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19 Feb 2019

Let’s Get Civical Is The Podcast That’s Equal Parts Civics Class and Comedy Show

I bet you think you’re pretty well educated about politics. You can probably name most of the Dems who’ve already announced they’re running in 2020 but can you explain what gerrymandering is? What about ‘cloture’? Or ‘quorum’? Politics is more than just the names on the ballot. It’s also the

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19 Feb 2019

Final Days of February: Artsy Openings, Concerts, & Parties

Here’s a hella long list of art events happening at the end of the shortest month of the year, so don’t make any more excuses to not go out… These exhibitions are forward-thinking (in curatorial choice and format), futurist in outlook, and just straight up fun! EDWARD SHANKEN + VIVIAN SMING +

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19 Feb 2019

Meet The 46 Year Old School Teacher Who Became A Drag Queen

There is no shortage of drag queens in NYC. You can’t throw a rock without hitting some twink in a dress who thinks he’s got what it takes to shantay down the runway just because he’s seen every season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race while practicing YouTube makeup tutorials. There’s a difference,

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18 Feb 2019

Is the New French Wine Bar & Retail Shop, Verjus, Worth the Hype?

Worth the Hype? is a column by longtime food and drink writer Geri Koeppel, who will check out bars and restaurants (some new, others popular or exceptional in some way) on her own dime and tell you whether she thinks they’re worth the hype or not. The deciding factor: Whether she’d go back and spend money again. She might not be exactly broke-ass, but she’s definitely cheap-ass and doesn’t put up with a rip-off.

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18 Feb 2019

You’re Not A Rockstar: How to Deal With Dreams That Haven’t Come True

Nobody watches the Grammys anymore right? Television is dead. Music is deader, and anything relevant is on Reddit, right? I found myself watching a real television in a real house with my boyfriend and his parents on Grammy night 2019. As a child, I dreamed of being a rock and

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18 Feb 2019

Weed Delivery Gets the Green Light in California

Guest post by Kate Harveston As the old cliché goes, the most dangerous aspect of using marijuana remains being caught with it. With more states legalizing cannabis for medical or recreational purposes, law enforcement has struggled with establishing guidelines for what qualifies as intoxication behind the wheel. No definitive screening

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16 Feb 2019

Oakland Teachers Announce Official Strike Date

Oakland teachers announced they will strike beginning Thursday at a press conference held at Oakland Education Association headquarters Saturday afternoon. Keith Brown, president of the union and a teacher at Bret Harte Middle School, declined to put an expiration date on the action. The district expects students to continue attending

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