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 Victorian house in East Oakland. There’re about 15 other people here — each of whom paid the...

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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 day on a Monday and I was lying on my bed topless, wearing only black undies. A man who was...

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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 chocolate called Coco Loko in 2017, it made sense. The three-year-old Orlando,...

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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 auditorium in Richmond, California, with wooden flip-up seats and the faded lines of an old...

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Feeding S.F.’s “Heart-Smart,” Low-Sodium Foodies

Planning daily meals for hundreds of seniors is no easy task. SF Weekly It’s lunchtime at Rhoda Goldman Plaza, an assisted living community in Pacific Heights, and the 45-table dining room is in full swing. Uniformed and name-tagged waiters zig-zag around the L-shaped...

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Throwback on Wheels

There's just something about riding in a vintage Volkswagen van that makes taking a tour of San Francisco so appealing. SF Weekly A vintage Volkswagen van covered in psychedelic, S.F.-centric paintings idles on the corner of Jefferson and Hyde streets, its doors wide...

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California Girl

Zoe Magee of Zoe Bikini has been selling swimsuits in the Mission for a decade. And yes, you’ll find itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie, polka dot bikinis. SF Weekly On 18th St. in the Mission, tucked between a salon and a wine bar, is a swimsuit boutique called Zoe Bikini....

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I Rubbed Snail Goo on My Face and It Obliterated My Acne

Pop Sugar Some partners call their lovers "bae" or "boo." But my boyfriend? He calls me "Snail Face." Technically, he's correct. Twice a day, every day, I rub a tablespoon of snail mucin — also called snail secretion filtrate — over my face and neck. Even though it...

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Nasty Dad

U.K. grime producer Mr. Mitch tackles the subject of fatherhood, and tries his hand at singing. SF Weekly In the early 2000s, while Americans obsessed over Justin Timberlake’s solo debut and all things Britney Spears, a new branch of electronic music called grime was...

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The Music Industry Hates Trump

A look at the myriad of songs that have been released since the Commander-in-Chief entered the picture. SF Weekly Los Angeles rappers YG and Nipsey Hussle spearheaded the trend of anti-Trump songs when they released their boom-bap track “Fuck Donald Trump” in March...

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Groovy Fungi

Chicago DJ Mark Farina brought 'mushroom jazz' to S.F. in the early '90s. Now, he's taken it to Dallas. SF Weekly On Twitter, musician and DJ Mark Farina recently posted a photo of two song waveforms. Over one that looked like a solid bar, Farina wrote, “I prefer...

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Cash Rules Every Song Around Me

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers recently sued nine venues around the country for playing members' music without paying. The Grand Nightclub in San Francisco is one of them. SF Weekly We’re living in a golden age for live music. Seemingly...

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