David Downs

David Downs 

Bio:
An independent journalist based in San Francisco, David Downs has covered, arts, technology and culture since 1996 and appears in Wired, Rolling Stone, and The Onion. He contributes the weekly column "Legalization Nation" to the Express and co-edits the Marijuana Business Report — a twice-a-month trade newsletter... more
  • Mercy Mercy Me
  • Mercy Mercy Me

    Soul Salon 10 finds inspiration in Marvin Gaye.
  • Would You Like Beer with That?

    State liquor inspectors curtail value meals at Oakland's French Fry Factory.
  • Drones Club
  • Drones Club

    Musical chairs and turntables
  • Chicks?
  • Chicks?

    Check!
  • Dropping the Bomb
  • Dropping the Bomb

    Local artist riles port with explosive proposal, and 21 Grand finds a new home.
  • Return to Cinder
  • Return to Cinder

    Studio One rose from the ashes of a charred orphanage. Now total renovation will tear it down.
  • Less Than Grand News

    Oakland gallery and performance space 21 Grand loses its lease.
  • Jaywalking Threat to Society
  • Jaywalking Threat to Society

    Liminal promoter busted; plus, it's fund-raise or die for the Oakland Box.

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    A needling question, how common is knife play, and how living with a small child impacts one’s bondage life.
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    Oakland-based podcaster Roman Mars is propping up independent radio producers across the country through Radiotopia, a new collective of innovative storytelling shows.
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    Juntos dance collective is based in Oakland, but performers hail from top dance schools across the country, and the performances take place in South American countries.

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