Invading Afghanistan Remains a Historically Bad Idea
by Xan Holbrook It’s approaching cliche among historians and history buffs to say that Afghanistan is unconquerable. However, its reputation as the toughest nut to crack in geo-politics – from the Parthian Empire until now – is not meritless. For most Americans, Afghanistan first permeated the national psyche during the
Britain Invented Narco-Diplomacy
by Xan Holbrook In the words of Vito Corleone, Drugs are a dirty business. Who can disagree, even when spoken by a pretentious hood? What isn’t so well appreciated is the way in which drugs and political power are so closely interlinked. The often-parroted Marxist misquote about faith is a
The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!
Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the
How Booze Helped Britain Conquer a Quarter of the World
by Xan Holbrook As a people, we Britons are stereotyped according to our drinking habits. This usually falls into the twee joshing about tea, as Americans love to remind us with teeth-grinding regularity. However, it is no exaggeration to say that the British love of alcohol is fabric-of-the-nation stuff. But,
Win Tickets To The Ting Tings @ Regency Ballroom!
The Ting Tings are a indie-pop-electro British musical duo. They formed in December 2007 while based at Islington Mill Studios inSalford, Greater Manchester. Thursday, March 26 @ 7PM | Regency Ballroom | Tickets can be purchased here
Win tickets to Simian Mobile Disco @ Mezzanine!
Saturday, September 27 @ MEZZANINE & LIGHTS DOWN LOW Present: Simian Mobile Disco | PERFORMING WHORL Tickets: $25 | 21+
Win Tickets To See A Sneek Peak Of The Film: PRIDE
You are invited to win tickets to catch a sneak peak of the film PRIDE , at the Embarcadero Center on Tuesay, September 16 @ 7:30PM. Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike,