culture

16 Jun 2017

5 reasons to love Bloomsday

It’s Bloomsday. The anniversary of a writer’s first date with his future wife, written into literary history as the day in which the story of perhaps the most important modern novel in the English language takes place: the 16th of June 1904. Weird people around the world are going to

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07 Jun 2017

BAS Poetry: Virgin America

Broke-Ass Stuart is now accepting poetry submissions to be featured in the BAS Poetry: Arts & Culture column. Written & curated by Corinne Avganim. Okay, this is bizarre. In an older post, I mentioned how BAS Poetry has turned my inbox into a treasure trove of pleasant surprises. The latest gem – an email from a

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28 Jul 2014

With all the Changes Going On, Who Will be Around to Write San Francisco’s Love Letter?

I love reading about this beloved city, San Francisco. I delve into its history, imbue myself with its charm, its culture, allow myself to be childishly enchanted by its fairy dust. It’s an assuring embrace offering security that my willing submission to my depth of love for this city is

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14 Jun 2013

Libraries, Galleries, and Hostels: The Broke-Ass Traveler’s Sanctuaries in Italy

Photo by Leigh Cuen Italy is not a cheap place to travel. Expensive culinary delights call out to pedestrians like sirens. Italy’s famous museums are costly and offer the crowded feeling of Disneyland or a zoo. Visitors are herded past masterpieces in lines, which often snake around corners and out

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20 Sep 2011

WTF Is Bachata? Find out on Tuesdays!

What is bachata? Great question, my friends! We’ll talk about what I learned later. But first I must tell you that you can see for yourself Tuesdays at Bissap Baobab Village, where $8 will get you a class and the dance party after. If you decide to skip the class

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24 Jul 2010

Good Times at the Ginza Bazaar

I often forget how much I love Japantown. It’s a completely understated neighborhood that offers amazing food, unique shopping and hidden gems that are often lost in its ‘œsomewhere in the middle’ location of San Francisco. I am grateful for any legit excuse to head that direction, and such an

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