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24 Jan 2020

SF Politicians Aren’t as Progressive as the Rest of the Nation Thinks

Guest post by: Ian Firstenberg On January 23 San Francisco Mayor London Breed endorsed former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg for president. While this came as somewhat of a shock to local media and obsessive media consumers, it echoes a centrist policy of perceived pragmatism coming from the Bay Area. This

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22 Jan 2020

Berkeley Might Sanction a Homeless Tent Camp

By Nicholas Palmer The city of Berkeley is desperate to find shelter for homeless residents. During the Tuesday City Council meeting, members voted 7-0 to set up an “emergency shelter,” floating the idea of a 120-tent homeless camp under University Avenue bridge at Fourth Street. The city has made some

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22 Jan 2020

Lennon Studios Is Being Sold for Millions

By Nicholas Palmer You can buy a lot of things with millions of dollars, but no amount of money can replace magic that’s discovered, fought for, bled over and perfected inside the padded walls of a music rehearsal space. What Lennon Studios has been to local maestros of pitch and

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21 Jan 2020

4 Years Into Comedy, Amber Rollo has Already Confronted Weinstein & Written an Album

by Jonas Barnes Recently, I sat down with my friend and fellow comedian Amber Rollo to talk about her upcoming album recording, her week of headline performances at The Creek and The Cave, and what it’s like to be known for telling Harvey Weinstein to go fuck himself straight to

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19 Jan 2020

12 Sh*tty Behaviors to Conveniently Excuse With Astrology

by Laurie Riihimaki There’s no denying that we can all be shitty humans once in a while. Sometimes we lie about why we can’t make it to work.  Sometimes we cheat on our lovers with a hottie at a bar. Sometimes we steal a lipstick from a friend because NARS

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19 Jan 2020

It’s Weird if You Love The Royal Family but Hate Trump

by Terence James It says a great deal that Facebook, pressured from all angles to add a dislike function to status updates, instead installed a range of reactions which includes Wow, Angry and Upset. On one hand, it’s a move that plays into the hands of corporate interests like Cambridge

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19 Jan 2020

The Real-Life Diamond Industry is a Corrupt Sham Too

by Kate Brunotts Everyone seems to be talking about the Safdie brothers’ latest film “Uncut Gems” and how it was overwhelmingly snubbed in the 2020 Oscar nominations. The film, notably starring Adam Sandler in a non-comedic role, follows the chaotic life of a fictional player in 2012’s New York Diamond

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17 Jan 2020

If You’re Against Moms 4 Housing You’re on the Wrong Side of History

By Sunny Dell The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday chose to carry out the eviction of mothers with a presence as though they were ready to invade a small country. There was a violence to the moment disproportionate to the purpose.  Spokesperson Ray Kelly publicly claimed in post-operation press conference

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