What is astounding and demoralizing about the whole thing is that the very reason these people are coming here is because they like multi-culturalism and artists …and they are driving these people out. It’s almost like cannibalism.
Bob Mason, a Bernal Heights resident on the recent 26 percent jump in evictions in San Francisco’s Mission District. The gentrification of the Mission is displacing the mostly Latin@ working class locals, including terminally ill artist Rene Yañez, who faces an eviction order to leave his family’s apartment of 35 years next July.
Housing prices in San Francisco increased 26% between 2011 and 2012, with the median home price rising to almost $600,000. The average rent of a two-bedroom property is over $1,900 per month, or 4.6 full-time jobs at San Francisco’s minimum wage.
Richard Feynman has inspired countless scientists with his tenacity, passion, and ingenuity. Not only was he a badass particle physicist, but he also was a generally interesting person who led a generally interesting life. I guarantee he can get you interested in physics, or Tannu Tuva. Feynman was also a talented artist who drew portraits. And ever heard about his experimentations with mind-altering substances?
Feynman was, like I said, an interesting guy. And in his 1974 Caltech commencement speech, he offered some pretty excellent advice to young scientists:
Just over a month after the release of the Chromecast, my technophile flatmate and I were finally able to get our hands on one. Both of us immediately swooned over the simple, user-friendly interface— and from the moment I cast my first Chrome tab to our television (from my MacBook Pro), I knew I was in love. I felt like my devices were, at last, working together as they were meant to.