What is Broke-Ass Stuart?

Since 2007 BrokeAssStuart.com has been dedicated to bringing you the most important news, arts, culture, nightlife, and progressive activism in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Our goal is to amplify voices that may not always get heard and stick up for working people when no one else will.

Our contributing writers come from all walks of life. We prioritize publishing voices that reflect our diverse readership and we strive to bring vital information concerning housing, labor, and activism to the young, broke and beautiful. We write for busboys, poets, social workers, students, artists, musicians, magicians, mathematicians, maniacs, yodelers and everyone else out there who wants to enjoy life not as a rich person, but as a real person. Namely, we write for you.

Among our many accolades, BrokeAssStuart.com has been awarded the title of “Best Local Website” by SF Weekly, The SF Bay Guardian, and 48 Hills. Our Twitter was ranked one of the top 20 accounts in San Francisco.


Who is Stuart Schuffman?

Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appeared every Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner for over 6 years. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

TV Show

In 2011 IFC aired the Broke-Ass Stuart created show Young, Broke & Beautiful. Stuart got to travel the country in search of the weird and wonderful. Watch the first episode below and see the rest right here

books and zines





An Underground Legend

– The San Francisco Chronicle

An SF Cult Hero

– The San Francisco Bay Guardian

The Chief of Cheap

– Time Out New York

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