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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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09 Dec 2019

Is L.A. Now Cooler Than San Francisco?

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column in the SF Examiner Los Angeles is the world’s biggest high school. Celebrities function as the “popular kids” and like high school, much of the social life is designed around being in the same place as them with the hope of being

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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

The Writers Grotto Celebrates 25 Years in San Francisco

Via – Connie Hale  The Writers Grotto Celebrates 25 Years in San Francisco and Announces New Initiatives for the Next 25 In a city that once stood for art and literature and subversive expression, where it’s become freakishly difficult for all artists to survive, the Writers Grotto remains a champion

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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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05 Dec 2019

SF’s Tuesday Siren Will Just Play Fart Noises Now

The San Francisco Tuesday noon warning siren has been in use since World War II, when the west coast was nervous about an attack from the Imperial Japanese navy and airforce.  San Francisco Bay was a major hub for the US Navy’s Pacific fleet, districts like Treasure Island and Hunters

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