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20 Aug 2018

Your Cellphone Addiction is Making You Rude

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the San Francisco Examiner As decades pass, etiquette evolves. Many things that were once thought of as rude or improper are eventually considered casual. Similarly, things that were once considered polite, can become old-fashioned or stuffy. There was a time when

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17 Aug 2018

Everybody Gets an Aretha Franklin Shirt!

WANNA STAY UP ON ALL THE FREE SHIRTS WE GIVE OUT? MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE EMAIL LIST! Oh Aretha, we love you so much! Whether you’re 6 or 66, Aretha Franklin is the music of your youth. If you believe in god, then her

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15 Aug 2018

Trad’r Sam is my 2nd Favorite Tiki Bar in the World

The best tiki bar I’ve ever been to is Smith’s Union Bar in Honolulu’s Chinatown. It’s a shitty little tiki dive bar with even shittier karaoke. It’s also the oldest bar on the island. The night I was there it was is was full of Navy dudes, punk chicks, gay

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14 Aug 2018

The Hemlock Tavern is Permanently Closing

Word just came in that another long time favorite SF dive bar is closing forever. Not only that, the entire building is being torn down. BAS reader Tyler Harbaugh sent me a tweet that came from the Hemlock Tavern’s instagram account. As you can see below, there is no ambiguity.

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08 Aug 2018

How to Safely Intervene When Someone is Being Harassed

I got these tips from the American Friends Service Committee, a “Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.” These are tips that can help you safely intervene for any kind of harassment whether the person is a woman, queer, Muslim, a

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08 Aug 2018

The Government is Spying on You & this Law Could Help End It

Our new Tech Column was made possible by the fine folks at Mozilla Firefox.  The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.  And that’s why we love Firefox. By Shahid Buttar We live in a country so rhetorically

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03 Aug 2018

Democracy Dies Without a Thriving Media to Keep it Honest

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column in the San Francisco Examiner. Sometimes, I sit down to write my column knowing exactly what I’m going say. (The one about Salesforce Tower looking like a butt plug immediately comes to mind.) I was giddy when I began writing that column.

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