A Christmas Story

02 Apr 2014

Parada 22: The Puerto Rican Pop-Up in The Mission

Parada 22 is a brick and mortar in the Upper Haight that neighbors its cousin, Cha Cha Cha.  And cousins they are, literally, for Cha Cha Cha (and Boogaloos) is owned by restaurateur Philip Belber who is a cousin of Parada 22 owner, Gloria Pinette.  For the last six months,

illyannam 1
20 Dec 2011

The Broke-Ass Christmas Spirit

With less than a week before Christmas, I’m sitting at home and watching the animated version of  Dr. Suess’ “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”. If you know the story then you’re well aware that the Grinch goes on to steal all of the gifts from the residents of Whoville. Expecting

Enrique Grijalva - Mr. Minimum Wage 0
05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

BAS Editorial Team 5
03 Dec 2011

Broke-Ass Pop Culture: “Scrooged”

The holiday season is upon us… which means you can’t swing a half eaten candy cane without poking a Salvation Army bell jangler (that’s what they’re called, right?). And while there is no shortage of snowflakes, Santas and gingerbread in the streets, there is no better (or worse) place to

Quincey Trigillo - Judicious Journalist 0
13 May 2010

Free Dirt This Saturday at Bang Out

In A Christmas Story, the class groans when Miss Shields announces they will be writing on a theme, but Ralphie’s imagination hits a fever pitch.  Amick Boone and Kevin Hobson understand that excitement, and just like Miss Shields, like to hand out themes regularly to an assortment of writers to

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
24 Apr 2009

Broke-Ass Porn: Vintage Smut

Titillation from yesteryear, my friends. The days when Sodom by the Bay was known for its everyman’s mud and brew.  Crisp, dry, cool and golden joy juice flowing like a geyser on the slopes of Potrero.  Enchanting neon goblet!  Like that “soft glow of electric sex” Jean Shepard wrote of. Where

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0