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14 Jan 2020

How Drag Pageants Have Changed! The 1990’s to the Digital Now

By Eddie Jen The last time I competed in a drag pageant, it was in the nineteen hundreds. The very late nineteen hundreds. And on my third try, I won the tiara. Afterward, one of the contestants stabbed me in the shoulder. OK, she pricked me. But it was intentional. That’s the

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22 Nov 2019

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Hosting Benefit for Victims of Castro Fires

Join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Grand Duchess Migitte Nielsen, and Oasis on Thanksgiving Eve to help provide assistance to all friends & families who got affected by the recent fires in the Castro. A large fire broke out across from the historic Castro Theatre early Saturday morning, injuring two people

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 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
07 Nov 2017

Hangout with all the Artists & Art in the Mission

The final weekend of ArtSpan’s 2017 Open Studios is upon us, and it’s a doozie.   Mission, Castro, Noe, & Upper Market are all reporting for duty.  There are lots of studios within walking distance, many that contain some of our favorite artists.  This weekend of Open Studios is a real treat.  Thanks

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
01 Sep 2016

Gene Wilder Honored With Willy Wonka Candy Portrait in SF

Yes, that is a handmade portrait of the late, great Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, lovingly crafted out of nothing but candy. Meet the Willy Wonka candy portrait that will forever preserve San Francisco’s special relationship with Gene Wilder, handcrafted by local artist Jason Mecier who has long delighted us

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
30 Jul 2016

Saturday Morning Memories: BAS Pride In Pictures 2016

Hey there, jotos!  Can you believe that our sticky, summertime slut-in is already in us??? Yeps, the singlets, slings and stillettos have already been ransacked at Mr. S and folks are desperately trying to get their last minute tramp stamps into all the fetes du fetish. Here at BAS, however,

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
22 Jun 2016

BAS Pride 2016: Two Awesome Pride Kickoff Parties Tonight!

Pride 2016 may be one of the most important in recent memory. Out of the tragedy of Orlando, a wave of solidarity has spread across the world and it has galvanized our community to respond with love, to speak out against our culture of violence, stand with our Latinx, Muslim,

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
06 Nov 2015

Artists You Shouldn’t Miss At Open Studios Wknd 4

The final weekend of ArtSpan’s 2015 Open Studios is upon us, and it’s a doozie.   Mission, Castro, Bernal, Noe, Upper Market & Glen Park all reporting for duty.  There are lots of studios within walking distance, many that contain some of our favorite artists.  This weekend of Open Studios is

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
07 Aug 2015

Mailbag!: BAS Readers Respond to Stuart’s “Poop Plan”

Hello dear readers in broke-itude! Well, it’s been a busy week here at BAS and even more so for our esteemed Editor-In-Cheap, as he sallies forth on the campaign trail. Stuart’s article in last Wednesday’s Examiner, in particular, elicited an overwhelming response in regards to our city’s lack of urgency

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