South Berkeley's stretch of Adeline Street is not the most promising drag. Peppered with empty storefronts and neglected lots, it's a string of blocks I used to forego walking on most days, until recently, when I spotted Alchemy -- a tiny, glimmering sign of neighborhood revival that happens to be t ... More >>
David YellonThis Musta Been Taken in 2009.The news you've all been waiting for: Mark Zuckerberg did a thing. And not just any thing, a controversial thing. The News Gods are feeling generous, so we must take advantage. Earlier this week Mark Zuckerberg announced to the world that his self-i ... More >>
Did you miss San Francisco's Oyster Fest last month? Fear not. There are plenty of larger food festivals to satiate you -- if you're willing to travel. We've put together a roundup of some of the best. Maine Lobster Festival (July 29-August 2)Made famous by David Foster Wallace's essay Consider ... More >>
Angels watch over Corteo
Wes Anderson takes Bill Murray out to sea and strands him there
When you gotta go, you gotta go. But there are places where you really shouldn't.
David Eggers and Ann Powers
From Michael Eric Dyson to Darius James, black writers struggle to define hip-hop culture