Still Going, Manik, Justin Vandervolgen, Matrixxman Public Works, Monarch 12/31/12 Better than: Normal business hours. The clock projected on the wall read 11:59. It was almost midnight on New Year's Eve and we were deadcenter on a packed dancefloor at Public Works. The round organ stabs of Bicep ... More >>
The Dear Hunter at Bottom of the Hill on Friday night. The Dear Hunter Kay Kay & his Weathered Underground O'Brother Naïve Theives July 16, 2011 @ Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco Better than: Seeing another Zach Rogue soundalike at the New Parish When progressive emo bands like the Dear ... More >>
Moncrief SpeaksMuni Party: Ride Muni for free on New Year's EveTicket prices for New Year's Eve events are notoriously jacked up. Save yourself the worry and the cash, and check out our list of cheap, way-cooler options. Here are 10 things to do this weekend in San Francisco for less than the mor ... More >>
Part of a series on restaurants that have been around so long they've slipped into a media black hole.In 1992, Carlos Muela opened Esperpento, part of the great wave of tapas restaurants that ended up changing San Francisco dining forever. So-called authentic Spanish tapas begat global-fusion tap ... More >>
The nimble artistry of Janelle Monáe.
Life, death, sports, and Froot Loops. That's what kind of a week it was in San Francisco. You know, if you have half as much fun taking this quiz as we had writing it -- then we had twice as much fun as you. On to the quiz: 1. Which of the following statements wasn't uttered by Officer Noel Schwa ... More >>
"Custom Collectors Box" by Anne Faith Nicholls Anne Faith Nichols has brought back her customizable limited edition collectors boxes. Each box is made of wood and brass and is handpainted by the artist. You choose the style of the box you want, and can even have a name added to it. Each box is then ... More >>
Majesco's Blast Works: Blowing stuff up DIY-style.
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James Robinson used to be a pimp. Now he's a transit union bigwig. And he's got higher ambitions.
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Amelie serves up a daring, moving take on Jane Austen's best-loved heroine.
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Notes toward a different kind of Fringe
Salvador Dali Talks to the Animals & The Beard
The fanciful stylings of an Internet stock offering
How Alfred Hitchcock wove his disturbing thriller into the streets of San Francisco -- and how a pair of obsessive archivists brought it back to luminescent life
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