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Pete Kane

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Pete Kane is a total gaylord who is trying to get to every national park before age 40
News, The Snitch Queer Film Event, my gaze//yr gaze, Debuts in SF Sunday

Queer Film Event, my gaze//yr gaze, Debuts in SF Sunday

This Sunday, after the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have crowned a new Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary, and the pastel-hued crowds have left Golden Gate Park, a goodly portion of the Bay Area’s queer arts community will convene at…
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Dining, SFoodie Mandu, in the Castro, is a Place to Party

Mandu, in the Castro, is a Place to Party

For all its recent leaps and bounds away from culinary mediocrity, the Castro is still primarily a place people come to get inebriated. Mandu, website-less the Asian street food restaurant that has gone in where Barracuda Sushi used to…
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News, The Snitch HER, a New App for Women Who Love Women, Isn't Just Grindr for Girls

HER, a New App for Women Who Love Women, Isn't Just Grindr for Girls

Just as gay bars tend to be heavily slanted towards men over women, the same unfair dynamic has played itself out online. Hook-up apps such as Grindr, Scruff, Planet Romeo and the like all skew pretty much exclusively male,…
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News, The Snitch GLBT History Museum Will Be Around Another Five Years — At Least

GLBT History Museum Will Be Around Another Five Years — At Least

The GLBT History Museum on 18th Street in the Castro began in 2011 as “an experiment,” in the words of Executive Director Paul Boneberg. It was the first of its kind in the United States, and the project’s principals…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Post Soviet: Breakfast Pop-Up Makes a Communist Peasant’s Breakfast Look Yummy

Post Soviet: Breakfast Pop-Up Makes a Communist Peasant’s Breakfast Look Yummy

Not that many people equate the former Soviet Union with freshness and abundance, but that might soon change once people get used to Post Soviet, a pop-up at farm:table that's now happening most Monday mornings and early afternoons. ("Post" cleverly…
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News, The Snitch How Trans Rights Could Lead to a More Progressive Jail System

How Trans Rights Could Lead to a More Progressive Jail System

In most municipalities where the position of sheriff is an elected office, the occupants of that office tend to favor the law-and-order side of life. San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, by contrast, has a huge picture of Angela Davis…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Burmese Barbecue Makes Total Sense

Burmese Barbecue Makes Total Sense

The tagline for Burma Bear — "Burmese and BBQ, together at last..." — makes it sound like it fills an obvious niche the way Reese's Pieces did for chocolate and peanut butter. Having eaten there, I'm now inclined to think…
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Dining, SFoodie Post-Soviet: Breakfast Pop-Up Makes a Communist Peasant's Breakfast Look Yummy

Post-Soviet: Breakfast Pop-Up Makes a Communist Peasant's Breakfast Look Yummy

Not that many people equate the former Soviet Union with freshness and abundance, but that might soon change once people get used to Post Soviet, a pop-up at farm:table that’s now happening most Monday mornings and early afternoons. (“Post”…
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Dining, SFoodie Bisou Bistronomy Has an Escargot Slider. Do You Dare?

Bisou Bistronomy Has an Escargot Slider. Do You Dare?

The first time I had escargot, I was still a teenager and I was ready for a double-dog-dare type of gross-out payoff. Instead, it was a dish whose protein base had been all but rendered indistinguishable by butter and…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Emanuel Coffee Brings Homespun Charm to the Old Cuco’s Space

Emanuel Coffee Brings Homespun Charm to the Old Cuco’s Space

When the family-owned Cuco's Burritos closed after interminable squabbles with the landlord, I assumed its replacement would be something hideously slick and corporate. What a relief to be proven dead wrong, smug, know-it-all cynic that I am. I'm still going…
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News, The Snitch Another Assault at Toad Hall During a Protest For LGBT People of Color

Another Assault at Toad Hall During a Protest For LGBT People of Color

For the second time in six weeks, Castro gay bar Toad Hall was the site of hostile pushback against a peaceful #BlackLivesMatter and #TransLivesMatter protest. On Saturday, February 28, a rally against violence began at Jane Warner Plaza at…
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Dining, SFoodie Buffalo Club, an Upscale Sports Bar with Room to Party, Now Open in the Mission

Buffalo Club, an Upscale Sports Bar with Room to Party, Now Open in the Mission

The bison head covered in glass hexagon tiles that guards the bar tells you a lot about Buffalo Club. It’s a mash-up of country tavern taxidermy and a gaudy discotheque’s icon, and it says that this might place might…
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Dining, SFoodie Burma Bear's BBQ Feels So Right the Second You Eat It

Burma Bear's BBQ Feels So Right the Second You Eat It

The tagline for Burma Bear — “Burmese and BBQ, together at last…” — makes it sound like it fills an obvious niche the way Reese’s Pieces did for chocolate and peanut butter. Having eaten there, I’m now inclined to…
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Dining, SFoodie Emanuel’s Coffee Might Be the Best Possible Successor to Cuco’s in the Lower Haight

Emanuel’s Coffee Might Be the Best Possible Successor to Cuco’s in the Lower Haight

When the family-owned Cuco’s Burritos closed after interminable squabbles with the landlord, I assumed its replacement would be something hideously slick and corporate. What a relief to be proven dead wrong, smug, know-it-all cynic that I am. I’m still…
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News, The Snitch 19th Century San Francisco Was Not Very Nice to Cross-Dressers

19th Century San Francisco Was Not Very Nice to Cross-Dressers

The San Francisco of the 19th Century exerts a romantic tug on the present day, a sepia-toned metropolis that sprang up out of nothing to attract robber barons, writers, and eccentrics only to be destroyed by an earthquake and…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Who Makes Better Indian Pizza in the Haight?

Who Makes Better Indian Pizza in the Haight?

There was always a lot of pizza in the Upper Haight, but now that Indian restaurant Tikka Masala has rebranded itself as Tikka Masala & Pizza and nearby Great Indian Food also launched its own pizza, there is something of…
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News, The Snitch Oakland’s Kin Folkz is Staging The Vagina Monologues for the Benefit of Transwomen of Color

Oakland’s Kin Folkz is Staging The Vagina Monologues for the Benefit of Transwomen of Color

Since The Vagina Monologues’ 1996 debut, Eve Ensler’s episodic Off-Broadway play has been performed across America about as many times as the Nativity scene. Along with V-Day, the larger movement where participants stage the The Vagina Monologues for the…
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Dining, Fresh Eats What, You’re Not Drinking Bone Broth Yet?

What, You’re Not Drinking Bone Broth Yet?

It's a tonic, it's a digestive aid, it's a substitute for the morning coffee, it's a way for emasculated office drones to reconnect with the Cro-Magnon within. Amino-acid-rich bone broth, that Paleo sensation, has become so popular that people are…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Flying Falafel Touches Down on Market

Flying Falafel Touches Down on Market

Honestly, is there anything better than getting a large quantity of food for cheap? Like the Halal Cart a few blocks away, the Flying Falafel is serving inexpensive Middle Eastern food on Market Street, except it really knows how to…
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News, The Snitch Report: Violence Remains Endemic in LGBT Community

Report: Violence Remains Endemic in LGBT Community

Thus far, San Francisco has had a disturbingly murderous 2015, and the killing of transwoman Taja DeJesus in the Bayview last week shed more light on the disturbing prevalence of violence against the LGBT community. As a grim coincidence, the…
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