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Online Radio: Changing the Broadcasting Landscape

December 18, 2014

In 2003, after nearly ten years broadcasting on 93.7 FM out of the basement of a residential building in the Castro, SF Liberation had their studio raided and their broadcasting equipment confiscated...

Cheapskate’s Guide to Drinking in San Francisco

December 10, 2014

Living in a city that is home to over six hundred bars and restaurants as well as a ton of eccentric characters has its perks. But between attempting to afford San Francisco’s increasingly high rents,...

How I Learned to Stop Tripping and Embrace My Natural Hair

December 8, 2014

Hair is an integral part of the black female experience. Black women spend tons of money on weaves, relaxers, and various hair and hair products every year. So much money in fact, that the African American...

Why I Hate Haight Street

November 22, 2014

Last Friday, after ripping a hole in the last pair of pants I owned that was not already riddled with them, I decided to go to American Apparel to buy new ones. There are only three American Apparels in...

La Cocina gets small businesses cooking

October 31, 2014

When Cristina Avantes moved to San Francisco in 1999, the move was intended to be a change from her everyday life in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “I came to study fundraising and administration for nonprofits,”...

Seven reasons I love Drake (and you should too)

Seven reasons I love Drake (and you should too)
October 24, 2014

If there is anything I remember about my formative years, it is being obsessed with Degrassi: The Next Generation. So obsessed that when I was presented with the opportunity to meet two of the main characters...

Keeping the blue, green

October 23, 2014

What do you think about when you see a kitesurfer, windsurfer, or sailor on the water? Do you pause for a moment to marvel at their athletic prowess? Do you wonder how they are able...

#BlackTwitter Addresses Cultural Appropriation

October 8, 2014

After years and years of trying to tame large backsides “in countless exercise classes,” we can finally relax because according to an article published by Vogue last month, we have officially entered...

Good vibes and music take over Haight Street

September 15, 2014

Throngs of people flocked to Haight Street on Sunday for the 1st Annual Haight Street Music and Merchants Festival. For the adults, there were drink specials at the many bars along Haight Street,...

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