Sandra Lee may have cornered the market on "semi-homemade," but she's far from the only one trying to pass off pre-prepped food as their own. We've accidentally stumbled into a couple of places in the city offering ways to minimize the stress and expense of hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. Whole Foods ... More >>
According to this week's cover story, written by Gustavo Arellano, San Francisco played a surprising and key role in the spread of Mexican food across America. The story is an excerpt from Arellano's new book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, which comes out this week. Arellano's book c ... More >>
San Francisco has gotten used to thinking of itself as a remote outpost in the Mexican diaspora, since our lively but embattled Mexican American community is dwarfed by much larger ones in Los Angeles and the Southwest. But according to this week's cover story, written by Gustavo Arellano, San Franc ... More >>
Lou Bustamante The three-day weekend: That's enough time to drive out to the Sonora and find God among the cacti! Or shred the three boxes of 10-year-old phone bills you've been meaning to throw away! Or send emails to every single one of your relatives you've been meaning to write! Here's a mo ... More >>
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
Photo by Francisco Barradas Now that's a face a casting director would love. After years of crossing the border, Leonardo Medrano moved to the Mission for good from Sonora, Mexico, in 1977. After 14 years working as an airport janitor, Medrano started his ... More >>
Friends and family of a well-known fishing captain are convinced he and his deckhand were victims of a maritime hit-and-run near the Golden Gate
Spectacular of Passages
They interrupt your conversation, serenade your girlfriend, then ask for a tip. They're an S.F. institution. And they don't play "mariachi" music.
International soccer invades S.F.
The international soap opera that surrounds the crumbling San Francisco landmark that was center stage for the incomparable "King of Torts," Melvin Belli
Tom Mazzolini speaks proudly of his San Francisco Blues Festival. But each musician is proud for a different reason.
Will Europhiles wring the barf out of Bay Area cyclocross racing?
Cherrie Moraga's new work tantalizes, frustrates
Why do San Francisco emergency workers live so far away?