DIY

21 Mar 2022

Ursula X. Young is Uplifting Other Women Artists in the Bay Area and Beyond

Historically, the art industry has valued the work of women artists less than that of male artists, despite being the subject matter of most work. Today, women artists are working to lift each other up. In an effort to inspire younger aspiring artists during Women’s History Month, I wanted to

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09 Mar 2022

SF’s First Lesbian-Owned Comic Book Shop Opens in the Mission

Leah Morrett is the owner of Sour Cherry Comics, a new queer-centric bookstore and community space in the Mission District that opened at 3187 16th St. earlier this month.  “Sour cherries are not sweet, and that’s the point,” she tells me. “[The name’s] a little subversive, a little cutesy, and

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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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22 Feb 2022

The Love Letters Written to Alameda

For the month of February, we’ve all been able to enjoy the Alameda Love Letter mailboxes. We even learned more about the project from creator themselves. Recently, the mailboxes have been taken down and put into storage. But, I know we’re all curious.. what did some of the letters say?

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14 Feb 2022

The Secret Story Behind Alameda’s Love Letter Mailboxes

Early Saturday morning the 12th, I received an anonymous message on Facebook stating: “I saw your post on Alameda Peeps about your story on the red love letter mailboxes. I can get you in contact with the person who created these on the condition that they stay anonymous?” Attached was

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07 Feb 2022

Red Mailboxes Full of Love Letters Are Popping Up in Alameda

You have a valentine written just for you on Alameda. Freshly painted bright red mailboxes have been popping up in quiet neighborhood slow streets within Alameda. On the side of the box it reads: “Read a love letter. Write a love letter.” As you open the box, you see two

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19 Jan 2022

Documentarian Nicholas Taplin Releases 6.5 Years Worth of Photos From the Oakland DIY Scene

If you’re a regular at Oakland house shows, you’ve likely shared a room with Nicholas Taplin.  In 2015, Taplin began filming DIY shows and sharing footage under the name Post-Consumer. Feeling “unconditioned socially” given his Quaker boarding school education on the East Coast, Taplin discovered this form of documentation both

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04 Feb 2021

A Single Mother in Oakland Shines While Creating Her Own Skincare Line

Since 1976, the United States has recognized and celebrated the outstanding achievements of extraordinary Black Women and Men during the month of February. As we approach one year of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, I realized something: if you were fortunate enough to survive every aspect of 2020 and you identify

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26 Apr 2020

How to Make a Face Mask Out of a Bra

You can make a protective mask out of a bra, which DJ Justin Credible is making available via her Instagram where she can also give you a tutorial. “They make sense as a mask. They have the perfect amount of this foam padding in each cup. And you can take

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