Hello, operator? â€‹During Herb Caen's heyday, he shared lunch with Willie Brown every week. When the Chronicle tabbed the latter to fill the former's long-empty shoes three years ago, the paper was desperately hoping it could, once again, win readers with an eccentric man about town. Brown, of cour ... More >>
What's worse? A venture capitalist or a guy who smokes crack with underage hookers?
An extraordinary collection of San Francisco avant-garde art is hanging in a Norwegian school. Why not here?
A study says San Francisco is the most expensive city in the United States for apartment dwellers. Are you paying too much for that one-bedroom?
And find the answer as to why San Francisco is so resistant to change
Two thieves, six actors, and one enduring Mission District legend
And unfortunately it's not science fiction. It's San Francisco politics, and the winner used some interesting jujitsu.
Anti-cult crusader Ford Greene and the town of San Anselmo are staging a nasty public fight over Greene's strident anti-Bush political signs. But is that an old religious enemy we see behind the curtain?
Cleaning up the latest drivel from San Francisco's leading bull-goose loony
The mysterious obsession with Weldon Kees, poet, polymath, and icon of San Francisco bohemianism
Dogster hosts photos and profiles of almost 20,000 canines
With the Examiner near death, an insider says the Fangs had 10 million reasons to run it on the cheap
She always wanted to be a Red Hot Single. And now – finally – she is.
Waffling With Authority; Will the Chron Get Us All Killed?
Ghosts of magazines past
Fangxaminer rollout; Anarchy in the U.S.A.
Bruce Conner, the greatest artist you don't know, uses our Peter Byrne for image-honing purposes. We use Conner to get you to pick up the paper.
A Little Crazy
The members of San Francisco's Donner Party have moved on to other projects, but they couldn't resist the pull of one last hurrah
It's shoplifting season, and book dealers know what thieves are after
How to tell whether the San Francisco Chronicle is becoming a great newspaper, or another nondescript Hearst money-machine
Men keep falling in love with the aging steam schooner Wapama. She always exacts her price.
Gerald Nicosia has spent a decade challenging the disposition of Jack Kerouac's $20 million literary estate. Along the way, he's annoyed most of what remains of the beat generation.
Jack Boulware meditates on the devilish infighting over Anton LaVey's legacy
How Stanford University aced out UC Berkeley and acquired the million-dollar archives of San Francisco's most prolific author, William Saroyan -- without paying a dime
David Burgin is legendary as a rough-and-tumble newspaper editor. But the legend is full of astonishing contradictions, and its last chapter may include the outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by one of his proteges at the Oakland Tribune.
For 11 years, Markus Cook was synonymous with Bay Area bike messengers. But he didn't live to see his dream come true -- the Cycle Messenger World Championships held here in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services unveils its new post-apocalypse playbook
There are two joys in life - making things and breaking things - and pirate journalist Warren Hinkle has excelled at both
There are two joys in life -- making things and breaking things -- and pirate journalist Warren Hinckle has excelled at both
A tower of tomes on Mission Street
For 25 years, Harvey Ross has rooted out the waste and lies of politicians and bureaucrats. But some say he's too lost in the line items to see the big picture
Jacques Leslie revisits Vietnam,land of obsessions
The Joint Operating Agreement deprives the Chronicle of the resources it needs to produce a great newspaper; it also prevents the afternoon Examiner from connecting with the readers it needs to survive. Since the JOA makes it inevitable that only one wil