Like a retired running back with bad knees, the Bay Area is not moving too well today. Even a shut-in could tell you about the traffic -- and oh, such traffic. Every local media outlet is chock full of woeful tales from harried commuters, who have had to get up earlier to fight more traffic in ord ... More >>
In our recent cover story on San Francisco's burgeoning, billion-dollar health care and pension obligations, we included the following hilarious assessment from Moody's Investor Services: "Our Aa1 rating on the city's [general obligation] bonds assumes that the city will prepare a long-term solu ... More >>
The city is awash in red ink, thanks to billion-dollar benefit giveaways and our politicians' lack of will.
Like clockwork, the waning of each year brings another slew of Christmas songs. Even Dylan has gotten in on the act. The vast majority of the seasonal crop is either nostalgic rehashings or sentimental cash-ins, but there are always a choice few that far outshine the rest. Below are eight season-app ... More >>
The Murder City DevilsSunday, Feb. 15, 2009Great American Music HallBetter than: The Murder City Devils shows around the turn of the '00s -- where certain members were so smashed the sets didn't finish as much as they fantastically imploded. There's one thing you're pretty much guaranteed to hear ev ... More >>
In Tom Stoppard's masterful play, the erudition doesn't get in the way of the story
There's a romance to railroad travel, especially when the destination is a special, spirited mountain town called Truckee.
In which our first solo sail nearly becomes our last
The plan to build a massive new power plant in San Francisco -- once thought inevitable -- hits a few snags
How much does Peter Moody love martinis? He's spent 13 years making a movie about them, if that tells you anything.
A dubious agenda and clichéd lines overshadow this otherwise skillful one-woman show
A San Francisco firm rolls the dice in the multibillion-dollar game of global finance