We began a tradition of bowing to each other. Back when I started working Monday comedy nights at the Rite Spot, it became a regular habit to stop off at the Uptown on my way via the train from Oakland. Like many long time bartenders, my morning is primarily spent
I moved to San Francisco in 2002, a time I like to call “between gold rushes.” The fervor and swagger of the first dot com boom had not so much burst as it had flown around the city like a balloon with the air let out, taking down everything it crashed into. San Francisco had ridden the dot com monster into the 21st century on a wave of optimism and massive change, and not unlike the original gold rush that created this place, more than just a handful of people ended up with obscene wealth. And then like anything too good to be true, it ended with a whimper, causing those who hadn’t managed to strike a vein of digital ore, left to pick up the pieces and create something of their own.
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In 1942, San Francisco City Hall employees began to fear their place of work. Every day, shortly after noon, employees heard five rapping sounds, seemingly emanating from within the walls. This was followed by a brief pause, then another three raps. Nobody could explain the source of these eerie sounds.
Trust find Nazi Tucker Carlson took a break from throwing conniptions over the Derek Chauvin verdict on his nightly Sixty Minutes of Hate cable news program Tuesday to foreshadow some manner of possible coming scandal involving his college yearbook. You can watch him preemptively play defense in the clip below,
Historic SF sex worker organization St. James Infirmary broke the devastating news Tuesday that its namesake and founder Margo St. James had passed. “With profound sadness, the St. James Infirmary announces the death of the most storied among our founders, Margo St. James,” the health and safety clinic said in
Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of the White Night Riots. On May 21, 1979, San Francisco waited for justice following the murders of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk at the hands of their colleague, former cop Dan White. When the verdict was handed down, members of the San Francisco Police Department had already begun celebrating White’s minimal manslaughter sentence. However, others demanded answers, protesting in front of City Hall.
Another Pride has come and gone in a year that felt little of celebration. The fight continues, however, and visibility is the strongest message one can send. And if there are folk that knows how to show off the fight with fabulousness and ferocity, they are the babes of the
Gilbert Baker, an artist who in 1978 created the iconic Rainbow Flag, passed away on Friday at his home in New York City. He was 65 years old. Cause of death remains unknown at this time. An army veteran, Gilbert was stationed in San Francisco when he was honorably discharged