Stuart Schuffman


Stuart Schuffman, aka 'Broke-Ass Stuart', is an author, journalist, and social justice activist. He founded this site in 2007, as a platform for community expression and local news dedicated to working class people. He also has a weekly column, Broke-Ass City, which appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner.

Alex Mak

Managing Editor & Community Outreach

Alex is managing editor and co-owner of this experiment. He's best known for his local news coverage and interviews with community members. He's got degrees in philosophy (public policy) and in cultural anthropology. He loves art, artists, restaurants, satire, travel, nightlife, and the Bay Area.

Katy Atchison

Associate Editor

Katy is a blend of all that is The Bay Area - she's an artist, web designer at a tech-company, and DIY teacher. She is a true local native - having been raised in The Bay Area since the age of 3. While other kids were attending summer camp & soccer practice, she was raised selling wares at craft shows with her working artist parents and spent vacations in a small 1920s Montana log cabin. This has all given her a unique perspective on the ever-changing texture of San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area.

Jerushalem Fend

Events Editor

Jerushalem Fend is a visual artist and writer who has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999. Creating visual and performance art under the pseudonym 'Jerucifer,' they are known for their queer passion, signature goth style, and dedication to their communities. They understand personally how important art is for drawing people together, and they plan to use this platform to uplift voices and events in support of alternative and marginalized folks. When they aren’t co-directing photoshoots or supporting their local drag shows, Jeru can be found performing acts of kindness and charity with their fellow Satanists.

Stephen Torres

SF Political Columnist

Stephen writes the BAS Voter Guides and is a Board Member of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club. He has written for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7.

Amiee Kushner

Director of Finance and Operations

Amiee specializes in Small business and non-profits. All aspects of company formation, including government filings, financial management, hiring and HR. Office and procedural re-organization. LLC and 501c(3) accounting procedures.

Peter Wong

Film Columnist

Peter writes about the Bay Area film scene with an emphasis on independent films, festivals, and filmmakers for BAS. His film review work also appears regularly in Beyond Chron.

Abraham Woodliff

Associate Editor

Abraham Woodliff is an Oakland-based writer, editor and digital content creator known for Bay Area Memes, a local meme page that has amassed nearly 200k followers. His work has appeared in SFGATE, The Bold Italic and of course, His book of short stories, personal essays and poetry entitled Don't Drown on Dry Ground will be available early 2022.

Jake Warren

Associate Editor

A Potawatomi nonfiction writer and Tenderloin resident possessing an Indigenous perspective on sexuality and a fascination with etymological nuance. Queer decolonial leftist, cannabis industry affiliate, seasoned raver, and unofficial earthquake authority.

Vijay Prakash

Lead Web Developer

Professional Full stack Web designer and Web developer with more than 10+ yrs of vast expertise, with great special love for LAMP, MEAN stacks & WordPress.

Lydia Sviatoslavsky

Contributing Writer

Lydia Sviatoslavsky covers culture and curiosities for Bay City News and Broke-Ass Stuart. She publishes artist interviews and experimental writing at You can find her on Instagram at @rot_thought.



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Att. Daniel Wayne

Tenant Law Contributor

Daniel is a Tenant's Rights Attorney, and a contributing columnist to BAS since 2015. He writes about Eviction defense, tenant harrassment, and fields questions from the community about their housing situations.

Joe Kukura

News Contributor

Joe has written for SF Weekly, Sfist, and Thrillist. He covers news, nightlife and the service industry in the Bay Area.