It's 4:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning, and instead of being asleep like any sane person, I'm stumbling half-asleep down my steep apartment stairs and though the eerily quiet streets of the Mission. At a nondescript commissary kitchen at 15th and Florida, I am greeted by Marla Bakery proprietress Amy ... More >>
By NATHAN CARSON Cymbal-making was in Bob "RZ" Zildjian's blood. As the first generation of his family to be born on American soil, he helped shepherd in a new era of Western prosperity for the 350-year-old family brand. And when tradition got in the way of his career and aims for Zildjian, he ceme ... More >>
Machka opened July 16 and has helped to fill a void for comfortable-yet-refined Turkish food in the city, a cuisine and ambience only really captured and served by Tuba restaurant in the Mission. Jocelyn Bulow, proprietor of restaurants including Chez Maman and Chez Papa Bistrot, serves as a consul ... More >>
C. AlburgerTubular pasta known as sedanini are baked under a pizza-dough crust.You'd have to be half dead not to perk up when Credo's sedanini alla Credo ($18) ― a large bowl draped with baked pizza dough ― comes to the table. To 65-year-old executive chef Mario Maggi, watching diners cu ... More >>
Jef Stott's current address may be in California (LA/San Francisco), but his music is a global endeavor. Pulling from the instruments and sonic styles of the Middle East and North Africa, among other locales, Stott records and DJs with an international population in mind. He says there's no excuse ... More >>
Storylines and cultures crash in this German/Turkish import — and isn't it arty?
Intimate Turkish drama chronicles a rocky relationship
SF Weekly writers pick their favorite Bay Area records of all time
Once upon a time, there were airport officials who wanted to spin tall tales, spend $745,000 on Honduran boondoggling, and not explain very much
Catholicism isn't the only religion with sexual abuse scandals. Three S.F. women are working to expose cases within the Orthodox Church.
This season's cinema demands attention
April; Beau Travail; But Forever in My Mind; Bye Bye Africa; Charisma; Darkness and Light; First Person Plural; Hamlet; Journey to the Sun; Kikujiro; The Letter; Missing Boy; Moloch; Set Me Free
How a Bay Area sect with an occult tinge went national, transformed itself into an odd brotherhood -- and now is gaining acceptance from the ultratraditional Orthodox Church