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05 Dec 2019

Say Whatever the F*** You Want About Barron Trump

Constitutional Law expert Pamela Karlan spoke to the House Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment-related hearing yesterday. Since then, the country has been thrown into frenzied discussion over her remarks regarding the conduct of the President: Everything I know about our Constitution and its values, and my review of the evidentiary record,

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04 Dec 2019

Wishing the Tuesday Siren a Two-Year Farewell

The San Francisco Tuesday noon siren has been a thing since World War II, when people were ready to hit the bomb shelters at any given moment. In years since, the slightly obnoxious noise has become part of the city’s fabric in the same way locals learn to love all

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04 Dec 2019

Breaking Down the East Bay “Style”

By Brian Scott Fashion is an art in itself that varies by location, culture, tradition, belief, weather and even time. Simply, how we go about our daily lives plays a role in our fashion sense. Where we live dictates quite a bit about how we live and what we look

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04 Dec 2019

Thank God for Schlock: Exploitation Films with Christian Financiers

by Xan Holbrook One recurring treat (among many) for the Bill Hicks fan is his theatrical disdain and revulsion for drug prohibition. Such a passionate hatred proved an excellent vehicle to showcase his near mastery of prose and rhetoric. In one of my favorite bits, he inverted the stifled, crusty

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27 Nov 2019

Animals Rights Activists Take On Oakland Whole Foods

Animal rights activists with Direct Action Everywhere are out at Whole Foods on Bay Place in Oakland Wednesday to remind customers that the company may not be as wholesome as they claim. The group began a 24-hour fast as the protest began at noon in an effort to bring attention

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27 Nov 2019

I Went to an Oakland Homeless Community to Say Hello. This Is What I Found.

By Thomas Johnson I consider myself to be lucky, even though I’ve been homeless plenty of times in my life. We didn’t really call it “homeless” back in the late 70s and 80s — we were just “outdoors.” The apartment I have now, I got because of who I knew.

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26 Nov 2019

Shameless SF Promoter uses Cultural Appropriation for ‘Thanksgiving Party’

A club in North Beach called ‘Carbon‘, is using a bikini-clad blonde lady in a native headdress to promote their pre-thanksgiving party.  Their Eventbrite and facebook event pages say things like: “This time around the theme is Thanksgiving Pre Party!!!   Free tequila Patron and Aguardiente shots before 11:00pm!” Obviously, there

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25 Nov 2019

Have Yourself A “Black Christmas” (Or Other Weird December Films)

Want to minimize treacly films from your cinematic December?  Cinemagoers in the S.F. Bay Area craving more offbeat fare are in luck.  This month offers both the new edition of a genre film festival from the S.F. Independent Film Festival folks as well as a twisted Christmas slasher tale from

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