sf examiner

26 Nov 2018

Note to Tech Industry: Try Asking “Should We do This?”

The tech ideal of “move fast and break things” is cute until really important things, like access to housing, healthcare and a job, are broken.

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16 Nov 2018

Taylor Mac is the Magical Combination of Rocky Horror and Howard Zinn

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Taylor Mac’s shows last year were literally the best shows I’ve ever seen. That’s why I’m SO excited that his new show Holiday Sauce will be at the Curran in San Francisco from November 21st to December 1st! And the best part? BAS

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12 Nov 2018

Seriously, Stop Putting TVs in Your Restaurants

The trend of playing “SportsCenter” on nearly every public TV in the nation is one of the great scourges of our time.

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31 Oct 2018

Love in the Time of Housing Crisis

San Francisco is a wonderful place to fall in love. Sure, Paris might be the “City of Love,” but anyone who calls it that has never walked up Columbus Avenue, arm in arm with their sweetheart, as Coit Tower winked at them from above.

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12 Oct 2018

Your Spirituality is Bullsh*t

A few years ago I was invited to a dinner party in San Francisco by a guy I’d known growing up in San Diego. I hadn’t seen him in years, but the last time we’d hung out, he was completely wrapped up in the party promoting/bottle service scene in SD. During the time in between he’d apparently left that life to find greater purpose and follow a more spiritual path.

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17 Sep 2018

Stop Looking for Reasons to be Offended

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the San Francisco Examiner. I’ve been doing this whole Broke-Ass Stuart thing for 13-and-a-half years. If my brand were a Jewish boy, his bar mitzvah would’ve been last summer. And I’m sure he would’ve done marvelously at his Torah portion. Thirteen

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27 Aug 2018

Maybe We Need to Rebrand Socialism

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the San Francisco Examiner. I’m a Democratic Socialist. I know some of you just sneered reading that sentence, which is totally justifiable because I’m sure you’re a billionaire and Democratic socialists want to raise your taxes. Oh, you’re not? Well, surely,

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20 Aug 2018

Your Cellphone Addiction is Making You Rude

As decades pass, etiquette evolves. Many things that were once thought of as rude or improper are eventually considered casual. Similarly, things that were once considered polite, can become old-fashioned or stuffy. There was a time when wearing a hat indoors was considered completely inappropriate.

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