gentrification

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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18 Jan 2021

The 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 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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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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24 Feb 2020

Manchester as a Case Study in Gentrification-Weaponized Art

by Xan Holbrook As anyone who has read my work can intuit, I am an Englishman. Specifically, from Manchester. The story of Manchester is one of change. Ask anyone who sells apartments or business space around here and they’d trot out “rebirth” or “reinvention” but the point remains true. A

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01 Jan 2020

The New Roaring Twenties: Welcome to the Revolution

One hundred years ago, women were just about to win the fight to ratify the 19th amendment and what followed was a cultural manifestation of that new independence. It was an opulent display bordering on hedonism, where opium and sexuality dripped as hair and dresses shortened. It was a time

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17 Oct 2019

What $50,000 Doesn’t Buy You in San Francisco

by Shayan Saalabi As I hurtled toward my college graduation earlier this year, I became consumed by a ceaseless anxiety. I would no longer be a “student” (an English major, no less, floating without aim from semester to semester) but a part of “the workforce.” You know, the unemployed part

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