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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15 Feb 2023

The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the

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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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15 Sep 2021

Why SF Weekly Shutting Down is so Awful

By now you’ve probably probably heard: SF Weekly is shutting down indefinitely. When I first learned about it, I was somehow both shocked and unsurprised at the same time. Shocked because I can’t imagine San Francisco without an alt-weekly. Unsurprised because I know how broken the business of local, independent

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18 Aug 2021

I’d Love to Buy You a Beer!

Who wants to hang out and drink FREE beer? This Friday, August 20th, I’m buying a keg of beer at a San Francisco bar and inviting all my supporters on Patreon to come drink. It’s a great excuse to hang out, meet some cool new people, and of course drink some FREE beer.

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