"Uncertainty!" Scottinsh dramatist David Mallet wrote "Fell demon of our fears! The human soul that can support despair, supports not thee." The human soul and the economy have that in common. By now, it's been ingrained in our consciousness by news stories and stump speeches: Uncertainty is holdin ... More >>
Suburban poverty is a relatively new phenomenon. For the past 60 or so years, the suburbs have traditionally represented the American Dream. Work hard, play by the rules, and it'll all be yours-- the crisp lawn, white fence, two-car garage, little league practice, backyard tree-house, etc -- and you ... More >>
You will need to smoke a joint after bud tending....it's a stressful jobIt may not be the best job in San Francisco: starting pay is $15 an hour, it's part-time, and job security? The federal government could lock you up at any moment. On the other hand, at most locations it includes health benefits ... More >>
A recession calls for superheroes.Raising money for college scholarships in a recession begs creativity. Bake sales? Overdone. Car washes? Cliche. A man in furry underwear kicking the ass of a Border Patrol agent in the school gym? Now we're getting somewhere. John O'Connell High School of Techno ... More >>
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Coda, the upscale Mission music venue and restaurant that's played host to the likes of Stevie Wonder, Liz Phair, and some of the city's best jazz musicians, will close its doors Dec. 31, a victim of the tough economic times.Coda replaced Levende Lounge at 1710 Mission St., opening its doors on A ... More >>
Lara Hata/SF WeeklyProspect: High-end dining in San Francisco is not in danger.Twelve months, ten storylines: It's SFoodie's annual look back at the year in food.Back in January, people were talking about the San Francisco restaurant scene as if it were flagging fast. The fretting was fueled by t ... More >>
Everyone who writes about food in San Francisco has spent the past year talking about how the city's restaurant scene is downscaling. Evidence: The proliferation of street carts and food trucks, pizza and burgers, and sandwiches of every shade and stripe, not to mention the migration of chefs to ... More >>
Do I have any money? Not for you!Guess what? Jackie Speier isn't running for Attorney General. Who knew? Now that we've gotten that out of the way, on to the article. We thought it was interesting last week when the campaign of San Francisco District Attorney -- and would-be AG -- Kamala Harris s ... More >>
And by Twitter of course, we mean what is known as the realtime web (yes that's now one word). On the heels of the Techcrunch Realtime Crunchup we attended in S.F. last week and approaching the Parisian Le Web next week, a savvy observer might notice that automatically tacking the word realtime on ... More >>
We're no fans of the optimistic predictions that the recession is over. But October saw the fewest closures of San Francisco restaurants in the past six months. And for the ones that did close, new tenants were generally already in line. yuichi.sakuraba/FlickrYou still got roughly two months to get ... More >>
Headed to a landfill near you?It has taken millions of people's jobs and houses. Could the global recession now threaten our health? This theoretical question is at the heart of a regulatory standoff between California toxics police and the automobile recycling industry. State regulators want auto ... More >>
Did stimulus really help them?Washington's elected officials and punditocracy have of late been consumed in hashing out the shape of an economic stimulus package. While no love has been lost between Republicans and Democrats in the pit fight over the bill's final shape, both sides say they recognize ... More >>
Renée Zellweger is the anti–Norma Rae.
This promises to be an introspective year for art.
A swanky hotel chain's four-letter ad campaign.
Another film production company leaves the city. Can the Bay Area Film Alliance help?
What a 62-year-old man can teach shellshocked dot-commers as he sails from Osaka to San Francisco. Alone. Again.
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