Oakland

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25 Mar 2022

How an obsession with being “cool” makes us creatively powerless

This article is not a scholarly look at “cool.” As an active musician and a personal coach to creatives, I have a very different concern: how the obsession with cool makes us creatively impotent. And more importantly, what can we do to feel our joy again. Much has been said

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17 Mar 2022

Oakland Artists Battle Weed Growhouse Over “Unsafe” Living Conditions

An East Oakland landmark, The Oakland Cannery, has been the topic of many articles regarding evictions they have been facing for the past 6 years. This July, the Cannery residents will go into settlement court with their landlords, Colorado-based cannabis investment firm Green Sage LLC. If they can’t reach an

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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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04 Mar 2022

5 Must-See Art Walks in The Bay Area

Weekends are a time for exploring and enjoying the weird and wonderful things that The Bay Area has to offer. Artists have created some fun pubic art to see throughout SF and Oakland and with the weather mostly sunny it’s time to put on those walking shoes and get out

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04 Mar 2022

American Steel Artists Plan for the future

The first crack in the foundation wasn’t this most recent purchase of American Steel by ScanlanKemperBard (SKB) (for $82.5 million in all-cash). The first major blow to this community came 5 years ago when it was previously sold to 11-West. During that initial sale, my understanding was that many artists

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23 Feb 2022

13 Bay Area Events to Celebrate Women’s History Month

At the close of 2021, we lost three legendary female writers in a single month. These writers were, of course, bell hooks, Eve Babitz and Joan Didion. The losses followed one another in such quick succession that the world hardly had a chance to give each woman their due in

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09 Feb 2022

How I Discovered the Art of Doing Nothing: Part One

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Oakland-based writer Jenny Odell had taunted me from bookstore shelves for years.  I was drawn to the title because I was drawn to the premise: To do nothing.  It was attractive, but almost cruel in its simplicity.  Nothing? How could I

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08 Feb 2022

I’m Moving To San Francisco: Here’s How It Happened

I’ve written a lot of articles about San Francisco, but I’ve never written anything with the knowledge that I was going to be a resident of the City. It always felt too ambitious, too unrealistic and most of all… too expensive. But things changed, and I’ve signed a lease for an

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01 Feb 2022

Oakland Is Attempting To Close Schools In Low Income Neighborhoods

Children who attend school in Oakland have it pretty fuckin’ rough. There’s no doubt about it. The schools in Oakland are notoriously underfunded and dysfunctional. And for many students, especially in low income neighborhoods, school is one of the only places that underprivileged kids are guaranteed a meal.  So why

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