Broke-Ass Stuart

Israeli-Palestinian conflict through American eyes

“It’s complicated.” That’s what nearly everyone said. Traveling through Israel and Palestine…

Speakeasy and carry a stiff drink

We approached a woman in an orange hat standing near the corner…

Cannabis industry surges with snakes in the grass

If 17-year-old Stuart knew that one day he’d be able to walk…

Save yourself: Don’t read the comments section

Earlier this week, reporter Joe Fitz tweeted out part of an angry…

Chicken Shit Bingo among Austin’s brilliant ideas

Chicken Shit Bingo is exactly what it sounds like: A chicken walks…

Analog etiquette in a digital world

A s decades pass, etiquette evolves. Many things that were once thought…

Time traveling to celebrate the end of Prohibition

Last week, I became a time traveler: I was able to leave…

Nothing in San Francisco is shocking anymore

Many of the things we shrug off as normal in San Francisco…

Our words have power

When you repeat a word or a phrase enough times, its meaning…

The Golden Age of Laziness

We’re living in the Golden Age of Laziness. A legendary epoch of…

Universal Basic Income could ease the pain of being replaced by robots

The future is upon us, and we are woefully unprepared. Earlier this…

Noise Pop captures the essence of long-lost San Francisco

The crowd was abuzz on Monday night as we shuffled around the…

Make room for mystery

I lived above Caffe Pergolesi in Santa Cruz for a couple years…

Commercial landlords are stealing San Francisco’s soul

In the past seven years, San Francisco has been staggering under the…

Maybe we need to rebrand socialism

I’m a Democratic socialist. I know some of you just sneered reading…

Facebook dumped us, so where do we go?

Facebook announced earlier this month that it’s completely changing its algorithm —…

Books can teach us new things about ourselves

I’m probably way too excited by the fact that my new Kindle…

Stop trying to be offended

I’ve been doing this whole Broke-Ass Stuart thing for 13-and-a-half years. If…

Escaping San Francisco on New Year’s Eve

It’s so hard to get back into the rhythm of work after…

Maybe this year will be better than the last

Now is the time of year when “A Long December” by Counting…