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Mary Brown Has Died But She Lives On in All of Us

Tweet My good friend Mary Brown died about ten days ago. Yesterday, Saturday December 19, 2015, there was a stirring memorial for her, attended by well over 200 of her friends and family, all inspirations to her while she lived. But as the grief poured out and the memories piled up, the charming and hilarious […]

Forget Affordability: In Defense of Cheap Rent!

Tweet As a resident of San Francisco’s latest Community Land Trust property—the Pigeon Palace—I am enjoying the new peace of mind that comes from knowing that I will never be evicted from my home. I’ve been happily surprised to feel a subtle shift in my experience of daily life–I hadn’t realized how much I was […]

Notes From Technotopia: On The Cruelty Of Indifference

Tweet This is a guest post from the incomparable Guillermo Gomez-Peña, which I’m delighted to post here. An anti-gentrification philosophical tantrum by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, 2015 (In his most recent philosophical tantrum, performance artist and poet Gómez-Peña reflects on the dangers of the ultimate “creative city,” and what it means to become a foreigner in his […]

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