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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bisexual Women Twice as Likely to Be Sexually Abused (Study)

Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM


In 2011, we found out that bisexual women tend to be more depressed and anxious than their straight counterparts, possibly due to bisexual stigma, researchers surmised. Now a new study shows that bisexual women are also more likely to be sexually and physically abused by their (often male) partners.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Adobe Books Hopes to Avoid Shuttering by Becoming a Co-Op

Posted By on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM


By Lydia Laurenson

"There are a lot of journalists here tonight," Andrew McKinley, owner of Adobe Books, said as he poured me some wine. Indeed, I spotted no fewer than three people seeking commentary while taking handwritten notes, and one with a microphone. It made sense: a lot of San Franciscans thought the well-loved bookstore was closing due to skyrocketing rent. Wednesday night was rumored to be a "farewell reading" featuring three of the city's most remarkable writers.

See also: Bookstore Hero Wanted: Two San Francisco Stores in Trouble

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Sweet Spot: Safer Streets' Radical Protest Tactic -- That We Help Each Other

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:30 AM


The Occupy movement and resulting marches galvanized the country. But ultimately, was anything achieved? "What were we marching for, exactly?" asked many a supporter. On the day of the second big protest in Oakland, I was walking downtown and passed an older black man sitting on his porch, "Oh you don't want to go down there today. That's a big old mess down there." A mess indeed. Riot cops, helicopters, the anarchist brigade, and black clothing, but not black faces, dominated. I can only presume, considering the long economically depressed condition of West Oakland, that this man had no love for Wall Street bankers, but still, Occupy held no meaning for him.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Top Professions that Attract Psychopaths

Posted By on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM

The famous shower scene from Psycho
  • The famous shower scene from Psycho

With any job, there are always those coworkers that seem a little bit off. Perhaps it's the gal who sends you a chastising e-mail for your "improper use of mailing labels," or the guy who beats the vending machine when his Doritos get stuck. Despite the crazy-making habits of most professions, it turns out that some jobs are far more likely to attract psychopaths than others.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Yes, SF Weekly Was Sold to the Same Guy Who Owns the Examiner and Bay Guardian

Posted By on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:38 PM


SF Weekly was officially sold to the San Francisco Newspaper Company, which also owns the San Francisco Examiner and our longtime rival, the Bay Guardian.

As of midnight Wednesday, SF Weekly staff was no longer employed by Voice Media Group. Todd Vogt, president and publisher of the SF Newspaper Company, said he will consolidate operations and relocate to 225 Bush Street where the Guardian and Examiner are located.

"I'm excited," Vogt said. "I wanted this paper since I got to San Francisco -- I think it's one of the best weeklies in the country."

Voice Media Group issued the following statement this morning:

The deal, effective immediately, means that The San Francisco Newspaper Company ("SFNP") will assume operations for the paper beginning today. The sale of SF Weekly will allow Voice Media Group to focus on growth opportunities for mobile and online platforms and to develop core digital offerings in its other key markets.This is a strategic decision aligned with the long-term business goals of VMG.

"Todd Vogt is known for his expertise in the local paper space and he is a great choice to take ownership of SF Weekly," said Scott Tobias, CEO of Voice Media Group.

Financial details of the deal will not be disclosed.

So there you have it, dear readers, the latest news about the news.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

San Francisco Is a Great Place to Live if You're a Man

Posted By on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Look how happy they are! - HANNAH QUEVADO
  • Hannah Quevado
  • Look how happy they are!

Gentlemen, are you unhappy? Then you might consider moving to Boise, Idaho, which Men's Health recently ranked as the top place for men to live in its annual survey on health, happiness, and quality of life. Coming in second was San Jose, which was thrilled to be associated with something other than hockey and terrific boringness. And San Francisco ranked third.

Which cities should you avoid if you're of the Y-chromosome persuasion?

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Breaking Up With Instagram? These Five Photo Editing Apps Want to Be Your Rebound

Posted By on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:30 AM


Well, we hoped it wouldn't happen but we knew deep down that it would -- Facebook appears to be ruining Instagram. When the popular photo editing and sharing service was sold to Facebook for a whopping $1 billion earlier this year, we worried that their privacy policy might change for the worse. Sure enough, Instagram announced their new Terms of Service this week, and it included the unfortunate news that the company can now sell your photos, name, and other personal data to advertisers, without notifying you. There's no way to opt out of the policy, which goes into effect on January 16, 2013, except to delete your account. If you haven't done so by the January deadline, all your photos and personal information will become fair game.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

What the University of California Should Learn From Gap's 2010 Failed Logo Experiment

Posted By on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM


The University of California announced Friday that it was foregoing use of a system-wide monogram that spurned controversy and outcry over social media.

The logo was unveiled in November as an alternative to the university's Victorian seal and stood as a symbol for a new marketing campaign called Onward California, which aimed to build awareness and support for the work of UC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SF Weekly Seeks Interns for Arts Section and Blog

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM


Dear would-be arts journalists and critics: We want you.

SF Weekly seeks two interns for its print calendar section (Night+Day), its online calendar, and this very arts blog (The Exhibitionist). Each position begins with data-entry but quickly moves to writing. The educational value will come in numerous ways. You'll get to know the various sectors of arts and culture in San Francisco through collecting data, interviewing performers and artists, attending events, and conversing with veteran journalists. You'll also learn a complex web content management system and work on various sets of deadlines that will transfer to any publishing job.

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Being Transgender No Longer a Medical Disorder, DSM Revised

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 9:11 AM


On December 1, the American Psychiatric Association's board of trustees approved the latest revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, aka the DSM-V. In the revisions to the DSM, people who are transgender and gender non-conforming are no longer classified as having a mental disorder. As you might recall, gay people were also thought of as crazy until 1973, when the DSM-IV declassified homosexuality as an illness.

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