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Archives: 2012
  • True Blue

    published May 23, 2012

    Nancy Pelosi is our blue-state hero. The current minority leader in the House of Representatives was the highest-ranking woman in U.S.... More >>

  • Tragedy Made Us Stronger

    published May 16, 2012

    The 1978 assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk forever changed San Francisco. Milk, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of... More >>

  • It's the Economy, Stupid

    published May 16, 2012

    New York Times columnist and Princeton professor Paul Krugman has spent a couple of decades integrating old industrial economic theories... More >>

  • Dig Into Ancient Culture

    published April 25, 2012

    The ancient city of Pompeii was home to about 20,000 Romans, who were said to have become so accustomed to the region’s frequent earthquakes... More >>

  • Seeing Stars

    published April 18, 2012

    It doesn’t take a long walk through many San Francisco neighborhoods to see just how many of our residents live on the streets. Despite the... More >>

  • Way to Go, Ohio

    published April 11, 2012

    The first performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, in 1806, was a little shaky. Some musicians had to sight-read the... More >>

  • Finish Line in the Sky

    published March 28, 2012

    Benefit sporting events are often good ways to raise money, awareness, and heart rates at the same time. But today’s Fight for Air... More >>

  • We're With Stupid

    published March 28, 2012

    Just because Sunday is April Fools Day doesn’t mean you get to skip church. If you’re a member of the First Church of the Last Laugh... More >>

  • Out of the Park

    published March 21, 2012

    Baseball is a sport. It’s also an art. And it’s a cultural institution. All this keeps fans hanging on each year for 162 regular... More >>

  • History Gets Bent

    published March 21, 2012

    Thrillpeddlers continues its revival of original Cockettes musicals with the more-than-suggestively titled Hot Greeks. Scrumbly Koldewyn, an... More >>

  • They Built This City

    published February 29, 2012

    San Francisco experienced such a population boom during the Gold Rush that it had to physically expand using landfill created atop the scuttled,... More >>

  • There's No Trans Like PubTrans

    published January 18, 2012

    San Franciscans love to hate Muni. The bus smells like a bathroom. The train station smells like a methylated ashtray. The recent GPS-tracking... More >>

  • Forks in the Road

    published January 18, 2012

    Hardcore foodies know that it takes a lot of work keeping up on The Places to Be, The Dishes to Try, The Chefs to Follow, and The Next Big... More >>

  • The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Into

    published January 11, 2012

    There’s the one where you’re drowning, or the one where you’re being chased down the endless hallway. Then there’s... More >>

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