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Did Cinemax Get Rid Of After Dark?

Apparently yes, Cinemax finally got rid of its adult programming block After Dark after long and consecutive 30 years of the period. Read more about Did Cinemax Get Rid Of After Dark? After Dark was supposed to be the late-night, soft-core porn for the teenagers and the adults of the cable network television generation. Cinemax has […]

Will A Victrola Ruin Records?

Victrola was a trademarked (1901) gramophone marketed by the Victor Talking Machine Company, an American record company, in 1906. It was the most popular home-based phonograph available in the 1920s and 30s. The company continued to manufacture and sell these until the late 1960s. According to Eldridge R. Johnson, the company head, the name Victrola […]

Is Jean Baptiste Grenouille a Real Person?

“In 18th century France, there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and notorious personages of his time. His name was Jean Baptiste Grenouille. And if his name had been forgotten today, it is for the sole reason that his entire ambition was restricted to a domain that leaves no trace in […]

5 Must-Read Books on San Francisco Black History and Culture

Once you become interested in San Francisco history, it’s a thirst that seems to never be quenched. You find yourself falling down a rabbit hole of old photos, antique maps, personal narratives, and facts about your hometown you’ve never known, and you instantly want to learn more. Unfortunately, there are certain areas of Bay history […]

Rockridge Launches ‘1619 and Beyond’ Product Line to Spark Conversations on Black Progression

In honor of Black History Month, Rockridge — an apparel brand built to empower and support the next generation of Black and Brown leaders — is still selling their “1619 and Beyond” designs, a limited edition shirt for men and shirt-dress for women that will help fund local Oakland charities with proceeds from the sales. […]

5 Important Black Leaders in Bay Area History You Should Know

We should be doing this every day, but the 28 days in February are dedicated to highlighting and celebrating all things Black history. Black History Month is also a reminder that although many important African-American figures have paved the way to success and change for others (many of them doing this work in the Bay […]

Your Oakland Guide To Life: Live Your Best Day With These Eats, Shopping, and More

The Bay Area is one of the most booming metropolitan cities in the United States. Home to over seven million people, Oakland makes up a solid 400,000 of that. Just across the bay from San Francisco, Oakland is so much more than that random city you pass through on a night out. Its arts and […]

Today Marks The 112th Anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake

Scientists theorize and essentially know the next big whammy in imminent for our time. But for the people who survived the 1906 earthquake (that took out nearly 90%) of the city—they could not predict the reality of falling  asleep only to wake up to disaster on April, 18th 1906. A 7.8 earthquake centered near the […]

The Unknown Photographs of San Francisco’s 1906 and Beyond

As we find the pieces of San Francisco’s “colorful” past, we remember the moments that shaped our fair city. The curator’s over at Open SF History have concluded that a group of images found still remain “unknown” and they’re asking SF to help piece the mystery back together. Do you know where these images were […]

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