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22 Jan 2018

LA Women’s March: SoCal Sisterhood Shows Up Big Ways to Support Political Change

Guest post by Breanna Reeves  Approximately one year into Donald Trump’s presidency, the 2nd annual Women’s March emphasized the importance of voting by encouraging attendees to take their power to the polls. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti estimated that 500,000 attendees showed up in support of women’s rights, intersectionality and

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17 Jan 2018

A Transplant’s Take on Oakland Cuisine

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM Guest writer: Amanda McDowell Growing up in the South, life revolves around eating. Between backyard barbecues and rainy days watching the Food Network, there has been no shortage of southern cuisine in my life. Because

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16 Jan 2018

Hip Hop is Everywhere in Oakland

Hip hop is everywhere in Oakland. The city literally oozes soul. Locals have opportunities to see known artists at big venues or get in on one of the many (cheap) annual festivals. One of the most evolved of these is

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16 Jan 2018

The #Givemuffins Movement is Back in San Francisco

By Jacob “Muffin Man” Kaufman Hey there loyal Broke-Ass-a-Teers!  It’s your old friend the Muffin Man! I know you’re broke, but you’re also beautiful, and you love helping those in need. With that in mind, National Muffin Day is coming up on Sunday, January 28th!  On National Muffin Day, I invite everybody to bake muffins and give them

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09 Jan 2018

Why Have We Stopped Talking About Gun Laws?

After Vegas, the regular rhetoric and politicking that follows in the wake of mass shootings faded remarkably quickly, especially considering that this shooting is the largest in history.

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09 Jan 2018

The Homeless Shooing, Crime Fighting, Robots in San Francisco

By Benjamin Steele The new brutalist future is here, and it’s coming in the form of ‘robot sentries’.  I would have expected to start an article about cruelty to homeless people by talking about a big law firm, tech company, or some sort of mustachioed villain petting a robotic cat. But

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05 Jan 2018

How to Talk to Women Without Harassing Them

How to Talk to Women Without Harassing Them: Guidelines for Well-Intentioned Men Guest post by Genie Carter Recently, I was at Powell station looking up the Muni and Bart times on my phone and trying to quickly figure out which one to take home, and a man came up to

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