30 Nov 2023

1/3 of Newspapers Will Be Gone by 2024

I know you’ve probably heard that local journalism is in a bad place. But even I didn’t realize it was this bad. According to a recent report by the Local News Initiative, by next year, more than 1/3 of all local newspapers in the US will have closed since 2005. And the

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10 Jul 2023

Legendary Artist Amos Goldbaum Has Designed a Limited Edition BAS Shirt!

I’m SOOO excited to announce the release of this rad new shirt. The legendary San Francisco artist Amos Goldbaum put a lot of thought and effort into creating something that reflects the weird and wonderful things we do at We worked with him to come up with is this

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27 Jan 2024

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally

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09 Mar 2023

We Got Rid of Those Ugly Ads on BrokeAssStuart!

We want you to have the best possible reading experience when you land on, so a few months ago we quietly got rid of a whole bunch of those ugly banner ads spots. Here’s a reminder of what the site looked like, with a red circle and an arrow showing

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16 Nov 2022

I Need To Get Real With You for A Minute

I get that this is the cost of doing business, but the flip side is that nearly all media, from music to writing to photography, is now expected to be free. The traditional business model has failed, and the only sustainable one going forward is for readers to support the publications they love and rely on.

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06 May 2022

I’m Throwing a Kegger and You Should Come!

Come have a beer and meet me and some of the BAS writers!

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10 Feb 2022

What You Don’t Know About BAS

My name is Alex Mak, I’m the managing editor and co-owner of You may recognize my byline as I’ve personally written over 1,000 articles for BAS, and I’ve edited and published 3 times that many by independent writers from our community. What many of you already know about independent media,

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12 Nov 2021

Guess Which SF Institution is NOT Shutting Down Permanently!

As you probably know by now, this website is labor of love. If my goal was to get rich, and I chose running a small independent media company as the way to do it, I’d be a complete fucking idiot. Luckily the goal with Broke-Ass Stuart has always been to

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18 Oct 2021

BAS Voted Best Website in the Bay Area!!

I’m very proud to announce that was voted “Best Local Website” in the 48Hills/SF Bay Guardian Best of of the Bay awards. You can come celebrate with us on Wednesday at El Rio. This is especially an honor because we are the “Reader’s Choice” winner, which means the people of

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