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22 Sep 2014

The Secret History of Sign Painters Screening at New York’s Type Directors Club

After watching Sign Painters, the film directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon which documents the history of hand-painted signs, one can’t help but find irony in the withering crop of these sign artisans and their fading works of art. The journey in Sign Painters begins in the Midwest, where

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09 Sep 2014

Binge Watching: My Experience with a Consuming Addiction

What initially appeared to be a happy coincidence, devolved into a debilitating dependency. Around the same time I was due to take a several hour bus trip I received a couple of sets of DVDs from a friend. I had mentioned to him in passing how entertaining I find the

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18 Feb 2020

The Delicious Card: Rad Deals at 30+ SF Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 30 of your favorite SF eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, and support local journalism.

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05 Sep 2014

Joan Rivers Epitomized the Broke-Ass Proverb: Doing What You Love Makes Everyone Smile

The 81-year-old iconoclastic comedian died yesterday at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, where she had spent the week fighting for her life, proceeding complications which occurred during a minor procedure on her vocal cords. It resulted in a loss of consciousness after going into cardiac arrest, and eventually her death.

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02 Sep 2014

The Absurdity of Gratuity: Why Our Culture of Unpaid, Tipped Work is Bad for Our Society

Last week, I read a thoughtful article on this site by Jamal Frederick entitled “Tipping While Black- The Struggles of a Black Barman.” I encourage you to read it. It offers keen insight into the racial attitudes and discrepancies characteristic of tipped service work. It also reinforced the strong opinions

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26 Aug 2014

Our Peculiar Institution: Why Urban Dog Ownership is a Twisted Practice

When I come home from whatever it is I do during the day, my roommate’s clumsy and rambunctious mutt, Yoda, faithfully greets me with an ear-shattering bark and two front paws jammed directly into my crotch. Living with a stinking and psychotically energetic dog, in a small apartment, is not

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22 Aug 2014

Late Night Basement: Mates of State, Sheng Wang and Christie Young

Late Night Basement is back for another installment at the Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn! This month’s lineup includes music, comedy, 2-for-1 beers from Heavy Seas, and of course, shenanigans. Mates of State is a musical duo who have been rocking out since 1995, with noteworthy features in NY

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28 Jul 2014

Why I Was Ashamed of Listening to Britney Spears

I listen to Britney Spears. I love her. I want to marry her. I want to have her kids. Yes, as a man, I understand that it’s physically impossible to give birth. However, for Britney, I will defy the male anatomy’s limitations in order to give birth to the little

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