By Alex Glenn Bicycle commuting has enjoyed a huge popularity surge in recent years. Since 2005, bike-commuting rates have jumped 46% nationally, on average, with exponentially larger increases in many big cities, according to the League of American Bicyclists. But with cars and bikes increasingly competing for the same road...
Many hipsters and "new tech" enthusiasts are enraptured by the so-called "sharing economy" and its leading companies, such as Airbnb, Uber and Lyft. If you really believe that these companies have anything to do with "sharing," then you really need to see Company Town.
Brad Lubman has the plummiest job in town this week - conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in three screenings of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
I have a few questions. Are the members of the Wells board of directors protecting either the shareholders' interests or their customers? Why is no one higher up in the Wells organization (other than the CEO) implicated and held responsible?
Soprano Heidi Stober springs to new heights as Norina in Don Pasquale at San Francisco Opera. With her opening night performance Stober marked a smashing entrance into bel canto opera and sparked what looks like a long-term association with composer Gaetano Donizetti and friends. Who around here knew she could sing like that?
I'm glad that the public discussion of my own use of PrEP played a small role in moving this conversation forward. As individuals and a community, if we can talk more openly about sexual health -- and stop treating it like a taboo subject -- we will be healthier.
I've heard a lot of thoughtful and moving words about the sudden and overwhelming loss of José Fernández. The Baseball Tonight and Effectively Wild podcasts were awesome. José's death hit hard.
Armed propaganda was used by the Tupamaro in Venezuela, Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam after World War II, and, domestically, by U.S. anti-Vietnam war activists to radicalize the non-violent Peace Movement.
Photos by Kevin Berne Prince William (Christopher McLinden) speaks to reporters, watched by wife Kate (Allison Jean White) and King Charles III (Robert Joy) The play's the thing, a certain well-regarded dramatist wrote some 400 years ago. If...
Fight, flight or freeze. Those are the three traditional options we humans have when confronted with dangerous or overwhelming situations.
This Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debate on September 26 should be kinda interesting, don't you think?
One of my all time favorite moments of day is sunset. I live in San Francisco's Marina district just a few blocks from the Golden Gate Bridge, and on clear evenings I like to head down to the water to watch the sun set over the bridge.
Suspending driver's licenses takes people who are poor, and traps them in debt. It takes Americans hanging on by a thread, and robs them of their livelihoods.
Conducted by Nicola Luisotti, the production by director David McVicar features tenor Yonghoon Lee in the title role, Anna Pirozzi as Maddalena, J'Nai Bridges as Bersi, and George Gagnidze as Carlo Gérard. Stylish sets by Robert Jones and period costumes by Jenny Tiramani capture the tension and disparity between the Haves and the Have Nots.
San Franciscans like to play a bit fast and loose with history - so nobody questioned the period accuracy of French poodles welcoming patrons to the opera ball. Why would you? They were beautifully groomed, as were their observers.
They say high school is preparation for college, and college is preparation for life. But how can you prepare for life in a collegiate environment with about as much in common with real life as a city built from Legos?
San Francisco had dealt with so much negativity since last season and wanted to come out strong to shut up their naysayers.
Voting for this measure might make some people feel good in the moment, and it may help some other ambitious politicians climb the ladder. But it won't help the folks who need it the most: our homeless neighbors.
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The facts demonstrate that building a wall is purely a political ploy and attempt to pander to Trump's base. After all, it is a powerful hallmark of his campaign that aims to create a culture of division, based on dominance and hate.
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The dumpster diver surfaces. His hand clasps a small golden harp. He's no angel. His wings fly as high as a kite. I'm hurtin', man, he says. Can you give me two? Two bucks for junk. Behind the bar, the dumpster...