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10 Dec 2019

Netflix and Kill: Brands Talking to Each Other Is Freaky AF

Not that any month is a sane month on the internet, but October 2018 was particularly ferocious. As Brett Kavanaugh’s inflammatory Supreme Court hearings tore the country asunder, a curious undercurrent developed, wherein other people with the name Brett Kavanaugh meekly raised their hands on Twitter as if to be

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10 Dec 2019

Why is Makeup and Beauty YouTube Dominated by Men?

by Amaya Oswald Youtube sensation Shane Dawson is decorating his beauty room. A few months ago, Shane didn’t know the difference between a moisturizer and a primer, and today, as he shuffles through his eyeshadow palettes sitting on a bathroom countertop in his large Hollywood home he bought last year

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09 Dec 2019

San Francisco’s Long, Passionate Affair with Carmen

For over 92 years Georges Bizet’s Carmen has carried on a great love affair with San Francisco.  Carmen made her debut with the San Francisco Opera in 1927 at the Civic Auditorium.  Over the decades, she’s continued to sing and seduce her way through some 192 performances in San Francisco,

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09 Dec 2019

The War on Clap: How the Allies Fought VD

by Xan Holbrook There’s a wonderful phrase that the idiot-savants at the British Army Rumour Service, or ARRSe, love to employ to describe something truly invincible. That term is squaddy proof. The thinking goes something like this: you can build something, spend billions testing it in civilian circles, and claim

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06 Dec 2019

Meet Scabby: Union Advocate, Revolutionary, Giant Disgusting Inflatable Rat

by Hannah Harkness Yesterday morning on my Twitter feed, a post from user @jaynooch popped up on my feed with a familiar sight for any city with organized labor: a giant inflatable cartoon rat with festering scab wounds on its stomach.  Scabby the rat is outside of wework today so

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06 Dec 2019

The Meditation Generation: Is it Really that Simple to Be Mindful

Meditation has been around for thousands, of years. Most people have a good grasp on what it is. You sit in a quiet space and focus on your breathing, shutting out all thoughts, worries and concerns. It’s something people around the world use to center themselves on tough days, but

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05 Dec 2019

SF’s Queen of Stained Glass: Kerbi Urbanowski

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights artists before they exhibit their work somewhere awesome or while they are doing so. It’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place. Meet Kerbi Urbanowksi, a San Franciscan who specializes in creating stained

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