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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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14 Aug 2018

Moviepass Misery Continues as they Refuse to Let Customers Leave

Moviepass, perhaps the best thing that ever happened to movie fans since buttered popcorn and reclinable chairs, has officially taken a psychotic Cathy Bates level turn, and is refusing to let its customers leave. Customers who have canceled their Moviepass subscriptions in the past month have been getting an email explaining

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14 Aug 2018

Ghost Ship trial looms but justice may not be served

For families and friends of the 36 Ghost Ship Fire victims, the road to justice has been long and fraught with disappointment. A surprise ruling made Friday tipped the scale and offered those grieving a small sigh of relief, but that relief may be short-lived. Here, we dig into the

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13 Aug 2018

Rambling Hooker Makes Clever Cartoons About Life as a Sex Worker

Welcome to Brain-Throbs & Blow Jobs, a brand-new column that will be highlighting the great minds and perspectives of Bay Area sex workers through interviews and photo portraits. This time around we focus on the Rambling Hooker. When sex workers are represented on TV, in the movies or in the

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10 Aug 2018

World’s First Floating Halfpipe and Art Show

Many great mashups have happened throughout the years; Jay-Z and Linkin Park, peanut butter and jelly, frisbee and golf, you know, disc golf. Well, not all combos are the greatest but who wouldn’t love some extreme sports like vert skateboarding and BMX  AND an art show…. on a boat. Yes,

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10 Aug 2018

All the News You Missed This Week + Ways to Get Weird

Sorry for the delay in this week’s news wrap, but without further ado, here’s your week of California burning, Berkeley’s weekend rally and fallout, courtroom updates and some weird shit to do with Burners on your day off. Berkeley rally: public versus the police The result of Sunday’s much anticipated

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