Tag Archives: San Francisco

My Top 10 Favorite Bars

The continuing gentrification of San Francisco recently claimed another victim, one that’s near and dear to my heart: The Elbo Room, a longtime dive bar and music venue on Valencia Street in the Mission, will be closing, as the owners … Continue reading

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2013 Recap

I’ve got this really disgusting bruise on my leg … I got a stain on my favorite jacket … I think I might have an ulcer … So, yeah, Hardly Strictly was a success, as always. I elected to skip … Continue reading

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Five Bands I’m Excited to See at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

If you’ve never been to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, you’ve missed out. The festival, which takes over Golden Gate Park for the first weekend of October every year, was started in 2001 by billionaire financier and banjo hobbyist Warren Hellman. It’s … Continue reading

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One of My Favorite Places: Finnerty’s

I have gotten to spend most of my life in New York and San Francisco, which I consider to be the two coolest cities in America. (I love New Orleans too, but I can’t move there–I wouldn’t survive six months.) … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Blue Jasmine

Note: I can’t really write about this movie the way I want to without including plot spoilers. If you’re really worried about that, you might want to hold off from reading until after you see the movie. As anyone who … Continue reading

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My Final Meal on Death Row

I have a few favorite questions I love to ask people I’m getting to know, or to argue about with friends. I like to call these my “stock questions.” My favorite, of course, is: Which ten albums would you take … Continue reading

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One of My Favorite Places: City Lights Bookstore and Vesuvio Cafe

Let me tell you about my favorite way to spend an afternoon in San Francisco: I walk up the easy slope of Columbus Ave, starting at the base of the Transamerica Pyramid, passing the copper green flatiron building owned by … Continue reading

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