23 Mar 2022

Ode to The Doughnut Shop

Given the infestation of corporate coffee shops, the browbeaten drifters have begrudgingly relocated. Sickened by the whine of the latest pop culture commodities, and spooked by the mechanical scripts of corporate serfs, we yearn for the aging coffee shacks of yore, the ones that were only grotesque in their literality.

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
16 Feb 2022

What They’re Not Telling You About Bay Area Starbucks Closures

Is your neighborhood Starbucks closed?  According to local news reports, several Starbucks locations are struggling with “staffing shortages.” Considering that we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic, this seems plausible. But there’s a larger story at play here that’s not making headlines.  Last December, employees at the Elmwood

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 1
16 May 2022

The June 2022 BAS Voter Guide

This guide was done in conjunction with the League of Pissed Off Voters. – If you’d like to help pass out the printed voter guides, email the League at – Want to get involved in the endorsement process? Learn more right here. Dear San Francisco, We love you, but

BAS Editorial Team 2
02 Jun 2017

5 Creative and Free Alternatives to Therapy

By Katie Barbaro Let’s face it: therapy is expensive and rarely covered by insurance. You’ve probably asked yourself, “Do I want to pay out of pocket for an hour-long therapy session or feed myself for a month?” (Answer: FEED YOURSELF, per Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.) Ideally, therapy will someday be

Guest Writer 1
21 Apr 2017

I just drank the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino and puked a rainbow

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY BENDER’S BECAUSE THEY ARE BADASS. DROP BY AND MAKE SOME BAD DECISIONS WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE! Welcome to, “We ate it, so you don’t have to.” A sign that says, “Only available if you believe,” sat and judged me while I approached the barista with a look of

illyannam 0
22 Feb 2017

The Best Bathrooms To Shit For Free In NYC

By: Jonas Barnes  If you’re surprised I’m writing an article about where to take the best free shits in NYC, we need to get to know one another better. If you know me, writing about taking a good free shit makes as much sense as me writing about being fat.

Guest Writer 0
18 Feb 2011

The Five People You Meet In Line for Coffee

The man in the olive trench coat didn’t get enough sleep last night. He has a face puffy and pale, with eyes cast downward and eyelids drooping. His shoulders sag, and when he looks up and orders a large coffee, his spine stiffens and he tilts his head back, breathing

06 Aug 2010

Powdered Beverages: The Future of Tomorrow, Today!

Ever since General Foods Corp. convinced John Glenn to take a can of Tang along with him into space, there’s been something delightfully space-agey about flavored drinks you can make with only water and a little packet of powder. Unfortunately most of them aren’t actually very good at all, but

Andrew Dalton - Aggressive Panhandler 0
15 Apr 2010

Free Coffee, Just Bring Your Own Mug Today at Starbucks

In an effort to get all of us wasteful human beings to stop acting like the world’s going to end in 2012, Starbucks will fill up any coffee mug you bring in today, up to 20 ounces. I’m sure we could spend all day debating who brews the best coffee

Andrew Dalton - Aggressive Panhandler 0