WWII

09 Dec 2019

The War on Clap: How the Allies Fought VD

by Xan Holbrook There’s a wonderful phrase that the idiot-savants at the British Army Rumour Service, or ARRSe, love to employ to describe something truly invincible. That term is squaddy proof. The thinking goes something like this: you can build something, spend billions testing it in civilian circles, and claim

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04 Dec 2019

Wishing the Tuesday Siren a Two-Year Farewell

The San Francisco Tuesday noon siren has been a thing since World War II, when people were ready to hit the bomb shelters at any given moment. In years since, the slightly obnoxious noise has become part of the city’s fabric in the same way locals learn to love all

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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15 Dec 2009

Letters of Note: Your New Biggest Addiction

For the past two days since I discovered Letters of Note, I have been glued to the computer, pausing only to eat, sleep, earn my meager pittance as a freelancer and email snippets of these amazing letters to loved ones. The site is curated by a freelance writer who scours

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