Many things will change during your time here but the one thing that will remain constant is that at no point will anyone ask you 'how old are you?' but rather 'how long have you lived here?'
The one film locals won't want to miss at this year's San Francisco Silent Film Festival is The Last Edition, a 1925 independent production shot largely in The City by the Bay.
So far, the 34th America's Cup, the first one on U.S. shores since 1995, has felt like a test run and a dizzying, confusing one at that.
Silent films can transport us back in time. Movies from the early years of the 20th century are filled with details which reveals the way people used to live, work, think, fall in love, solve problems, act silly, and get by on a daily basis.
Dogpatch is proof that good things come in small packages. The charming microhood was largely industrial for years, but has become a budding enclave of artisans and craftsmen. It maintains a sleepy, untouched vibe on the surface, with palpitating creativity at the core.
Today, when we think of Alfred Hitchcock, the films that come to mind are his taut thrillers and stories of suspense from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
There's a lot packed into those glorious 49 square miles, and my to-do list ranged from the basic (how could I have never been to Alcatraz?) to the ambitious (biking the Wiggle every day obviously means I'm ready to tackle the Marin Headlands) to the outside-the-box (energy healing is the perfect antidote to moving anxiety, right?).
Tom Stoppard's genius has never shone more brightly than in Arcadia, his intricate and passionate exploration of the pursuit of cutting-edge scientific knowledge, arcane literary discovery, artistic and scholarly fame, and uninhibited, uncommitted sex.
photo by Lisa Keating It's hard to walk away from a Mike Leigh production and not appreciate the brilliance in the Brit's wit and ability to make...
There are a lot of places in the Bay Area to make Mom's day even more special. We've outlined some Sunday offerings below. You can also visit the Top 10 Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in the Bay Area to read restaurant reviews. Make a reservation, and don't forget to bring a present!
Having weathered a major regulatory attack, Lyft, SideCar, and Uber are on the verge of becoming the default mode of urban transport.
The basic idea of communities controlling more of their own power mix in order to lower costs, increase renewables and protect the environment is sound. But the Shell contract with San Francisco will create no new renewables while raising green house gases.
Mr. Landsel, with all that being said, I'm hoping you are starting to catch what I'm pitching. Just as our homeless population stinks, so do your arguments.
If you love music and films about music, the one screening not to miss at this year's Sonoma International Film Festival is Boogie Stomp.
Forget the Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz and Ghirardelli Square. We're taking you on a local's tour of San Francisco.
The Bay Lights is a living, moving example of how art can help transform a city -- on many fronts -- and it certainly illuminates the importance of public art, in general.