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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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04 Dec 2019

Thank God for Schlock: Exploitation Films with Christian Financiers

by Xan Holbrook One recurring treat (among many) for the Bill Hicks fan is his theatrical disdain and revulsion for drug prohibition. Such a passionate hatred proved an excellent vehicle to showcase his near mastery of prose and rhetoric. In one of my favorite bits, he inverted the stifled, crusty

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03 Dec 2019

When is it Okay to Start Playing Christmas Music?

by Kate Brunotts If you’re anything like me, you adore Christmas. The abundance of food, presence of family and mass consumerism; something about it is equally charming and awful. Nevertheless, the child in me always gets a kick out of the holiday season, particularly the music that comes with it.

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02 Dec 2019

The Best Waterproof Mascaras for Constantly Crying Seasonal Depressives

by Laurie Riihimaki ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, or should I say tears? For some, this time of year can be heavy with seasonal depression brought on by toxic family get-togethers, dreaded semester finals, literally darker days, and holiday weight brought on by grandma’s famous pecan pie and mac

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26 Nov 2019

America Ruined the Temperance Movement

by Xan Holbrook The Mafia are a disgrace to our species. The true stories of the Mafia – of people too inept to handle laundry, too mediocre to hold someone’s hand or kiss a cheek, yet so brutal as to pull the richest nation’s strings – are at once horrifying,

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25 Nov 2019

Don’t Dismiss Doja Cat for Her Sexuality

by Willem Frankenfort With her sophomore album, Hot Pink, Amala Zandile Dlamini is poised to be the next big name in hip hop. You may know her better by her stage name, Doja Cat. She came to the attention of the public at large in 2018 with her viral video,

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21 Nov 2019

The Carefully Calculated World of K-Pop

by Kate Brunotts In October of this year, global superstars BTS broke another world record by becoming the fastest account to gain 1 million followers on the social platform TikTok. It took the group well under 4 hours. Clearly, K-Pop groups have taken the world by storm and amassed an

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