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2008 Stories by Katy St. Clair

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  • Dating Games at the Mix

    published December 24, 2008

    Mama always told me to get a gay roommate, but I never listened ... until now. It took him all of two hours after moving in to completely... More >>

  • Point of (a Great) View

    published December 17, 2008

    In my hour of darkness, in my time of need, I turn to the one source of comedy that always manages to pull me out of my rut: More >>

  • Yielding to Facebook reunions at Yield

    published December 10, 2008

    After my initial Friendster addiction, which was, naturally, closely followed by a MySpace obsession, I was none-too-excited to join Facebook.... More >>

  • The Beer Whisperer

    published December 3, 2008

    On election night, when all of my friends were gathered at my house to celebrate, I got a surprise visitor. "He's yours!" a couple of my pals... More >>

  • Shaken, stirred, and slow at Beretta

    published November 26, 2008

    When Bourbon and Branch first opened, it was really something special. The Tenderloin bar's cocktails are "handcrafted" by people who are... More >>

  • Listening to guy talk at the Hyatt

    published November 19, 2008

    "It was awful, and I will never, ever forget it," said the woman at the end of the Hyatt's horseshoe-shaped bar. She and her friend were... More >>

  • Tattoo You

    published November 12, 2008

    It might just be me, but it seemed everyone was saying "Obama" when I walked past them on the street this week. The day after the election, I... More >>

  • Moving Pains

    published November 5, 2008

    People talk about how hard it is dealing with death, and breakups, and losing a limb on the train tracks, and stuff like that. But there is one... More >>

  • Bringing Home the Bacon

    published October 29, 2008

    There may be six degrees separating me from Kevin Bacon, but there were three bar stools between me and the couple roundly dissing a co-worker... More >>

  • Salvation for Drunk Punks

    published October 29, 2008

    What are alcoholic punk rockers to do? All of their lives have been spent fighting the system, avoiding the masses, rejecting a deity, and... More >>

  • Project fag hag

    published October 22, 2008

    If Project Runway has taught me anything, it's that my mother is a fag hag. I had no idea until she announced that she just loved Austin... More >>

  • Float like a butterfly, bowl like a woman at the Chieftain

    published October 15, 2008

    Professional bowling is fascinating, but you knew that already. The really fascinating professional bowling happens in the women's... More >>

  • With a Bullitt

    published October 15, 2008

    In a city that prides itself on hurling odd things down steep streets (Big Wheels, cable cars, Steve McQueen), it makes sense that the Red Bull... More >>

  • Feeling a little bit country at Pissed Off Pete's

    published October 8, 2008

    My friend who works at was compiling a list of the most depressing albums of... More >>

  • Marin Republicans love them some Sarah Palin

    published October 8, 2008

    It's lonely being a Republican in Marin County. According to Greenbrae resident and former archconservative KSFO radio host Melanie Morgan,... More >>

  • Psychos and sour grapes at the Casanova

    published October 1, 2008

    The Casanova has big glass grapes hanging from the ceiling, the kind you saw in your algebra teacher's family room when he had the class over... More >>

  • Helmet Hellcats

    published October 1, 2008

    Before Extreme sports with a capital E, there was the extreme sport (little e) of roller derby, where ladies in roller skates bash, shove, elbow,... More >>

  • Cheese puffs and sexual pokes

    published September 24, 2008

    I've walked into the Monk's Kettle multiple times, looked around at the wall-to-wall people, and decided on other, less packed venues. But last... More >>

  • Sports Buffs

    published September 24, 2008

    When you think of nudism and the Olympics (and who doesn't?), your mind probably goes to the Nazi propaganda films of Leni Riefenstahl, where... More >>

  • Playing Dead

    published September 24, 2008

    Dead Channels: The San Francisco Festival of Fantastic Film is a 10-day celebration of offbeat cinema that takes the "fantasy" genre and... More >>

  • Free association economy

    published September 17, 2008

    Pull up a chair, gentle reader, and tuck into another 1,100 words from someone who really doesn't know what she is talking about, but is making... More >>

  • The Hooters Inspector at Gold Dust Lounge

    published September 10, 2008

    There comes a time in every crossworder's life when she picks up a Sunday New York Times Magazine, pen in hand, and rips through that... More >>

  • CHiPs and Shields

    published September 3, 2008

    Folks who know me know that I am a driver. I take my car everywhere. The Critical Mass people probably have me on a dart board in their club... More >>

  • The North Beach Drinking Olympics

    published August 27, 2008

    "You know I avoid the Olympics like the plague," my mom recently wrote in an e-mail, "but you have to see the opening ceremony. It is just... More >>

  • Heckled to Death: The Mystery of a Good Joke

    published August 20, 2008

    I love mysteries, preferably British ones with asexual detectives who have odd personality quirks. My entire Netflix queue consists of what my... More >>

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