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07 Oct 2014

Local Legend of the Week: Author Michelle Tea

We here at BrokeAssStuart.com like to show love to the people who make cities like San Francisco and New York special. That’s why we’re doing a series called Local Legend of the Week. This is our chance to hip you to some of the strange, brilliant, and unique folks who populate

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30 Sep 2014

Local Legend of The Week: Artist Jeremy Fish

Jeremy in front of his art.  Photo courtesy of writer/photographer Illyana Maisonet Jeremy Fish is an internationally known artist, North Beach resident, and may be appearing in Tim Burton’s next film ‘Big Eyes’ starring Amy Adams. We met at Café Trieste in North Beach, where a constant flow of neighbors, friends, and eccentrics stop

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12 Apr 2021

Broke-Ass Stuart is Looking for a New Arts & Events Editor

Broke-Ass Stuart has been at the center of the events and arts scene in the Bay Area for over 15 years. And right now we are looking to bring on a new editor to focus on events as the world begins to open back up. This is a cool opportunity since events will be taking

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22 Sep 2014

Local Legend of the Week: Paul Madonna, Creator of SF Chronicle Series ‘All Over Coffee’

Paul Madonna writes and draws the weekly series All Over Coffee, which is published in the San Francisco Chronicle, He is the author of two books, All Over Coffee (City Lights 2007), and Everything is its own reward (City Lights 2011), which won the NCBR Recognition Award for Best Book in 2011.  The man has a gift for

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12 Sep 2014

Apple Stops ‘Thinking Different’ and Starts ‘Thinking Bigger’ with iPhone 6

“Bigger than bigger” is Apple’s new iPhone 6 slogan. One can almost hear a bro-programmer say “That’s like…BIGGER SQUARED!  BIGGER to the fourth power…BRO!” But when calmer heads prevail we see a play on words, ie “bigger” in terms of literal size “my Hummer is bigger than your Prius” and then there’s conceptually “bigger”

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08 Sep 2014

I Set Up My OKCupid Profile, as a Dog: The Responses Were Pretty Hilarious.

Last February I started an OKCupid profile as a chocolate labrador named ‘Waffles’. The profile was received with mixed reviews. Some said I was an innovator, some said I was a fraud, some wanted to scratch behind my ears, but OKCupid said “One or more of your photos was flagged

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18 Aug 2014

Local Legend of the Week: Burning Man Founder & Billboard Liberator – John Law

We here at BrokeAssStuart.com like to show love to the people who make cities like San Francisco and New York special. That’s why we’re doing a series called Local Legend of the Week. This is our chance to hip you to some of the strange, brilliant, and unique folks who populate these towns and give them the character that people from around the world have come to love.

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11 Aug 2014

Local Legend of the Week: Burning Man Founder & Host to The SF Cacophony Society, P Segal

We here at BrokeAssStuart.com like to show love to the people who make cities like San Francisco and New York special. That’s why we’ve begun doing a new series called Local Legend of the Week. This is our chance to hip you to some of the strange, brilliant, and unique folks

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30 Jul 2014

Why Art Incubators, Not Tech Incubators, Might be Just the Thing San Francisco Needs

The bay area has managed to invest zillions in tech incubators and engineering talent, but what about investing in the artistic talent that makes our city unique, creative, and interesting?  Once upon a time this city nourished the likes of Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jack London & the Dead Kennedys.  But

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