media

18 Oct 2019

The Way the Media Handled “Joker” was Irresponsible

by Jonas Barnes This last weekend, I went and saw “Joker” in theaters. I’d been looking forward to this film since the announcement was made from director Todd Phillips that he had cast Joaquin Phoenix to done the iconic greasepaint of The Clown Prince of Crime. I was even more

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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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02 Nov 2017

SFist and Entire Gothamist Network have Shut Down

Oh wow. This is a really sad day for the world of local journalism. I just heard the news that SFist and the entire Gothamist network have shut down. Started in 2009, the Gothamist network was a collection of websites that break news about the cities they were in. There

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07 Aug 2017

I Need Your Help

It’s getting incredibly difficult and expensive to run this site and to be honest, I don’t really know what else to do. It seems every time we get big corporate sponsor for the site, readers get upset about it. And I get it, if it was up to me, I

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30 Mar 2012

Spring Book Sale All Weekend at Fort Mason

When was the last time you actually bought a book? Since most of us read our news, tweets and blogs online, some people feel books just add clutter to their lives and prefer to read off of their Kindle. However, some of us are old-fashioned and like to have an

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26 Nov 2011

Instant Watcher: Be a More Efficient Media Consumer

The sheer amount of media available stresses me out. It may not seem as big of a life issue as paying my rent, etc., but it is a very real stress in my life. I have so many shows and movies on my “to watch” list that I am overwhelmed.

Robin Hardwick - Cost-Conscious Connoisseur 0
07 Apr 2011

East Bay Unwrapped: Alameda Thriftin'

If you were swept out to sea, on what kind of island would you hope to seek refuge? A mysterious, tropical island filled with your hot travelmates, like in Lost? Gilligan’s Island? This crazy-ass cluster of islands for rich people? Well, my ideal sanctuary would be the Island of Alameda;

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