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The education of young people is increasingly, if not exclusively, coming from the internet. And a big part of it is from the website Wikipedia. The English-language version alone has more than three million entries. It’s consistently ranked as one of the most visited websites in the world, after...
If your kid comes up to you on Thanksgiving and asks you, "What should I be thankful for? I can't think of anything!" you should say to that child, "Boy (or girl), do I have the book for you!" (especially if you are a character in a commercial). In the book I See Kindness Everywhere, by Lafayette...
The Occupy Wall Street protests have started a national conversation about how capitalism should work – or if it can work at all. But for all the talk about the problems with our financial system, it seems like few workable solutions have emerged. After several large bank bailouts, many people feel...
This report is part of a two-part series produced by Richmond Pulse, Richmond Confidential, and New America Media. Read part two here. This report was written under a pseudonym for the author's protection. RICHMOND, Calif. – You may have heard of “cyber bullying,” but an even more deadly...
You don’t have to be outside for long to realize that here in the Bay Area, we are surrounded by wildlife. Long before houses and roads and cities popped up, wild animals reigned supreme. As we negotiate our relationship to the remaining members of that wildlife, there’s bound to be some tension....
The Jewish Theatre in San Francisco is closing at the end of its current season. In its 34 years, the company has produced original plays and reproductions ranging from works inspired by Yiddish poetry and Biblical traditions, to plays about the experiences of German Jews between the world wars,...
John Santos is a five-time Grammy-nominated percussionist in the Afro-Latin tradition. He’s a San Francisco native, who chose to explore his family’s roots in Puerto Rico and Cape Verdean Islands through his music. His career as an educator, composer, writer, and performer spans 35 years. When it...
President Obama continues to tout his jobs bill, though it hasn’t been getting much traction in Congress. Still, there are a few industries that have been growing without government help: tech, healthcare, and interestingly, pawnshops. The History Channel’s reality TV show “Pawn Stars” reflects how...
This weekend, the San Francisco Film Society is showcasing some of the best filmmakers from around the Bay Area. It’s part of an annual festival called Cinema By the Bay taking place at the New People Cinema in San Francisco’s Japantown, and it’s going on right now. SFFS programmer Sean Uyehara...
BAY AREA BOOK WORLD BREAKING NEWS Given the growing Occupy Wall Street movement, it’s easy to say, “I’m done with reading! No more Charles Dickens. No more Shakespeare, or Ozzie Osbourne. I’m headed to the streets!” But wait. If you must put your current books down, pick up another book. Perhaps a...
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