

BAS POETRY: APOCALYPE BY TAYLOR MELLIGAN

Broke-Ass Stuart is now accepting poetry submissions to be featured in the BAS Poetry: Arts & Culture column. Written & curated by Corinne Avganim. Last week was weird. An IRL Soprano was appointed and dismissed as our country’s Director of Communications. The New York Subway System experienced its own mini apocalypse. And

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20 Jul 2017

Cries of Trump Supporters are Real, But….

The calls, concerns, and frustrations of Trump supporters are genuine. Unfortunately, the elected savior for fixing these problems was an abysmal choice. Trump said all the right things to a group of people who were in fear, marginalization, and hopelessness

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17 Jul 2017

We wanna send you to the Van Jones and Roc Nation We Rise Tour!

Van Jones & Roc Nation are proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership and nationwide event tour: WE RISE TOUR powered by #LoveArmy. WE RISE will bring an array of artists, athletes, thought leaders and local leaders to cities across the country this summer. Van Jones, a renowned activist, CNN commentator

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05 Jul 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Read Trump’s Transcripts Instead of Watching Him

By Hannah Harkness  I’m what people call a Luddite. I’m shitty with technology. I’m not a snob who thinks not watching TV makes you better than other people, it’s just really not my thing. I genuinely don’t remember the last time I had a working TV and my laptops have

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