City Lights

23 Feb 2021

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the Restless Revolutionary of Prose, Dies at 101

Lawrence Ferlinghetti — the poet, the publisher, the painter, the activist, the man who propelled the Beat Movement and brought City Lights to San Francisco — has died at the age of 101. According to his daughter, Julie Sasser, the lifelong provocateur lost his battle Monday with interstitial lung disease.

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10 Apr 2020

Help Keep City Lights Books Alive!

There are few things more holy to the soul of creative San Francisco than City Lights Books. It is part of our DNA, hell it’s part of the DNA of every countercultural movement that has existed in the United States. I love this bookstore so dearly that it would shatter

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
20 Nov 2020

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 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
29 Jan 2020

V. Vale: The Man Who Can Do Everything Tells All

By Lydia Sviatoslavsky V. Vale sat down to talk stupid degrees, being a Henry Rollins fan, cognitive constipation, City Lights, Blue Cheer, how every word needs to earn its keep, the underbelly of hippies, survival of punk, how beatniks helped shaped the crazy journey…and just about everything else you’ve ever

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17 Aug 2017

This is the Hippest Beatnik Walkin’ Tour

Seeing the city through the colorful and chaotic lenses of famous dreamers like Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and Allen Ginsburg.

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06 Jun 2017

The Best of San Francisco Tourism on the Cheap

Screw the played out stuff, here is what you really want to do in San Francisco

Heather Robinson - Artisanal Trouble Maker 1
20 Apr 2015

Why April 23rd Is Going To Be The Best Day Ever

Most people I know either love or hate Valentine’s Day. I myself am on the fence. On one hand, celebrating it kind of equates to succumbing to our Overlords of Greeting Cards. On the other hand, it’s an excuse to hug all your friends and to potentially find someone to

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09 Mar 2015

Comedian, TV Star & Local Legend Greg Proops

A killer on Who’s Line is it Anyway, a voice actor on everything from The Nightmare before Christmas to Stripperella.  His glasses, tailored suit, and pompadour have been all over your television set since the 1980’s.  When he wasn’t doing Ugly Betty or Flight of the Concords, Greg was making people think and laugh liberally as

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 1
07 Oct 2014

Local Legend of the Week: Author Michelle Tea

We here at BrokeAssStuart.com like to show love to the people who make cities like San Francisco and New York special. That’s why we’re doing a series called Local Legend of the Week. This is our chance to hip you to some of the strange, brilliant, and unique folks who populate

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