High FICO score be damned: Your credit is no longer any good at California medical marijuana dispensaries, whose accounts with credit-card processors have been canceled, thanks to pressure from the federal government.Merchant services providers -- the intermediaries between retailers and credit card ... More >>
As I get older, nostalgia has become an adversary I frequently want to bind with rope, coat in honey, and leave to the insects. "Guess what / nostalgia sucks," goes that NOFX song. Blunt, yet astute. Of course, that couplet is followed by, "But I miss the days of Reagan punk," a clear acknowl ... More >>
Liberty Bell TempleHere comes the pot man! Who's gonna stop him?Lower Haight resident Aaron Chandler is a pot dealer. Or, the erstwhile employee of Project Homeless Connect is the operator of a legitimate medical marijuana delivery service. Which one is it? Neither? Both? It all depends on y ... More >>
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Peter JamisonLife in the peaceable kingdomYou've got to hand it to Gregory Pike, aka Dog-Cat-Rat Man, the nomadic animal trainer who, since arriving in San Francisco last summer, has assumed a place in the city's pantheon of beloved street performers. No matter what trouble comes his way -- rain, wi ... More >>
You want your piece of a $336 million bonanza? Then read this story and follow the links. By Joe Eskenazi I’ve got two simple questions for you: Do you own a Visa, MasterCard ,or Diners Club credit, debit or ATM card? And did you spend at least a week overseas between February of 1996 and Novemb ... More >>
Look too long at these miniatures and you'll start to think everything could be made of cardboard
In Good Company is wonderfully funny, a bit sad, and unmistakably real
Is it still street art if it's on the wall of a museum?
Amid the holiday rush, Olympia the artist attacks the System in her own unique way
Tired of computer gimmickry and gadgetry for Christmas? Prepare for exhaustion!