Sam Devine

15 Mar 2018

Post-Apocalyptic San Francisco Sci-Fi: Part Four

Part Four Fancy Pants So I go up to Deska’s house. As a council member she gets to live in one of the old houses. It’s not made from scraps of cloth, driftwood, and piled stone, not like most of the city. It’s real timber with real windows, not just

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20 Feb 2018

NYC VS SF: Who Has the Better Parks, Beaches, & Outdoor Bars

By Sam Devine & Jesse McGrath Sam Devine is a writer living in San Francisco, Jesse McGrath is a writer living in New York City, and this is their argument… It’s the endless argument: which city is better — NY or SF? People reading that statement on opposite ends of the

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12 Feb 2018

Gonzo Journalism at the SF Beer Week Opening Gala

The 10th Annual SF Beer Week Opening Gala could only be properly covered in that most inebriated style of American journalism. Friday night is returning slowly, hazy as an East Coast IPA, unfiltered, lingering on the palette. The artist drew vaginas on napkins and sold them to lesbians. “I’m making

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26 Jan 2018

Fiction: Sci-Fi set in SF After the Apocalypse, Part 2

Carlos Zephyrson (Or How Rock and Roll Survived The Apocalypse) Chapter Two Zephyros Returns (Click here to start at Chapter One)   The doc leaves me alone in that cold-ass room in that damn ridiculous dress. Strange lights are hummin’ in the ceiling and the faucet’s drippin’. I hear people

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10 Jan 2018

Fiction: Sci-Fi set in SF After the Apocalypse

Carlos Zephyrson (Or How Rock and Roll Survived The Apocalypse) Chapter One The Crash So, I’m at the sawbone’s and I’m tryin’ tah ‘splain muhself tah the doc ‘bout how I got all hipshot an everything. They got me in a cold ass room with green walls, brown cab’nets and

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19 Dec 2017

Bars with the Best Mac & Cheese in SF

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM It’s a pretty simple formula: a shot and a beer plus mac and cheese equals happy human. It doesn’t take much, really. Add to that some good scenery, perhaps a sportsball game on the ole

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05 Dec 2017

Black Lies, Half-truths and Prussian Blues Opened at the YBCA

You’re in a small, brown, clapboard cabin, or possibly the hold of a ship. There are twisting passageways of bookshelves lined with sugarcoated classics and newspapers covered in blackness — redacted or perhaps burnt. Meanwhile the teachings of Jesus and other religious materials sit unmolested. Reflective plastic sheets bounce distorted,

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28 Nov 2017

The Man Breaking Down Language Barriers in SF Restaurants

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! We’re sitting in a green room full of plants, lit by natural light in the northern region of Aztlan. Well, today it’s called the Mission District of San Francisco, but this spot

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