puerto rico

07 Aug 2019

Puerto Rico Breakdown in a Really Small Nutshell

In case you’ve been wondering what the hell is going on in Puerto Rico and are too afraid to ask for fear of seeming ignorant, we’ve got you covered. It’s okay. We’re bombarded without a lot of information every day, and it’s been a heavy couple of weeks — nobody

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05 Sep 2018

We wanna send you to see Jose Andres in discussion about how he fed Puerto Rico

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the Caribbean mere weeks after Hurricane Irma swept through the islands. Puerto Rico was devastated, with the overall damages leaving millions without food or water and the largest power outage in American history. In José Andrés’ newest book, We Fed an Island: The

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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31 May 2018

Racists, local Music legends and LeBron…again: News for week of May 31, 2018

This week harnesses all the uncertainty of negotiations with North Korea and a stock market tanking over the threat of new sanctions, but we’re pretty clear on a few things: racists, basketball, Puerto Rico and righteous love for Tower of Power. Racists and the “in” crowd Far be it for

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25 Oct 2017

James Beard Awards 2018: More Puerto Ricans Could Use A Win

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM In 2012, Puerto Rican chefs on the island became eligible to compete in the James Beard Awards. They are in the “Best Chef South” category competing with Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. Chef and

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07 Sep 2017

Helicopter Footage of Hurricane Irma Damage is Devastating, Storm Now Moving North Toward Florida

The Caribbean island of Saint Martin was virtually destroyed and the category 5 hurricane has not slowed down as of this morning. The strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic skirted Puerto Rico last night with 185 mph winds leaving an estimated 1 million people without power.

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31 Jul 2017

Despacito is the Reggaeton-Pop track you need for summer.

Pendejos are swarming La Perla all because of Despacito. Who knew that Puerto Rican duo Luis Fonsi and reggaeton veteran Daddy Yankee’s hit single – and summer anthem – Despacito (translates to slowly) would turn into some kind of cultural phenom. I guess it didn’t help that the Biebs did a

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13 Dec 2016

An Artist You Should Know: Karla Ortiz

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights local artists before they exhibit their work somewhere awesome, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place.  Meet artist Karla Ortiz, the concept artist of your nerdy dreams.  If you’re like me (and I know

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15 Aug 2016

What Mónica Puig’s Gold Medal Means to Puerto Ricans

Mónica Puig wins the gold for herself, she won the gold for la isla, she won the gold for mi gente. Unfortunately, with my people…it can never be just about you. Sorry, Mónica. I don’t give a fuck about sports. Which means I could give two shits about the Olympics. But, when

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