A Story About Singapore’s Urban Development in Six Parts

As debates about SF’s housing crisis and high-density zoning rage on, let’s take a look back at how one viciously contentious development was approved in the early ‘60s.

A map of the three neighborhoods in the Twin Peaks area: Clarendon Heights, Midtown Terrace, and Twin Peaks/Upper Market.

A while back, someone asked me what exactly I meant by “nuanced”…

Screencap from “Jealous (Live At Capitals Summertime Ball 2016)” © 2016 This is Global LTD; collage by author.

Meet SF’s First-Wave Feminist Housing Mogul

Grace & Jackson Perego (then ages 38 & 10) in 1923. Passport photo from the National Archives.


Helen Grace Greenwood Yager stands up, cradling her three-month-old son Jackson. She’s 28, her patrician features brushed with the haze of new parenthood. She raises her right hand and swears to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help her god. It’s 1913.

Millionaire. Activist. Romantic. SOE Operative.

A conceptual work, two short essays, and a sidequest.


Corpus Companion is a system for creating a complete Companion body of work, based on the parameters of an Original body of work.

Background and Procedure

The American band Nirvana was active from 1987 until Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994. I will use its body of work as the example for Corpus Companion’s…

Devin Smith

Musician, bookseller, and library worker in SF. http://devinsmith.work

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