“Vodka & Limelight” is a coming of age, fictitious memoir comprised of short stories that offer an inside look at the glamorous—and often unglamorous—Castro night scene. Beyond the entertaining stories lie a poignant look at life told from Yuri’s perspective. See how bartending gave Yuri a voice and drove him
There will be Strip Dreidel. Yup you read that right…well there should be. I don’t recall if it worked out last year, but I’m really gonna push for it this year. Heeb or not, you are cordially invited to spend Christmas in the company of the “chosen” people…chosen to be
There will be Strip Dreidel. Yup you read that right…well there should be. It didn’t work out last year, but I’m really gonna push for it this year. Heeb or not, you are cordially invited to spend Christmas in the company of the “chosen” people…chosen to be alienated and bored
Over the past few years I’ve watched as San Francisco has been pulled out from under us and sold to the highest bidder. And I’m fed up and heartbroken. San Francisco is for everyone, not just the wealthy elite, and this is why I’ve decided to run for mayor....
A Jew after my own heart, Linda Ellia has made an art of defacing relics of Nazism. In 2005 Ellia came across a French translation of Hitler’s infamous memoir Mein Kampf (which means ‘œOur Struggle’ in English). Holding the thick manifesto in her hands, she felt an immediate visceral response
I don’t like Christmas. There, I said it. To some, that may be the disdainful equivalent of hating puppies or ice cream, but the thing is, I wasn’t one of those Jewish kids raised to simply refrain from the celebration, I was raised to be suspicious of it. While some
Being Jewish means celebrating Christmas by not celebrating it. Almost all Jews I know have some kind of tradition that stems from being left out during Happy Birthday Baby Jesus Day. For example in my family we go to the amazingly delicious Phuong Trang on Convoy in San Diego and
It stands to reason that, considering the trajectory of my life, there’s a very good chance that I’m gonna be an old, broke, Jew in the future. In fact, maybe I’ll make stickers that say, “You are old, broke and senile.” Because of this, it’s in my best interest to help