Author Archives: Oaktowner

KS16: Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor Love makes you lazy. This is what I thought, trying to consider how I was going to write my first—and last—letter from the editor. Everyone involved in this issue, and in the fifteen issues preceding it, … Continue reading

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KS15: Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor As I write this, it’s early October and the Bay Area is experiencing its first rain of the season. Summer officially ended two weeks ago, but the Bay Area’s seasons are like peculiar party guests—hanging out … Continue reading

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KS15: Acknowledgements

Kitchen Sink thanks the Alameda County Arts Commission, Barry and everyone at ABCo Artspace for making it work, Lagunitas Brewing Company for its generous do-nation, Miguel Depedro for all his help, 16 Bitch Pile-Up for a stellar set, all of … Continue reading

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Sex Fact: Sex for Teens

Sex Fact: Sex for Teens Between 1990 and 2000, the teen pregnancy rate dropped by nearly 30 percent.Also way down are teen births and abortions. Is it because U.S. teens just aren’t screwing as much ’cause they spend so much … Continue reading

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Tip, You Bastards

Tip, You Bastards by Amy Reed illustration by Justin Wambult-Reynolds I’M NOT A real waitress. I stand behind a counter writing your order on a pad of tickets that has not changed since the 1950s, when women like me wore … Continue reading

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Tall Guys, Short Women: Searching for the Opposite

Tall Guys, Short Women Searching for the Opposite by Kaya Oakes illustration by Emily Oinen I once read, in a book about witchcraft, about something called the Wheel of Attraction. Around the wheel are different body types. Once you found … Continue reading

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Ice-Cream-Filled Martini Olives

Ice-Cream-Filled Martini Olives by Karen Hildebrand illustration by David Wilson IT’S 10 DEGREES in Manhattan and my breath billows in cartoon talk bubbles that dampen the cashmere pashmina wrapped around my neck up to my ears. This could be the … Continue reading

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Signs: Hardest Moon

Signs: Hardest Moon The math: When the moon moves into the sign opposite the sun, “full moons” occur. For example, during Scorpio’s season in the sun (Oct. 21-Nov. 20ish), the moon hits the full mark during the nights when it … Continue reading

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Blasphemous Rumors: Tips for Kindergoth Christian Teens

Blasphemous Rumors Tips for Kindergoth Christian Teens by Jen Burke Anderson illustration by Caleb Morris SUNDAY WAS THE first lovely day of this entire miserable spring. I was planted outside the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, the sun … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pascal’s Chocolate Rum Cake

Recipe: Pascal’s Chocolate Rum Cake by Aneesa Davenport illustration by Serina Koester When I visited home last Thanksgiving, I got to watch my mother splash spiced rum into warm butternut squash before mashing it, then deglaze her fried sage pan … Continue reading

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