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Occupation at 888 Turk

The way we occupy now: San Francisco occupation of a vacant building requests “drive-by fooding” because cops won’t let food in

I fired up Twitter this morning and found out about something pretty insane happening a few blocks from my apartment in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. Occupy SF protesters have apparently taken over a vacant building owned by the Catholic diocese. The police blockading the occupation of 888 Turk Street aren’t allowing food past the barricades, so [...]

Super Sad True SXSW Story, Or, Ray Kurzweil is Wrong About Everything

Super Sad True SXSW Story, Or, Ray Kurzweil is Wrong About Everything

I read Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story while I was flying back from South by Southwest. It’s probably the best novel I’ve read recently (although to be fair that just means I liked it better than Freedom). The book is about trying to rediscover love and humanity in a narcissistic, insolvent alter-present/future in [...]

Unimpressed Mother Jones meme

Unimpressed Mother Jones meme

I love the work I do at Mother Jones but sometimes I think it’s hard for us to clear the bar set by our namesake, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones. So I made this meme in the mode of Condescending Wonka: