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Bike Rage Explained: Why Drivers and Cyclists Don't Get Along

NerdWallet | October 14, 2016 | San Francisco
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...
Steven Hill

'Company Town': A Film About How Tech Steamrolled San Francisco

Steven Hill | October 13, 2016 | San Francisco
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.
Sean Martinfield

Brad Lubman - On Conducting '2001', this week at Davies Symphony Hall

Sean Martinfield | October 13, 2016 | San Francisco
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.
Leland Faust

Wells Fargo's Fraud And Why Big Banks Keep Getting Away With Bad Behavior

Leland Faust | October 12, 2016 | Business
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?
Sean Martinfield

Heidi Stober: A Break-Through Performance as 'Norina' at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | October 11, 2016 | San Francisco
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?
Scott Wiener

Talking Sex, PrEP, And A Politician

Scott Wiener | September 29, 2016 | Queer Voices
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.
Jeremy Affeldt

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Jeremy Affeldt | October 10, 2016 | Religion
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.
Arthur Bruzzone

Trump's Clandestine Weapon: Armed Propaganda

Arthur Bruzzone | September 26, 2016 | Politics
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.
Leo Stutzin

ACT's King Charles III: A Brilliant 'Future History' of Britain, in a Less-Than-Affecting Production

Leo Stutzin | September 23, 2016 | San Francisco
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...
Fran Moreland Johns

Caregiving: Fight or Flight?

Fran Moreland Johns | September 23, 2016 | San Francisco
Fight, flight or freeze. Those are the three traditional options we humans have when confronted with dangerous or overwhelming situations.
William Bradley

Hillary Has The Bigger Challenge In Setting Up The Big Clinton-Trump Debate

William Bradley | September 23, 2016 | Media
This Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debate on September 26 should be kinda interesting, don't you think?
Alexis Sclamberg

There's More To An Hawaiian Sunset Than You Think

Alexis Sclamberg | September 20, 2016 | Hawaii
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.
Omar Epps

Stop Suspending Driver's Licenses For Unpaid Fees

Omar Epps | September 15, 2016 | Politics
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.
Sean Martinfield

Baritone George Gagnidze Debuts in 'Andrea Chénier' at San Francisco Opera - Now Through 9/30

Sean Martinfield | September 15, 2016 | San Francisco
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.
Jennifer Raiser

San Francisco Opera Ball Marks a Revolutionary New Season

Jennifer Raiser | September 14, 2016 | San Francisco
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.
Darya Dziadzenka

City Immersion As A New Way Of Learning

Darya Dziadzenka | September 14, 2016 | San Francisco
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?
Malaika Bobino

49ers Shine On Monday Night Amid Controversy

Malaika Bobino | September 13, 2016 | Sports
San Francisco had dealt with so much negativity since last season and wanted to come out strong to shut up their naysayers.
Juanita MORE!

I'm Just One Drag Queen

Juanita MORE! | September 9, 2016 | San Francisco
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.
Hector E. Sanchez

Evaluating Trump's Immigration Plan: Facts To Bring Down A Wall Of Fiction

Hector E. Sanchez | September 9, 2016 | Latino Voices
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.
Alan Black

Notes From A Dive Bar - Going Down

Alan Black | September 8, 2016 | San Francisco
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...
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