I for one am most likely doomed for taking this photo. Save yourself while you can!
But instead of candy inside, these pinatas are just full of hot air. BA-DUM-BUM-TISHHHHHHHH
Despite all the changes ravaging the city, at least we’ve still got our pals Social Studies making new records! It’s been a while since we heard from these folks, but apparently they were hard at work the whole time crafting sweet, sweet melodies.
I’m not sure exactly what’s gonna happen, but I know it’s gonna be fun:
Here I come Bay Area! I am so pleased to offer the Bay Area debut of Sex & the Suburbs, the show that is the expression of everything creative I do right now. It is based on poems I wrote between the ages of 19 and 22, almost entirely in Berkeley, CA.
The show will feature opening set by Deirdre Stewart, sharing story and song learned and inspired by her recent residency in southern Mexico.
I am honored and humbled and proud and terrified and excited to invite you to come and experience and create this thing with me.
Check out all the details here!
Wow, has it really been two years already?
The Adobe Books and Arts Cooperative has been an amazing adventure, thanks for joining us on the journey. We need your help to continue to stay open and to thrive. Join us on July 24th and raise a glass to a wondrous creature known as Adobe Books, and to learn more about how you can get involved by joining the co-op.
There’ll be art from the staff, music, and treats from Tartine! Check out all the details here.
Our pal Inna saw her life flash before her eyes this morning:
Ok not even funny anymore – I just had a terrifying moment with a Google bus turning from 24th onto valencia that nearly killed me and one other person. We had the green light still – it was very clearly green, and he just plowed into the intersection. Cars stopped and honked, people screamed, and even google’s minions waiting in line to board the thing looked up from their phones.
I don’t even know what to do – who do I complain to? Who will listen or care? It’s simply not safe for these gigantic buses to have complete reign of the streets. It’s a terrible feeling to not feel welcome in your own city- this is the icing on the cake.
I also experienced a harrowing moment last week while biking north on Valencia approaching 25th Street. One of the behemoth buses pulled up alongside me and then tried to beat me to the stop on the NE corner, almost pinning me to the sidewalk. Luckily I was able to maintain control of my bike and sprint past it, but damn!
I don’t drive, but if I did I would be livid with these buses. I routinely see a tech bus chilling at a green light waiting for another tech bus in front of it to finish its business at the stop located across the intersection. So imagine you’re stopped behind a bus at a green light and it just sits there for a couple minutes while the lights cycle through, and finally when the first bus is finsished unloading or dropping off or whatever does that green-light-chilling bus cross the intersection and awkwardly pull over in just enough of a diagonal to continue blocking the street.
Did we really kill the 26 Valencia Muni just so these giant out of-control buses could run wild? I know it’s a broken record at this point, but just remember that these buses are another example of something that incoveniences (and sometimes endangers) the public and whose only benefit is increasing profit for private companies (by enhancing their recruiting efforts and employee productivity).
Essentially, all the buses really do is transfer the extra minutes that their employees would have to wait if they took regular public transportation along to everybody else.
Yep, that’s right, the Tenderloin Museum! And things are starting off with a bang this Thursday!
The Tenderloin Museum kicks off its evening programming on Opening Night, July 16th at 6:30pm with transgender activists Tamara Ching, Veronika Fimbres, and filmmakers Susan Stryker & Victor Silverman. Moderated by Randy Shaw, the panel takes us back to the days of the Tenderloin’s 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria riot when transgender women and queers were harassed by police and businesses alike.
In those days, the Tenderloin was the geographic center of the city’s emerging gay and lesbian civil rights movement. It was in the Tenderloin where the movement’s more confrontational spirit was demonstrated, and brought success. Stryker, Ching and Fimbres will describe the decades of struggle following the Compton’s riot, as that legendary act of resistance—three years before Stonewall–was only the beginning.
Check it all out here.
And that’s not all! Stop by the following week for the first showing in 50 years of Drugs in the Tenderloin!
A stark and often harrowing look into the life of the street denizens of the notorious San Francisco district which was a haven for junkies, prostitutes, and pushers during the Sixties… it takes a real gutter-level look at its subject, the grainy night photography capturing beehive-haired hookers and turtle-necked dope dealers plying their trade against a smoky backdrop of seedy neon, while meth users pontificate about their high, and a youth worker takes a couple of shocked city officials on a walking tour of the area, pointing out such lurid landmarks as Market Street, known in the area as the “Meat Rack” thanks to the male hustlers who ply their trade there.”Join us for some incredible footage of the Tenderloin’s past.
Our pal Carlos noticed something quite peculiar the other day:
An NYC cab spotted on Camp and Albion streets this morning.
Must have been a pretty pricey ride! Perhaps they should have taken Uber?
Nuts 2 U!
PS. I totally expect there to be a pop up shop somewhere in the Mission selling horse doovers, whatever the hell they are.