gentrification

23 Mar 2022

Ode to The Doughnut Shop

Given the infestation of corporate coffee shops, the browbeaten drifters have begrudgingly relocated. Sickened by the whine of the latest pop culture commodities, and spooked by the mechanical scripts of corporate serfs, we yearn for the aging coffee shacks of yore, the ones that were only grotesque in their literality.

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22 Mar 2022

What Bo Burnham’s “Inside” Made Me Realize About Life In The Bay Area

Written By: Aaron T. Mellieon Bo Burnham’s “Inside” was an existential masterpiece that perfectly illustrated the shared pains of the millennial experience. His special reflected what many of our generation, and people in general were feeling during the pandemic.  Towards the end of the special, Bo starts to lose his

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16 May 2022

The June 2022 BAS Voter Guide

This guide was done in conjunction with the League of Pissed Off Voters. – If you’d like to help pass out the printed voter guides, email the League at TheLeagueSF@gmail.com. – Want to get involved in the endorsement process? Learn more right here. Dear San Francisco, We love you, but

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08 Mar 2022

Why Is The Salesforce Tower So Hated?

I’m 30 years old. I wasted a lot of my 20s on resentment, but I don’t want to live the rest of my life with a perpetual chip on my shoulder. As a result of that, I’ve been examining the things I dislike, and why I dislike them.  One of

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27 Sep 2021

Oakland Maker Space American Steel Sold To Seemingly Horrible New Corporate Owners

When it was established in 2006, the West Oakland maker space American Steel served as an art gallery and studio for large-scale industrial works, like giant Tesla coils and 20-foot tall metal sculptures. But when the place sold in 2016 for $29 million, many of the artists left because of

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24 Jun 2021

The San Francisco I Remember, is Gone Forever

By Justine Hall It has been three years since Iʼve been home. I moved away due to soaring rent and cost of living, like many others who grew up in San Francisco. With all the craziness of the last year and a half, I have found myself terribly homesick. I

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09 Jun 2021

Lucky 13 Lives On In New Documentary

We did not ever even get to enjoy our last drink at the legendary Market Street dive bar Lucky 13. When Lucky 13 closed for good rather suddenly last December, as was first reported by this website, it was right as the city was going back into ‘Purple’ tier heavy

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14 May 2021

There is No San Francisco Without San Francisco

It felt like moving trucks were parked on every block in town. There was a low hum of activity as friends, frenemies, lovers, ex-lovers, sometimes lovers, parents, stepparents, drag parents, and day laborers hired from in front of the U-Haul place on Bryant Street, all carried furniture out of buildings throughout the city.

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29 Apr 2021

The fnnch Honey Bear Controversy Explained

Honey Bear street artist fnnch has raised nearly $400,000 for charitable causes during the pandemic, yet KQED describes his work as “the Most Despised Street Art in San Francisco.” Love them or despise them, you will see those ubiquitous honey bears in now-saturation mode on bus stop shelters and towering

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