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11 Dec 2017

An Amazing Night of Cheese Puns, Live Music & Grilled Cheese

This post is done in conjunction with The Melt. Wanna support an article on the site? Holler at Alex@BrokeAssStuart.com As you know, I teamed up with the fine folks at The Melt on Market Street and we did something incredible: The Greatest Grilled Cheese and Music Giveaway Ever! And the puns

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11 Dec 2017

Who Killed Oakland’s Electric Streetcars?

Progress isn’t always progress. When you sit in traffic tomorrow morning wondering how much it’ll cost to get your bashed-in rear window fixed, or how you’ll find a spot near work, just remember— it wasn’t always like this. The East Bay used to be the hub of a bustling, emission-free

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08 Dec 2017

Sanctuary Cities Aren’t the Cause of Violence, Guns Are

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column in the SF Examiner. It has been slightly modified for republication. On March 30, 1981, a mentally ill man named John Hinckley Jr. tried to kill President Ronald Reagan and instead put a bullet in Jim Brady’s head. After years of scuffling

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08 Dec 2017

How to Protest the Anti-Immigrant March in San Francisco

There is no doubt that the death of Kate Steinle was horrible and tragic. The sudden death of someone in the prime of their lives is always heartbreaking. But the way the Right has politicized it and used it as leverage to push their anti-immigrant agenda is sickening. I know

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08 Dec 2017

Fugue: The Immersive Performance that Wanders Through the Mission

fugue fyo͞oɡ (noun) (noun: fugue; plural noun: fugues) 1. MUSIC a contrapuntal composition in which a short melody or phrase (the subject) is introduced by one part and successively taken up by others and developed by interweaving the parts. 2. PSYCHIATRY a state or period of loss of awareness of one’s

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07 Dec 2017

We’re Sending You an Analog Party at Night at the Jewseum!

The party for the after-work crowd celebrates analog-Hanukkah! Delight in lo-fi charms from a pre-digital life: – Get busy with typewriters – Check out the dreidel light table – Do some cassette tape crafts – Take in the sound and light chamber with visuals from Mad Alchemy and Sound Bath with Gabrielle Ekedal –

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07 Dec 2017

It’s Art Grant Season in Cali

If you’re part of an arts organization or an artsy non-profit in California, then fire up your laptop and start huntin’ because the start of California’s art grant season is now open. As of December 5th you can now apply for 8 of the California Arts Council’s grant programs, with

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