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San Francisco Silent Film Festival Day of Silents

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 11.25.2015 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

With its many festivals devoted to so many different aspects of film, festivals goers in San Francisco are especially fortunate in their opportunity to take in movies others may have only heard or read about.

Something Is Happening: Basic Income Create-a-Thons Are Here

Scott Santens | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Scott Santens

Something is happening in San Francisco. Perhaps someday we will look back and call it an epicenter of the 21st century.

Friday Night: Notes From a Dive Bar XXXXVIII

Alan Black | Posted 11.22.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

There really is no fun on drugs, says Martin. I shrivel. He installs solar panels and enjoys New Age ambient music. Early evening, he has failed t...

The Perfect San Francisco Weekend Only Costs $25 A Day

Travel + Leisure | Posted 11.22.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Ignore those depressing headlines about how expensive San Francisco has become (both for renters and travelers)--there's still plenty to do on a bud...

The Country's Most Lauded Female Chef Shares Her Secrets

Ali Rosen | Posted 11.20.2015 | Taste
Ali Rosen

There are few chefs in the country as successful as Dominique Crenn. Her restaurant, Atelier Crenn, has received almost every accolade out there. But one that stands out is her two Michelin stars - which made her the first woman in the US to hold such a distinction.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXXVII - The Body of the Bar

Alan Black | Posted 11.18.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco. George left his liver.

The Strange and Wondrous Life of an Urban Goat Herder

Katie Tandy | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Katie Tandy

I think we can all agree that goats are a little weird. Or at least, seemingly. They are, perhaps, not unlike the elusive durian--much-maligned for being thorny and smelly. But just as the durian's facade gives way to delectably sweet fruit, so too does a goat's.

A Walk in the Park -- for Everyone

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.16.2015 | San Francisco
Fran Moreland Johns

For most of America's urban poor, life is hardly a walk in the park. But the Trust for Public Land is out to change that. Every urban citizen, rich ...

San Francisco Fosters, Nurtures and Honors A Different Breed of Leadership

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Every fall the San Francisco Business Times issues their Most Admired CEO Awards to 10 leading CEOs in the Bay Area. The group is always an unusua...

Disney•Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" Evokes Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park

Dave Parfitt | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Dave Parfitt

Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park provided the setting for a number of films: The Big Sky (1952), Shane (1953), even Rocky IV (1985) - now make room...

Louise Brooks Celebration in San Francisco

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 11.13.2015 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

More than 20 years ago, I stepped into Video Wave, which was then on Castro Street in Noe Valley. It was a Friday night, and not having anything in particular to do, I thought I would rent a movie.

Will the Sacramento Delta Be the Next Massive Flood Disaster?

Alex Salkever | Posted 11.14.2015 | Science
Alex Salkever

The rains have already started in California. The Golden State is prepped for an epic El Niño year. Ski slopes are opening weeks early. So is 2016 finally the year of the next great Sacramento Flood?

Salvation is Only the Beginning

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

If the life of a Christian began and ended with confessing that Jesus is Lord, then love and mercy and grace would be lived out through all Christians everywhere. Salvation alone would make us God's instruments of love and of mercy and of grace.

Paradise Lost: The Affordability Crisis of San Francisco

Maguire Mealy | Posted 11.11.2015 | San Francisco
Maguire Mealy

When the real estate site Zumper released their monthly National Rent Report for September 2015, it came as no surprise that San Francisco was at the ...

San Francisco America's Most Pretentious City

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Weird News
Dr. Abraham Froman

Developed by a team of data scientists at coffee machine maker Café Valet as part of its first annual Pretension Index, the study is said to be a quantitative analysis of pretension levels in America focusing on the top 50 U.S. metro areas, each with populations of 1,000,000 or more.

Airbnb Throws A Bone To City Governments

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

After withstanding backlash for its ads targeting spending on local schools and libraries and helping block what it called "extreme" regu...

Ann Randolph: Life Lessons Onstage

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.10.2015 | San Francisco
Fran Moreland Johns

Does she know something we all should know? It's not your dream career trajectory: Living (and working) in a locked facility for chronically mental...

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXXVI - STOP!

Alan Black | Posted 11.09.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

John escapes from the rehab nuthouse. Vanishes down the lane, straight to the bar stool. They thought I'd be a prisoner, he says. I hand him a Tecat...

San Francisco's Most Debt-Ridden ZIP Codes | Posted 11.09.2015 | San Francisco

There are a lot of words you can use to describe San Francisco -- scenic, eclectic, hipster-friendly, but unfortunately, cheap isn't one of them.

Boogie Woogie Festival Now in Third Year

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 11.09.2015 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

Though it's not the only boogie woogie festival in the country, the San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival has proven itself one of the best.

Are You Kind? The Grateful Dead's Philanthropic Legacy

Joanna Colangelo | Posted 11.09.2015 | Entertainment
Joanna Colangelo

The answer was for the Grateful Dead to approach philanthropy in the same way they had approached everything else: try not to control it, try not to define it, but always allow for enough flexibility to adapt to the possibilities and needs of a perpetually changing world.

Green Carpets to Red Carpets

Juanita MORE! | Posted 11.09.2015 | Style
Juanita MORE!

Big name fashion has become so easily accessible in our modern world -- making it very easy to follow trends, wear logos and show off the trendiest of-the-moment garments. I have always applauded the fact that M.A.C. invested in local designers and artists, empowering their growth.

I Wish I Was Crabbier Today

Francesca Koe | Posted 11.09.2015 | San Francisco
Francesca Koe

When ingested at low levels, domoic acid can cause nausea and dizziness; at higher levels, it can cause short-term memory loss and seizures; in some cases it can even prove to be fatal.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXXV - Trumped

Alan Black | Posted 11.05.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

On the box, Trump looks like he is having a good time ranting and raving. Talking about The Deal.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXXIV - Nature Calls

Alan Black | Posted 11.04.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

A puddle forms on a bar stool. No hole in the roof, so it can't be rain. California is in a drought. It's not liquor or beer, neither soda nor tears. No chemical spill has been reported.