08 Apr 2016

Artist Takes Portraits After 1, 2, 3 Glasses of Wine

If you need photographic evidence that wine makes people happy, we have it – and it’s thanks to photographer Marcos Alberti. In his wine project, he gathered people from all walks of life, gave them glasses of wine and photographed the people after one, two, and three glasses. On his website, he says, “the first picture was taken…

Joan-Didion
06 Apr 2016

How to Support Your Writer Friends

“What does a writer say after sex? Was it as good for me as it was for you?” –David Foster Wallace There’s a lot of stereotypes about writers: We’re poor, depressed, and reclusive. We’re loners who demand attention. We tend towards alcoholism like coal miners get black lung disease and we also off ourselves in…

30 Mar 2016

Healing and Bright: The Inspiration Behind Rik Parker’s Jewelry Collection

It’s not every day you meet an inspiring person who is doing what they love with a purpose. One of those special people is a New York jewelry designer based in beautiful Battery Park City. On a December evening back in 2013 I received a tweet from a NYC denim designer named Rik. He had followed my…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.




10 Mar 2016

Surviving Pups of Michael Vick’s Fighting Ring Are Old, Happy, and Starring in a New Documentary

I can’t believe it, but it’s been nearly nine years since famed NFL quarterback Michael Vick helped put dog fighting in the public eye. Ahh yes, when police raided his home with a search warrant for drugs, they found 51 pit bulls along with substantial evidence of a gigantic dogfighting ring, all hidden in a wooded…

03 Mar 2016

10 Benefits Of Reading and Why You Should Do It Daily

How often do you read? Facebook posts and tweets don’t count. If you’re like most, the answer falls somewhere between “very little” and “not enough.” In honor of World Book Day, here are 10 reasons you should read something, stat. 1. Mental Stimulation Several studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow down the progress…

03 Mar 2016

Robin Williams Tunnel Gets Official Sign

Via the Associated Press A tunnel with rainbow arches that connects the Golden Gate Bridge to greater Marin County has officially become the Robin Williams tunnel. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the new Robin Williams Tunnel signs were installed Monday night. The tunnel was unofficially known as the Waldo Tunnel. The California State Senate…

27 Feb 2016

San Francisco Library Hosts Story Hour Where Drag Queens Read to Children

I never would have thought about it until now, but children and drag queens are a match made in an extra fabulous heaven. Both love glitter, make up, dressing up in extravagant attires, and other awesome things. Image via RADAR Productions RADAR Productions, a San Francisco nonprofit that gives a voice to queer…