Broke-Ass Stuart

The medium is the massacre, and the massacre is the message

In 1964, Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase “The Medium is the Message.”…

Eulogies for the living

There’s a scene in the movie “Empire Records,” where all the record…

White supremacy is terminally ill

When someone is terminally ill, dying from cancer or some other horrible…

My old building has seen it all

I awoke on Tuesday morning to my house shaking. I knew it…

You royally screwed the pooch this time, America

There’s a phrase I love that perfectly encapsulates our current moment. When…

Pussy hats and Trump hats, it’s time to talk

There is no shortage of heart-warming stories, sad anecdotes and think-pieces about…

Dispatches from Trumpsylvania

Washington, D.C. — By the time you read this, I’ll be neck-deep…

Monday night was magical

Monday night was magical. The rain was peppering the streets in the…

The new year doesn’t start until next week

The first few days of the new year are always weird. Not…

What it all adds up to: Love, loss and life in 2016

I’ve never kept a daily journal. I’ve tried during my various travels…

What I want for 2017

I want to write something beautiful. I want to write something good.…

Lauryn McCarthy is leaving San Francisco

Lauryn McCarthy is leaving San Francisco. Normally, someone moving out of our…

Helplessness and heartache, thousands of miles from home

Helsinki in December is cold. I know that sounds like an obvious…

Thankful in spite of it all

Unless you’re a white supremacist, 2016 has been an awful year. From…

Why we’re marching in the streets

“I’m just so tired of having to do this,” I told Kaeli.…

The Democratic Party is dead to me

As I write this, it is a beautiful day in San Francisco.…

Remember, remember, the eighth of November

Can we all rejoice that this insane, ridiculous election is almost over?…

The end of civility

If 2016 and I were Facebook friends, I would’ve blocked it months…

Halloween on a Monday: Recipe for a beautiful disaster

Oh, Jesus, I just realized that Halloween is on a Monday this…

When your word is bond

I have this problem where it’s really important to me to keep…