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District 2 residents: Join me for my mobile Office Hours - Talk & Tacos- this Saturday from 10:30-12:30PM at Tacos Sinaloa. My staff and I will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and city happenings. If you'd like to reserve a time slot, call 510-238-7002.
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Crap. More hipsters gonna be clogging up the line now.
Jack London was a champagne socialist who lived on a ranch in Sonoma County. Hypocrite.
Great article!! I love Tacos Sinaloa
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Brodie will ultimately fail at his quests until he learns to respect others instead of unilaterally demanding respect that only goes one way. Maybe one day he will learn that there is a difference between having the balls to take a stance and just being a dick.
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Kona Club has been open 365 days a year for 16 years.
Club Mallard in Albany has been open 365 days a year since the 90s.
So if you're broke, you should go see animals being abused? This is a place that has actually had a former employee charged with felonies for cruelty to animals! East Bay Express, I expect more from you, I really do. There's a million wonderful CHEAP things to do across the east bay that doesn't involve helping people profit off abuse.
Squid Inc is not merely a rockin' delight, it's also a mind opener. Who would have thought Toxic could be arranged for string quartet and not sound like a stunt ?
Please include / interview Needa Bee - the Lumpia Lady - a Filipino Oakland original!
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Interesting that you didn't find a line at Jim's on a weekend? We went last year and there was a good-sized line even at 11a. The line moves fast, tho; those waitresses are pros!
My comment, as previously posted, needs a word of clarification...
The "queer and trans" narrative is all well and good; it's just not MY narrative -- and I've never claimed that the world revolves around me.
The notion of universalism (or "assimilation"), and the laundry-list approach to oppressed identities (and ostensible coalitions or communities) deserves a much longer (long overdue) fully open and civil discussion.
Yeah I remember djing a bar at the lake and them saying the music wasn't right and that they wanted a certain crowd and it "wasn't a race thing" but it clearly must have been because they certainly couldn't phrase what was wrong with the crowd without brining up race. It was the first time someone had been that upfront about the kind of unspoken racism that a lot places out here perpetuate. It was a few years ago and it's another place altogether now.
The effort "to highlight the people who don't fit neatly into the narrative visualized by two white guys kissing on their wedding day," involves the creation of a new narrative -- a narrative in which those two white guys seem increasingly irrelevant, readily ignored and dismissed, a means to an end that feels alien to their own original narrative (their concerns and interests disparaged as those of the "privileged").
The resurgence of race and gender is already having unintended(?) consequences. Imagine a version of "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" in which Nurse Ratched is cast as a feminist hero, and her (male) charges as "deplorables" -- along with the Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Neal Cassady characters from "On the Road" (and for good measure, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn).
Just don't be surprised by the backlash! "Intersectionality" cuts both ways -- or actually, in as many ways as there are individuals. The one sure casualty is universalism (now denigrated as "assimilation") -- though for many of us, ironically, that (along with personal freedom) was initially the goal.
Some attributes already have fallen off the laundry list of explicitly recognized oppressions. Does this even matter? It matters to me, as a gay ("cisgender") male Jew -- and it will only matter more urgently when the pitchforks and torches appear on the street. I'm not sure the trade-offs are worth it.
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