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Archive for the 'san francisco' Category

The State Of Daily Journalism In San Francisco

Friday, May 5th, 2006

A great CJR Daily piece questions why the “mostly inpenetrable” SF Bay Guardian would get so weird about a shakeup of daily newspapers in Northern California. Oh, that’s right– they’re the Guardian. Favorite line from CJR: What seems stunning to us, however, is that anyone would be so fired up to defend the status quo [...]

Pacific Orchid Exposition

Friday, February 17th, 2006

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Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Is Thanksgiving Necessary?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Sorry for that headline. I’m sure it’s already been done. In December (and beyond) I resolve to count more blessings more than sheep. Reasons to Be Thankful, Part ’05: I have a warm, safe place to sleep with neighbors that aren’t [too] annoying I have two cats who give me semi-unconditional love I just went [...]

Human Trafficking | San Francisco Safe House for Ex-Child Prostitutes

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

The August 29th issue of The Nation included this article on non-sexual human trafficking. San Francisco has opened a safe house for counselling, shelter and education of child prostitutes wishing to leave the sex industry. The counselling will take place at the nearby Edgewood Center For Children and Families. The space can only house 6 [...]

Daily Show on Rove 7/19 | Hand-Wringing Can Be A Full Time Job

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

Last night’s Daily Show Rove rant is clipp’d. Samantha Bee’s earnest unfunniness continues to make me yearn for Beth Littleford– it’s a terrible job, but I’m up to the task. Mediabistro links to several stories on CNN’s wagon-circling regarding Robert Novak. …Motivation for Further Liberal Paranoia, Part Umpteenth. Some mouthbreather who parks near my workplace [...]

Imaginary Conversations About the Craft of Music Journalism

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

Alternative weeklies need content– if, for no other reason, to spice up a publication reliant on futon ads for its very existence. The pay to writers is notoriously paltry. The trade-off for contributors is ‘exposure’ and, for music writers, access to lots of free shows and promo CDs. In return for this the authors are [...]

San Francisco’s Macadam Blames Apple

Friday, February 11th, 2005

Macadam was a certified Apple retailer in San Francisco. It was a pure Apple shop– nothing but Mac software and hardware, both Apple and third-party. They had some very cool vintage equipment set up and an impressive selection of Mac-compatible software. Their location south of Market was very convenient– if something on our Mac network [...]

Why isn’t Harry Shearer’s Le Show available as a podcast?

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

or maybe it is and I just haven’t been paying attention. San Francisco’s KQED FM has dropped the show– it used to be on at 11pm Sunday nights, and now they rebroadcast On The Media instead. There are other places you can get Le Show if you aren’t in LA: audible.com (free registration, MP3 or [...]