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The Top 10 Most Read BAS Articles of 2018

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Well, it’s that time of year. 2018 is finally almost over and we’re looking back at what a strange and demented year it was.

With that in mind I figured it would be a great moment to survey what articles you read most on this year. It’s always surprising what performed the best and what tickled your fancy the most.

All the articles listed were written in 2018. While there are some articles, like this one, that just perform like gangbusters because of the magic of google search engines, we’re not featuring them because they are from previous years. Also, I’m not including the voter guides since those are entirely different beasts. The articles below all came to you via social media, email blast, or god damn providence in 2018. Enjoy this bizarre trip down memory lane:

Entire Bar Staff of Phoenix Irish Bar Fired…Right Before St. Paddy’s Day

Fuck the owner of the Phoenix. Read the article right here.

Bissap Baobab Owner Arrested in Trump Crackdown on Legal Immigrants

So fucked up on so many levels. Read the article right here.

Alt-Right Frat Boys Descending on Oakland Tonight. Local Businesses Fighting Back

Fuck the proud boys. Read the article right here.

Landlord Shot, Daughter Killed by Tenant Facing Eviction

This was incredibly sad. Read the article right here.

Power Exchange Owner Has Gone Full MAGA-Proud Boy

This one was particularly odd. Read the article right here.

Swing Bomb SF Installed over 50 Swings All Over Town This Weekend

Finally something fun! Read the article right here.

Costumes on Haight is Closing

Luckily it didn’t end up closing! Read the article right here.

Farewell and Fuck You Michael Bauer

Who doesn’t like a good “fuck you” article? Read it right here.

Taggers Deface Art Made by a Robot in SF. Hilarity Ensues

Gotta love this kind of thing. Read the article right here.

10 Great San Francisco Burgers for $10 or Below

Dammit, now I’m hungry. Read the article right here.


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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.