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The Drug That Makes You Spend All Your Money

Abilify treats depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, but it can also lead to compulsive gambling, shopping, eating, and...

Why Would You Fake Having Cancer?

A lymphoma survivor investigates disease scamming — a growing trend of faking health tragedies to rake in donations. OK Whatever Most people didn’t know that I had cancer. They...

I Was Talking With a Ghost

What’s it like hunting for spirits in a 134-year-old Victorian house. OK Whatever It’s almost 10 p.m. on a Saturday night and I’m sitting in pitch-black darkness inside a...

I Got a Yoni Massage For Journalism

The tantric healing modality is supposed to release tension through your vagina. But it was more like getting finger-banged by a stranger. OK Whatever It was the middle of the...

The Rise and Fall of Snortable Chocolate

Coco Loko was poised to become the next fad, but then the FDA intervened and it’s since disappeared from the internet. OK Whatever When Legal Lean started selling a snortable...

Going to a Witch Dance on Halloween

How a sect of politically active, feminist neopagans try to make the world a better place, one night a year. OK Whatever The setting was incongruous. They were in a midcentury...
Grooving With Rockin’ Jim

For more than four decades, the KPOO DJ has been spinning '50s and '60s tunes on nighttime radio. SF Weekly It’s a little before 8:30 p.m. on a Monday night, and Jim Rigsbee is sitting in the studio at public radio station KPOO, shuffling through a stack of CDs and...

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Dank Digits

Incorporating weed into nail art is the new way to show your love for the plant. SF Weekly Walk into any nail salon and chances are you’ll be greeted with the smells of rubbing alcohol and acetone. But a new trend is sweeping the nail-art world that might introduce...

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Two Semi-Charmed Hours With Stephan Jenkins

The Third Eye Blind frontman dishes on the band's next album, trolling Republicans, and becoming 'a whole person.' SF Weekly Interviewing Stephan Jenkins is like herding cats or trying to get my very untrained dog Mischa to do a trick. He evades questions, changes the...

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Like What You’re Hearing?

Thank Clams Casino. SF Weekly In 2011, Michael Volpe was a 23-year-old physical therapy student who lived in the historic township of Nutley, N.J., with his mom and her two dachshunds. In his spare time, Volpe produced beats under the name Clams Casino and used...

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When The Going Gets Tough, Growl

Beach Goth 2016 was a fiasco and City Club sounds too polished, but The Growlers don't give a shit. SF Weekly I’m lucky to get Brooks Nielsen of The Growlers on the phone when I call on a recent Thursday afternoon. “I do the whole ‘I’m not talking to anybody anymore’...

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Racing Goosebumps

How DJ Jazzy Jeff and 20 others spent a week creating an album. SF Weekly If there’s one thing you should know about DJ Jazzy Jeff, it’s that even though he lives in the woods outside of Philadelphia, there’s almost always a few people at his house. In fact, it’s for...

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Inside the Mind of a Slumerican

Alabama rapper Yelawolf reveals his true feelings about women — or, as he calls them, "bitches." SF Weekly Had Hillary Clinton won the election, this article would have been different. But she didn’t, and Donald Trump did — and now I can’t look at a number of things,...

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The Metamorphosis of a Rapper

How Miami emcee Denzel Curry spent the better part of 2015 working on himself. SF Weekly For most of 2015, mum was the word for Miami rapper Denzel Curry. The 21-year-old emcee kept a low profile, only emerging once in June to release the double EP, 32 Zel/Planet...

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Who Is Joanna Newsom?

Demystifying Northern California's enigmatic harpist SF Weekly In 19 minutes and 53 seconds, I tried to crack Joanna Newsom. I wanted to figure out who she was, because Newsom, a 34-year-old singer and harpist raised in Nevada City, is an equation that doesn't add up....

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Metal 101

Gary Holt, The Guitarist For Legendary Thrash Metal Band Slayer, Explains The Genre to a Novice SF Weekly Last month, I went to see Metallica perform at AT&T Park the day before the Super Bowl. It was the first metal show I'd ever attended — and it was terrible....

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A Different Stream

Zoë Keating Wants to Disrupt The Music Industry — In Artists' Favor SF Weekly (Cover Story) It was springtime 2015, and Zoë Keating was staring at rabbits. Through the curved window of the Georgian house outside of London, Keating, a critically acclaimed independent...

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