sf examiner

06 May 2019

How the Trump Tax Scam is Going to Gentrify the Bay Area

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column in the SF Examiner With tax season just past us there’s been a lot of talk about what President Donald Trump’s tax scam means for average Americans. There’s no doubt about what it means for the wealthy; millionaires and billionaires are getting

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08 Apr 2019

Hearing Your Neighbors Bang is Part of Living in San Francisco

I live on the top floor of a building constructed in 1914. To put that in context, Russia still had a Tsar when my building went up. Because it’s old and wooden, it shakes and sways. When a big truck goes by I can often feel the rumble. When they were drilling for some new construction across the way, I could feel that too. And when one of my roommates is having sex, I can most definitely feel it.

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29 Mar 2019

When San Francisco Fails Those Who Love It

“This really is an amazing city,” Quincy said as we drove past the Panhandle on our way to dinner in the Sunset. She had just returned from traveling extensively through Germany, France, and England and was tying up loose ends before returning to London to continue graduate school.

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25 Mar 2019

San Francisco is a Tale of Three Cities

“After the past few nights, I’ve realized San Francisco is a tale of three cities,” I say to the little group of people I’m smoking and drinking with.

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11 Feb 2019

The Pleasures and Pains of Having a Dog in San Francisco

One of the many weird things about San Francisco is that even though it’s not a particularly dog friendly city there are still more dogs here than children.

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10 Dec 2018

San Francisco is the City Where you Can’t….

The story goes that, the day after breaking ground for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, President William H. Taft, the last of our exquisitely mustachioed Commander-in-Chiefs, toasted San Francisco as “The City that Knows How.” It had been less than a decade since the Great Conflagration had burned most of The City to the ground, and President Taft was in awe at the incredible speed at which San Francisco had managed to rebuild.

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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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