Remember those rad children's atlases that had cartoonish representations of the major exports of every region around the world, kinda like the map mural at Kate's Kitchen? Well, get excited: a group of Berkeley cartographers and more than 80 volunteers around the globe have banded together to creat ... More >>
Imagine an Italy without tomato sauce, Ireland without potatoes, Belgium without chocolate. Regardless of your feelings about Christopher Columbus and colonialism, the fact remains that the man irrevocably changed the culinary world when he crossed the ocean blue and made the first major contact wit ... More >>
For Bay Area shoppers, staring into the eyes of Christopher Columbus' homely visage is a nostalgic experience. Columbus Salame, like Mother's Cookies or even the It's-It, is a company that deserves the title "local institution." Ice cream and cookie companies may hold a more special place in the hea ... More >>
For Bay Area shoppers, staring eye-to-eye into Christopher Columbus' homely visage is a nostalgic experience. Columbus Salame, like Mother's Cookies or even the It's-It, is a company that deserves the title "local institution." Ice cream and cookie companies may hold a more special place in the hear ... More >>
In this week's issue: Bouncer columnist Katy St. Clair ponders the life of an explorer while waiting for her hot date with a stranger. "I was sitting at Specs' Cafe in North Beach, waiting for my blind date to arrive, and thinking about Christopher Columbus. One thing I've learned about explorers ... More >>
The odd media war unfolding in San Francisco -- in which major dailies establish editions here while local periodicals fade away -- advanced in a new direction Friday, with a page A-19 story in the New York City edition of the New York Times titled "San Francisco's Cyclists Facing Backlash for Fl ... More >>
(Photos courtesy Tommy Lau)The State Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25, 2009 Eureka Theatre and Herbst Theatre Better than: the Beatles, Jesus, and Pamela Anderson I'm going to jump to the conclusion that you're just like me -- a productive member of society in their mid-to-late 20s, raised ... More >>
(Click the image for a full Princess Taiping slideshow.) Words by Ashley Harrell, Photos by Jeff Grossman and Janine Kahn If you happened to be crossing the Golden Gate Bridge between 11:30 a.m. and noon today, we hope you took the time to look down. Sailing beneath was the Princess Taiping, a 54- ... More >>
By Meredith Brody Certified movie-mad somewhat late in life (the joke among my siblings was that our parents took us out to the movies twice a year whether we needed to or not), i.e. when I went to college in a town that had both public transportation and movie theaters, I quickly graduated – not ... More >>
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