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04 Jun 2021

People in San Francisco Work Too Much. It Wasn’t Always This Way.

In 2010, when I moved into my current home and at least ten years after San Francisco had sold its soul to the devil, there were two old-time commercial tenants on my block. One was an awesome gallery in an old stable building, the other was a metal-working shop of

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07 May 2021

San Francisco’s Long History of Catastrophic Sinkholes

We all hope that the pandemic is starting to loosen its grip on San Francisco. As it does, and we emerge, blinking, into the light, we will be presented with the obvious question: what existential threat should occupy our minds now? I would like to propose that we spend our

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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26 Mar 2021

San Francisco’s Sharp and Subversive Public Art

I went to Entwined recently, an installation in Golden Gate Park that answers the pressing question, “What would it look like if b-roll from Avatar was rendered in 8-bit?” It led me to think about what more public art could do to confront the public and ask questions that might

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26 Feb 2021

3 San Franciscans Who Died in Bizarre Ways

There has been an onslaught of articles in the press recently claiming that there is an exodus from San Francisco, a gold rush in reverse, as it were. While I’m skeptical that this trend is real, those articles seem to neglect the unique character and trailblazing nature of San Franciscans.

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05 Feb 2021

I Joined a Cult on Zoom So You Wouldn’t Have to

After a hypnotic two minutes spent waiting for the loading wheel on zoom, our host came into view. He was a diminutive man, dressed like Johnny Carson doing one of his Carnac the Magnificent bits, although he was sitting in what seemed to be the brightly-lit office of a mobile

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22 Jan 2021

With All This Empty Commercial Space, Maybe it’s Time to Start Squatting

With the money running out and the uncertainty of the eviction moratoriums, I’m sure many San Francisco renters are wondering where they will go when it all comes crashing down. Those with a good grasp of history will find inspiration from the past, and in San Francisco, that past is

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15 Jan 2021

This Stretch of Freeway Was Actually Given a “Most Beautiful Bridge” Award

There is a beautiful bridge in San Francisco. No, not that one, although it is popular. The orange color is distinctive and the higher toll gives it an aura of exclusivity. I’m talking about the beauty at the corner of Brannan Street and 13th Street/Division. The winner of the 1953

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