Category Archives: Only in the Bay Area

Grabs Is Gone, but the Profane Genius Lives On

As much of the world wrapped itself in the Santastic vibes of Christmas Eve 2015, word was traveling throughout the Bay Area’s once and future community of writers, journos and long-ago journos that Paul Grabowicz had passed away. Advertisements

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It Was a Very Good Year: Adieu 2012, Bienvenue 2013

As we freefall Wile E. Coyote-style down the fiscal cliff — or the fiscal curb, for you Lawrence O’Donnell acolytes out there — and continue to recover from the horrors of Sandy, Sandy Point and Mittens, the realists here at … Continue reading

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A Coney Island of the Mind: KarenWorldUSA Goes to Burning Man

The most apt way to describe Burning Man is that it is, to borrow a phrase respectfully cribbed from the great poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a Coney Island of the mind. Humor, activity, possibility abound. Continue reading

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Sweetheart, Get Me Rewrite: Other Things I Might Have Said to Nancy Pelosi at Crissy Field

You never know who you’re going to run into at Crissy Field. Yesterday, I ran into Speaker Pelosi. Here’s what I wish I told her. Continue reading

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White(-Haired) Punks on Dope: The Tubes and Other Wigged Bay Area Holiday Traditions

Even in the famously godless Bay Area, we have our holiday traditions. Drag Queen Golden Girls and annual rock-band love fests are two of my favorites. Continue reading

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Who Won the Week(s): Rev. Billy, Stew, Sanity (or, Oh, Yeah, the Giants)?

In recent weeks, my town hosted Rev. Billy & the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir and Stew & The Negro Problem. I was lucky enough to catch both shows. Continue reading

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