Stuart Schuffman

As shelter-in-place goes on, exhaustion sets in

It’s harrowing to witness pandemic’s myriad impacts

The things I miss, hate and love during coronavirus times

I miss hugging people. I miss hugging them when I run into them on the street, in the park, at the grocery, on Muni

Despite our losses, it’s what we’ve gained from the pandemic that matters

Quarantine is almost starting to feel like normal life, until I remember how unnormal it actually is.

How are you staying sane in quarantine?

Movies and TV shows didn’t prepare me for how boring the apocalypse would be.

How coronavirus might save us all

If it takes a global pandemic to show us how broken our system is, so be it

During the coronavirus, it’s important to be a big tipper

Services workers’ livelihoods depend on your support

What having a brother with special needs taught me about socialism

From doctors to therapists to special schools, raising a kid like my brother nearly bankrupted my parents.

Why millions of Californians may not get to vote in the Democratic primary

Tens of thousands of people were registered to vote incorrectly by the California DMV

An open letter to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

As you know, the media business model is utterly broken.

Is San Francisco a friendly city?

I’d forgotten that people are hella friendly once you get outside San Francisco.

Broke-Ass Stuart: Another year of challenging, entertaining — and sometimes –provoking readers

I’ve been writing this column for almost five years now, which means…

Is the internet worth the price we pay for having it?

Now that we have over 20 years of connectivity under our belts, it’s worth asking

How to fix San Francisco’s poop problem

Yes, our glorious city is recognized the world over as the premier defecation destination

Vote for real change in March

The fact that we have individual people that are billionaires is further proof that something is wrong.

Gathering to celebrate the music of Leonard Cohen

Little did we know that that night of mourning would be the genesis for a festival of celebration.

Broke-Ass Stuart: Revisiting Amsterdam

Nearly two decades later, it’s exciting to be back, albeit on a very different trip.

Getting a visitor’s perspective of San Francisco

Living in San Francisco can make you jaded and cynical, so hearing the insights of someone who’s seeing this place with fresh eyes is heartening.

Getting fined for gummed up sidewalks in the Tenderloin

It’s no secret that San Francisco has used the Tenderloin as a containment zone for homelessness and drug use for decades.

Any plan by Trump to deal with homelessness should scare you

We’ve seen how the Trump Administration deals with human beings it considers “undesirable.”

A letter to the Florida mayor who trashed our fine city of San Francisco

The mayor of tiny Vero Beach, Florida wrote a letter, on official letterhead, lambasting San Francisco and the Board of Supervisors.