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03 Jul 2022

Four Reasons Not To Celebrate the Fourth of July

The fourth of July supposedly symbolizes freedom. It means liberty, self-governance. Independence from tyranny. July 4th is supposed to be fun, because living in America was supposed to be fun. The ruling fathers wove opulence into the foundational documents of this country. They killed and enslaved for extravagant wealth, for

Jake Warren 0
29 Jun 2022

PTSD: A Breakdown

Post- You might’ve pictured a grizzled veteran, head in his hands in a gloomy V.A. hospital on the outer edge of town. I know him well. He drinks more than he used to, enough for people to notice. The man is on medications that extinguish his sex life. He’s gained

Jake Warren 0
22 Jun 2022

Antidepressants: A Thank-You to My Drugs

BUPROPION (Wellbutrin), 300mg daily You’re such a slut but I like you that way. Everybody likes you that way. Magazines call you “the happy, skinny, sexy pill,” for that covetous sexual energy you bring back to the body. Why shouldn’t they? Like spring after winter you followed a fatty, flaccid

Jake Warren 0
20 May 2022

Beloved Oakland Restaurant Owner Killed in Front of Son

On Wednesday, May 18th, beloved co-owner of Filipino restaurant Lucky Three Seven, Jun Anabo(Jun Jun), was shot and killed in front of his Oakland restaurant. We learned via the Lucky Three Seven Facebook page that this happened while his 11-year old son stood close by. According to a friend, six

Katy Atchison 0
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

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 1
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.

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
08 Dec 2021

The Dark & Disturbing History of the St. Francis Hotel

The Westin St. Francis Hotel looms on the edge of Union Square, bearing silent witness to flocks of tourists and shoppers who likely know nothing of its history. Built in 1904, the St. Francis Hotel is now known to be one of the most haunted hotels in California. Many notable

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 1
19 Nov 2021

How to Talk About Vaccines with Your Anti-Vaxxer Family & Friends

There’s plenty to discuss over turkey and cranberry sauce this year, which makes this an important time to be the voice of reason amidst a sea of misinformation. Here’s how you can do that.

Sam Devine 0