the happy peasant

01 Dec 2011

Black Sheep Pub

Right now, I’m sitting at Black Sheep, drinking a surprisingly decent three-dollar glass of wine while five other two-person groups/couples (still trying to figure out if the two girls sitting across the bar are lesbians) talk quietly, and/or watch sports going on somewhere behind me.  My friend is sitting next to me, behind

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17 Nov 2011

A Dollar More for Dignity: Bianca

To sustain any healthy relationship you have to pump love, commitment and money – lots of fucking money.  I incessantly go beyond my means when it comes to dating, which is fine, when it’s just dating.  But when the warm bowels of a relationship come calling, there’s no way around

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07 Oct 2021

BAS is Looking for a Couple New Writer/Editors

Since 2007 BrokeAssStuart.com has been dedicated to bringing you the most important news, arts, culture, nightlife, and progressive activism in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Our goal is to amplify voices that may not always get heard and stick up for working people when no one else will…and

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13 Nov 2011

High Voltage, a FREE Reading by Electric Literature

Come to Franklin Park this Monday at 8pm for High Voltage, a FREE reading put on by Electric Literature.  If this is the first you’re hearing of Electric Literature, here’s their beautifully simple mission statement: Electric Literature’s mission is to use new media and innovative distribution to return the short story to

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10 Nov 2011

Happy Hour at Botanica

Botanica is a safe haven.  There’s no better way to describe it.  It sits like a bomb shelter on the south side of smoky Houston street, two blocks away from the undulating sea of Soho shoppers and opposite the building-size advertisements that pollute the north side of the street.  After

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27 Oct 2011

Broke-Ass Sandwiches: Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich Deli

There are goddamn sandwiches everywhere in NYC.  Each bodega has their own interpretation of what a sandwich is.  My bodega seems to think a sandwich is slimy meat with shredded lettuce that dissolves into rusty water, and I’m pretty sure the bodega across the street uses the deli cabinet to hide drugs.

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20 Oct 2011

Why Your Broke-Ass Needs a MoMA Membership

I know you’re probably having your third serving of ramen this week and laughing at the title of this article because your broke-ass and “museum membership” don’t belong in the same goddamn sentence.  I thought the same thing.  My friend was like, “oh, I’m a member” and I wanted to slap

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13 Oct 2011

It All Happened at Great N.Y. Noodletown

Any seasoned broke-ass New Yorker will tell you that Chinatown is the place to save the bank.  That’s easy.  Go to Chinatown.  And then what?  Chinatown is fucking confusing.   If you walk around aimlessly looking for a restaurant then you’ll probably just end up at the restaurant with the

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06 Oct 2011

A Dollar More for Dignity: Post Office

Within a week of moving to New York, I was dead-broke (I had a little credit but not much).  My new friendly coworkers wanted to go out drinking, so I cunningly persuaded them to trek all the way to Brooklyn to my new favorite bar, The Levee.  Upon entering they

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