Lydia Sviatoslavsky

05 Jan 2022

Silicon Valley’s Scapegoat: Theranos Fraudster Elizabeth Holmes Faces Guilty Verdict

“This is what happens when you work to change things,” Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes said in a CNBC TV interview in 2015. “First they think you’re crazy, then they fight you, and then all of a sudden you change the world.” Once hailed as the “world’s youngest self-made female billionaire,”

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29 Dec 2021

Band You Should Know: Sour Widows

Was your Spotify Wrapped less than flattering this year?  I suggest you add a new band to the rotation.  Sour Widows is Bay Area-based bedroom rock, enriched by elements of folk, shoegaze, and grunge. Composed of childhood friends Maia Sinaiko, Susanna Thomson, and Max Edelman, the group’s longstanding history proves

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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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22 Dec 2021

SFPD Solves Cold Case 43 Years After the Murder of 15 Year-Old Marissa Harvey

“Marissa was a very special, very different, little girl,” said Marissa’s adoptive mother, Marguerite Schultz, in the wake of Marissa’s murder.  Marissa Rolf Harvey was 15 years old when she was found murdered in Sutro Heights Park, San Francisco in 1978. She had been sexually assaulted, strangled, and left in

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22 Dec 2021

Local Writers Honor the Life of SF Chronicle Cartoonist Don Asmussen

If you’ve cracked a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle in the last 20 years, you’ve probably been graced by the sharp wit of Don Asmussen.  Asmussen’s comics were featured in Time and The New Yorker before he was hired by the San Francisco Examiner editor Phil Bronstein in 1995.

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15 Dec 2021

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange May Face Extradition to the U.S.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continues to be punished for his pursuit of transparency. Last Friday, the British High Court ruled in favor of America’s request to extradite Assange from the UK to the U.S. on espionage charges. This ruling overturned a January 2021 ruling that barred Assange from extradition due

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15 Dec 2021

Seeking Work in Silicon Valley? This Nonprofit Offers Free Training In Tech

In 2016, Larry Apke attended a ProMatch networking meeting for people seeking work in Silicon Valley. As he surveyed the crowded room, what he saw moved him immensely. “I was touched by two things,” recalled Apke. “First, many looked very shocked and confused. For many, it had been some time

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15 Dec 2021

From Protest to Puke: The Debasement of SantaCon

For those who don’t participate, SantaCon is an annual spectacle, mildly disorienting and mostly foul. If you’ve ever seen a cluster of self-saboteurs in Santa costumes collectively heaving over a gutter or stumbling about in a daze, you’ve likely been privy to the awe-inspiring merriment of SantaCon.  As a writer

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08 Dec 2021

YEAR OF THE SPIDER: An Interview with Shannon & the Clams

Although Shannon and the Clams’ new album was completed shortly before COVID-19 seized the globe, it wasn’t forged free of tumult. In 2019, Shannon Shaw, the Clams’ magnetic front woman, was driven from her Oakland apartment by a persistent peeping tom. Later, on the eve of the Clams’ tour with

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