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02 Apr 2019

America’s Cultural Paradox

By Harvey Rifkin The election of Trump in 2016 was not only about greed-driven economics for the wealthiest of Republican Americans, but really about a great cultural divide perceived by many working-class Republican Americans. Trump has done little to prop up economic life for working-class Americans, his tax cut went

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26 Mar 2019

The Smiling Irish of the SF St. Patrick’s Day Parade

All photos by Tony Shipp The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day parade was by far the biggest in San Francisco’s recent memory.  Regardless of Irish ancestry the cops, firefighters, Catholic school kids, politicians, unions, social clubs, and many more participated.  If you missed it, here’s a taste of what passed by,

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21 Mar 2019

Over 100 Drag Kings & Queens To Perform in Oakland

Via – Mama Celeste (aka Grey Tartaglione) The Bay Area Drag Festival is Coming Back to Oakland From Friday April 26th to Sunday April 28th, over one hundred drag kings, queens, and queer performers from the Bay Area and beyond will come together for the second annual Oaklash Drag Festival. Organized by

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19 Mar 2019

Growing up in San Francisco: A Middle Class, Catholic School Gal

By Adlyn South Donahan From the 1960’s to the early 2000’s, Catholic schools reigned top dog when it came to first choice education for the middle class. In San Francisco, every district had a Catholic school you could send your kid to. After K-8th grade, there were a plethora of

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14 Mar 2019

U.S. Ranks 45th in Countries Friendliest for LGBTQ Community to Travel to

The year is 2019, but the United States and many other countries are still having trouble with this concept. Of particular interest is the way LGBTQ discrimination is baked right into our culture and our laws. And now we can prove it — with numbers.

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08 Mar 2019

Little Boxes Theater Might be Hosting the Weirdest Shows in San Francisco

Guest post by Edna Mira Raia Literal sparks projected at someone’s bare ass, a crying cow in a tub of pink milk, nudists in an upside-down room, trampoline powder art, rope suspended angels, and girls eating noodles off of each other’s bodies – I’ve seen all this craziness sprout from

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07 Mar 2019

A Comedy Show that Interacts in Real Time with Tinder Matches, & it’s Hilarious

By Jonas Barnes Tinder is the undisputed king of online dating and comedian and author Lane Moore has managed to take this dating app and turn it into a live comedy show. In NYC, this is something that any producer should celebrate because comedy comes and goes here on a

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27 Feb 2019

Oakland’s Black Joy Parade Was a Crowning Success

By Tonya Shipp With the end of African-American History Month closing in, Sunday was a great day for the 2nd annual Black Joy Parade and celebration in Oakland. While there was a chill in the air, it was bright and sunny! Thousands attended and cheered the short but sweet parade

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