Arts and Culture

17 Apr 2018

BAS Poetry: The Mortified Nation Edition

Imagine finding a high school love letter 20 years after you didn’t have the balls to send it. What would it say? Would you jump back into the same (most likely overly-angsty) emotions or find it funny? Would you be proud of teen you or just plain mortified? For Dave

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30 Sep 2014

Local Legend of The Week: Artist Jeremy Fish

Jeremy in front of his art.  Photo courtesy of writer/photographer Illyana Maisonet Jeremy Fish is an internationally known artist, North Beach resident, and may be appearing in Tim Burton’s next film ‘Big Eyes’ starring Amy Adams. We met at Café Trieste in North Beach, where a constant flow of neighbors, friends, and eccentrics stop

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 1
18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
10 Feb 2014

Dear Everyone: Shut Up About How Much LA Sucks*

*I’m talking to myself, too. Aloha, ladies and gentlemen. It’s been a while, I know, omg whatever, but I’m still in LA and it’s almost been a whole year – a thought that has this kind of effect on me where I’m like “Trippy, man” but also “Not-so-trippy, man” because everything

Chloe Newsom - Dive Bar Desperado 3
06 Sep 2013

CONFLUENCE: A Collection of Divergent Styles (the new show at Upper Playground)

It had been a while since I got my cultural rocks off so I stopped by the FIFTY24SF gallery last night for the opening of  CONFLUENCE and was pleasantly sated by the whole experience. Her by Zio Zigler What’s neat about this show is its diversity. Featuring 23 different artists, the

Stephen Jackson - In Therapy 0
25 Sep 2012

Get Cultured at Smithsonian’s National FREE Museum Day This Saturday

In my humble opinion, the best part about visiting This Nation’s Great Capital is all of the FREE Smithsonian museums that Washington, DC has going on.  Would I like to learn about everything from airplanes to the decorative arts?  Why yes, especially if I can do so for FREE!  Because

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
17 Apr 2012

Flaunt Your Intelligence (And Get FREE Drinks) at Nerd Jeopardy

Full disclosure:  I was on the quiz bowl team in high school.  Actually, I was captain of the quiz bowl team.  For four years.  Now that’s a Code Red Nerd Alert if I’ve ever seen one.  That being said, I have a soft spot for trivia, or any kind of

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
05 Mar 2012

After 1989: Race After Multiculturalism with Das Racist, Ego Trip Mag, Racialicious and More!

What better way to spend a Monday night than examining race and multiculturalism in the “politically correct” atmosphere of the 90s with a goldmine of cultural thinkers. Described as “part symposium, part late night talk show, part Youtube nostalgia-fest,” After 1989: Race After Multiculturalism is a five-part project brought to

Tiara Francis - NY Know-it-all 1