Paolo Bicchieri

30 Apr 2024

Two San Francisco College Encampments Join Call for Ceasefire

There’s a thin bit of cord that surrounds a smattering of tents and people, older and younger alike, while the sound of hammers pounding tent nails rings in the air. A soccer ball goes back and forth between campers wearing keffiyehs and a Palestinian flag whips in the evening wind.

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25 Mar 2024

On Leaving San Francisco and Pure Verb

At the end of a long run, sometimes it feels good to take a spin around the block, just to feel the muscles in my thighs move around a little more, to kick out my legs in the last vestiges of a runner’s high. I’ll do the same thing at

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27 Jan 2024

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally

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A place.
18 Mar 2024

Have Y’all Ever Been to Corbin Place?

In Stairway Walks in San Francisco, author Adah Bakalinsky writes there are more than 600 stairways throughout the Baghdad by the Bay. It’s writer Gary Kamiya who pens love letters to some of these wondrous joys, such as the Filbert Steps between Telegraph Hill Place and Sansome Streets. The Pemberton Steps

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A person.
18 Mar 2024

Bay Area Protesters Ask for Financial Relief

There are many legitimate points to be made about seeking solutions to societal problems through spending money, yet until the dawn of that dollar-free day there also many legitimate ways to funnel resources to those in need with whatever dough one can spare. In that spirit, the Bay Area finds

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Person and bombs.
11 Mar 2024

Dune 2 Is The Movie The U.S. Deserves

When the United States carpet bombed Northern Cambodia, an area Henry Kissinger determined was wise to hit so as to destabilize shipping routs for Vietnamese militants, the country inadvertently gave birth to the Khmer Rouge. Historian Greg Grandin, as documented in The Good Die Young: The Verdict on Henry Kissinger, writes that

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A person.
04 Mar 2024

Why This Comic Book Memoir About a Trans Runner Is for Everyone

There are some artists who really seem to do it all, and Mylo Choy is one of them. Choy, who uses they/them pronouns, is a true multi-hyphenate, performing music across the country and training as a long-distance runner. But visual art was always there, drawing as one of their earliest

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Two people.
04 Mar 2024

Meet The East Bay Operation Sending Literal Tons of Books Into Prisons

It’s as distressing a time on the planet as ever, a one-sided war blasting historic communities in Gaza to smithereens with United States tax dollars funding the whole thing. There are storms blowing the Bay Area sideways, more common and destructive thanks to climate change, and an ever-increasing wealth gap

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A bridge.
26 Feb 2024

Have Y’all Ever Been to Cavallo Point?

So many of San Francisco’s natural treasures are free-to-access, such as the whimsical Pemberton Steps running through the center of the city and the Bay’s own hidden Mount Olympus. Yet there are some leisures that are for the big, bold, and brassy, the pleasures for the ritzy and luxe. Just

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