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Is Trump's Campign the Altamont of Politics?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Only four months after the Woodstock festival's orgy of peace and love, Altamont has come to paradoxically symbolize the violent, abrupt conclusion of the utopian hippie era.

The City In Focus: Haight Street Hitchhiker

Mark Coggins | Posted 02.12.2016 | San Francisco
Mark Coggins

Image Copyright (c) Mark Coggins, 2015 Skateboarder hitching a ride on a truck in the Haight. The City in Focus features regular posts of San Franci...

An American Road Trip Off the Beaten Path

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Bibbi Abruzzini

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road. I woke up in a hotel room in Las Vegas, the su...

Magic Bus Provides a Pyschedelic "Hippie Tour" of San Francisco

Mark Chesnut | Posted 10.27.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

It's hard to mistake the Magic Bus for any other vehicle that departs from San Francisco's touristy Union Square. The psychedelic colors that wind around the former school bus make it perfectly clear that this is a ride back in time. To the 1960s, to be exact.

AFAR's Exhaustive Guide To San Francisco

AFAR | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel

With tech dollars came plenty of new restaurants, bars and shops.

PHOTOS: Take A Trip Through Hippie History

sfpllogo_hires | Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.16.2012 | San Francisco

A stroll down Haight Street today will undoubtedly evoke a certain 1960s nostalgia. Live guitar music still warbles from street corners, tie-dyed t...

An Excerpt From "The Street"

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 09.06.2012 | San Francisco
M.W. Jacobs

It may be slight and subtle, but when you turn from a side street onto Haight Street, there is a click, and he feels it now as he turns onto the south side of Haight heading west.

PHOTOS: The City's First Official Hippie Museum?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.18.2012 | San Francisco

They say if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't really there. Now some San Franciscans are hoping to create something that will do much of that re...

SOMA Isn't a Drug: San Francisco Geography 101

Zachary Ehren | Posted 11.29.2011 | San Francisco
Zachary Ehren

Week one's assignment on the syllabus included immersing myself in the city and taking mental notes of the neighborhoods I passed through. Luckily this assignment came with a cheat sheet.

Ode to San Francisco on My Way to New York

Michael Tong | Posted 09.28.2011 | San Francisco
Michael Tong

When people move to San Francisco, I often hear a lot of disappointment in their tone. This was, in fact, my own impression of the city when I first moved here two years ago from Washington, DC.

Matt Sledge

PHOTOS: Saturday Night At The Red Vic | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.10.2011 | San Francisco

The Red Vic may be dying, but Jonathan Richman's virtuosic performance proved a very enjoyable death rattle. On July 25, the collectively-owned Hai...

The Trustafarian and the Rat

Ted McCagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ted McCagg


McDonald's Price Hike Upsets Homeless

San Francisco Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

What would seemingly be an issue of capitalism and supply and demand in any other city, or any other neighborhood in San Francisco, has instead morphe...