Daily Archives: May 28, 2013

REVIEW: Alice Smith “She”

REVIEW: Alice Smith “She”

After a six-year wait, Alice Smith finally released her heavily anticipated second album, She. Time hasn’t changed her powerhouse voice which drips with soul and emotion so thick it’s almost a sin to not sing along; however, subtle changes have come with these new tracks — a slightly gentler, mellower vibe than her last album, For […]

Kiki Rosemaria’s Raw Vegan Chocolate-Cinnamon Truffles (Naturally Sugar Free!)

Kiki Rosemaria’s Raw Vegan Chocolate-Cinnamon Truffles (Naturally Sugar Free!)

My cousin and I like to affectionately refer to these goodies as “PMS balls.” They have just the right chocolate punch but none of the over-sugared, processed guilt you get from eating a candy bar. Plus, they are easy to whip together and are really great after-dinner palette cleansers. Ingredients: 3 ounces raw cacao powder 1/3 cup […]

PLAYLIST: Introspective New Wave

PLAYLIST: Introspective New Wave

By “new wave” we don’t mean “new wave.” In this case, new wave refers to tracks that are just well… different. They genre melt, they sometimes don’t make sense, but somehow they are all linked through introspection-inducing melodies. From Radiohead’s melancholy post-industrialist reflections on consumerism to the smooth sexy dripping beats of The xx, this […]

[NSFW]: The Mercy Fuck

[NSFW]: The Mercy Fuck

Desperation is an ugly thing indeed. I recall one hot summer afternoon with a very drunk, very depressed fledgling stand-up comic who was going through what every San Francisco transplant goes through by their third year here – a nervous drunken breakdown – sitting across from me in my bedroom, giving me the “I really need to […]