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  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    How Can San Francisco Spend $829K on Two Kiosks? Here's How.

    SFMTAIt's nice. But is it $415,000 worth of nice?​The other day, Muni announced it would build a pair of avant-garde new kiosks to hawk Clipper cards and transit passes. Almost as an afterthought, the price of these two booths was mentioned late in news articles: $829,000. For those of you who nev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Target Targeted By Angry S.F. Supervisor Candidates

    Everyone loves the dog. Everyone hates his employer. ​When candidates running for the Board of Supervisors were asked what they thought about Target's plans to open a pair of San Francisco outlets, their opinions were like discount footwear at the big box store: plentiful, hard to miss -- and unco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Will San Francisco Overlook Target's Ties to Gay Hate?

    This dog may have contributed to anti-gay causes as well...​ The city of San Francisco had multiple orgasms ripple through the streets when the news broke that Target is planning on opening not one -- but TWO -- stores in town. Doesn't that just make your toes curl and your lip twitch? They like u ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2010

    ILLEGAL from Terry Greene Sterling

    Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Target, NOPA Neighbors to Commence NIMBY Fight Over Proposed Store

    Ready, Aim, Nimbyfight​Target has scheduled its first NIMBY meeting for a proposed store at the old Mervyn's site at Masonic and Geary Streets, Bike NoPa reports. Target would seem a shoo-in for a site previously occupied by chain department stores such as Sears and Mervyn's. But this neighborhood ... More >>

  • News

    January 14, 2009

    Try It On

    Stay fashion forward by looking in the back of your closet.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Dir en grey, Black Friday, Toys for Tots and Bazaar Bizarre: Your Monday Morning Hangover

    Weekend wrap-up by Janine KahnSorry to shake you out of tryptophan-induced slothfulness, but it's Cyber Monday, kids. And that means you're supposed to blow what's left of the shopping dough you didn't honestly have last week on marginally-cheaper memory cards and online escorts or something. It's y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Saturday Night: Raising Funds (Toys for Tots Drive) at Milk Bar

    Raising Funds (Toys for Tots Drive) The Milk Bar November 29, 2008 Notes and photos by Jackie Lopez Saturday night was all about celebrating a few minor victories in this time of recession: gas prices going down (well, for the time being), the stock market shooting up with Obama's appointment of a ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2004


    Our new music columnist looks askance at a woodsy ambient mystical gathering

  • News

    June 23, 2004

    Little People Win!

    A bland supervisor, a high school student, an industrious bureaucrat, and Pamela Anderson prove that any of us can change the world for the better

  • News

    November 6, 2002


    Our correspondent tries to keep from being trampled by the seniors who walk, very early in the morning, at Serramonte Center

  • Music

    July 31, 2002

    Morph You

    Trading clothes and matching beats

  • News

    March 6, 2002

    Truth Over Death

    A Berkeley forensic mathematician, the herculean effort to identify World Trade Center victims with DNA, and the value of closure

  • News

    February 20, 2002

    Bound and Gagged

    As a family waits for answers, S.F. police refuse to talk about how a controversial restraint was used on a suspect who died in custody

  • News

    December 12, 2001

    Death and Access

    When police officers and death coincide, the public has a right to the official record of the event

  • Music

    September 1, 1999

    Riff Raff

    Tuvans! Everywhere!, (Insert Carnegie Hall Joke Here), and There Are No Current Plans to Change the Name to Club Y2K

  • Calendar

    June 3, 1998
  • News

    September 3, 1997

    Classical Discord

    For three decades, Mariedi Anders has used Old World grace and negotiating acumen to create significant American careers for serious European musicians. Now, the doyenne of West Coast classical music agents faces a new challenge: the globalization of the

  • Calendar

    January 1, 1997
  • News

    January 1, 1997

    Profiles in Enfranchisement

    Meet three Latinos who just cast the first U.S. votes of their lives

  • News

    March 6, 1996

    White Trash Nation

    The stereotype may be racist and classist, but that hasn't kept a generation from embracing the white trash aesthetic -- a disposable culture populated by trailer parks; junk cars; big hair and gaudy makeup; loud, angry music; and empty beer cans -- and i

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