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14 Jan 2020

Oakland Beer Bar Selling Micro Loans to the Community

A company called the SMBX, which dubs itself “the world’s first Small Business Bond marketplace”, quietly opened for business, and quickly helped the beloved San Francisco-based knife shop Bernal Cutlery raise $140,000 to fund its expansion.

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14 Jan 2020

As If You Know – Otessa Moshfegh

Ottessa Moshfegh, the author of four books and her fifth Death in Her Hands coming in April 2020, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and a fiction finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, spoke on Monday at City Arts and Lectures. The air

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14 Jan 2020

Giant East Bay Ranch May Become California’s Next State Park

Bay Area legislators have been urging the governor to snap it up before someone else does.

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14 Jan 2020

How Drag Pageants Have Changed! The 1990’s to the Digital Now

By Eddie Jen The last time I competed in a drag pageant, it was in the nineteen hundreds. The very late nineteen hundreds. And on my third try, I won the tiara. Afterward, one of the contestants stabbed me in the shoulder. OK, she pricked me. But it was intentional. That’s the

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13 Jan 2020

No One Does Scandal like the Religious Right

by Xan Holbrook When Werner Herzog said that Los Angeles had the most substance out of any city on Earth, he talked of the mass of contradictions that comes in a city which “manufactures dreams.” This sentiment, grand as it already is, hints at a larger truth (or series of

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13 Jan 2020

We Need to Support Female Directors if Hollywood Won’t

by Jonas Barnes It’s awards season! You know what that means, right? It means our television and computer screens will be covered in a bukkake of celebrity news for the foreseeable future up until the big show! It also means that we will be reminded of films in 2019 that

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13 Jan 2020

Trump Represents All That’s Flawed with America…but There’s Hope For Change

Well, it’s been three years. Three whole years since the Divided States of America inaugurated the sorriest excuse for a human many of us have ever witnessed.

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