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12 Sep 2016

The 7 Types of Football Fans You’ll Party with this Season

Ah yes, football season is almost upon us. It’s that special time of year where bets are placed blindly on guessing which teams will make the Super Bowl, jerseys are called up from the disabled list (the drawer where you keep your “seasonal clothing”), and fantasy teams are cobbled together with players ranging from “Hell yeah!” to “Ah hell, I’m stuck with this guy since Jeremy got the QB I wanted.” Some people call this part of the year preseason; to real football fanatics, though, it’s called “Jesus Christ, is it September 5th yet?”

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25 Sep 2015

To the People You’ve Seen Around for Years, But Never Actually Talked To

This piece originally appeared on The Bold Italic in October of 2013.  The awesome illustrations were done by John Leguizamo Reno calls itself the “Biggest Little City in the World.” That’s bullshit. Anyone who’s lived in San Francisco knows that that’s a title that should be wedged between “Baghdad by the Bay” and “The

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24 Aug 2015

San Francisco is Slowly Shifting Away From Being Our Neverland

We always refer to San Francisco as Neverland. But as more and more Peters and Wendys and Lost Boys and Tinker Bells are pushed out of the city, I wonder if we can continue with this fantasy.

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08 Jul 2015

Living in San Francisco Means…(Redux for 2015)

Living in San Francisco means being torn apart. It means having people you love get evicted. Seeing cultural institutions replaced by trendy cocktail bars. Moving to this city for a job in technology and getting vilified for being the reason for higher rents, even though you can barely afford your own.

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22 Jun 2015

The Bold Italic to Reopen Without Any Original Staff

image from kqed Earlier this morning The Bold Italic announced that it would be reopening in San Francisco. This is exciting considering what a blow to the Bay Area media landscape it was when TBI closed in April. The curious thing is that it appears not a single of TBI’s

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18 May 2015

How to Survive a San Francisco Break-Up

This originally appeared on The Bold Italic on March 14th, 2012. The brilliant artwork for this was done by Heather Tompkins. I’m currently sleeping on my cousins’ couch in the Castro. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. I’m sleeping on a couch that was mine, and in my apartment until recently, when my girlfriend

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27 Apr 2015

Living in San Francisco Means…

This piece was the first thing I did that ever went viral. I originally wrote it for The Bold Italic. SF has changed a lot since I first put this out. Illustrations by the incredible Wendy MacNaughton, Design by the brilliant Wes Mitchell. This originally appeared in May, 2011 LIVING IN SAN

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