Weekends are for amateurs. Weeknights are for pros. That's why each week Stuart Schuffman will be exploring a different San Francisco bar, giving you the lowdown on how and where to do your weeknight right. From the most creative cocktails to the best happy hours, Stuart's taking you along on his weeknight adventures into the heart of the City's nightlife. So, who wants a drink?
Alright, so you're overeducated and underpaid. But there is one arena where the underdog becomes overdog, and the useless degree becomes useful: bar trivia night. Gathering a group of like-minded friends and a couple of pitchers at one of these events can be a perfectly blissful way to pass a weekday night (and discover previously unknown penchants for 80's music or geography on the path to victory). Here are five of the city's best trivia nights. Wage slaves be forewarned: trivia is a weeknight pastime, as it's usually a way for bars to attract customers who otherwise wouldn't show up outside the weekend.
The French-Algerian author Albert Camus stubbornly rejected characterization, a choice that resonated strongly with his diverse literary abilities. A writer of novels, philosophical treatises, short stories, and plays, he's often grouped with the French existentalists, a label that he himself found inaccurate. Best known for his novel The Stranger, Camus was the second-youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature when he was awarded the honor in 1957; two years later, he also died young, in a car accident (he had an unused train ticket in his pocket).