When you see the word polpette on an Italian menu in the Bay Area, there is a 99% chance that it refers to a dish of miniature meatballs. Except at Térun in Palo Alto, where the polpette don't even have meat. Chef Kristyan Dangelo's eggp;ant polpette reside at the triple intersection of meatballs ... More >>
American Idol is hemorrhaging celeb judges, but 331 Cortland never fails to land a hot new tenant. Now that Bernal Cutlery's vacated for sharper pastures, the business incubator space in Bernal Heights has a new occupant: Suite Foods Waffle Shop, whose Liege-style (read: Belgian) waffles should be ... More >>
Alas, you don't need a car to get a date. Single city folks who rely on transit could and should use their bus ride as a chance to hookup with someone before they get to their destination. Stanford University researchers analyzed almost 1,000 heterosexual dates, and found that words -- how they're ... More >>
The many faces of Dr. Syed The San Francisco doctor best known to his patients as "Dr. Syed" was reportedly sentenced this week to six years behind bars for posing as a dermatologist and treating patients in the basement of his home. For years, Timothy Syed Andersson, 68, practiced dermatology ou ... More >>
Joseph SchellFamed author says broadcaster Mike Krukow need not grab some pine...Mike Krukow, you have an ally in Tobias Wolff. Let us explain. The other day, a reader named Rhonda Chaikin called to vent about the longtime Giants broadcaster and former pitcher. She seemed to be a Kruk fan, save f ... More >>
Chris StevensThe crowd at a gathering to protest the sale of KUSF in January.For three hours today, thanks to Amoeba Music in S.F. and and college radio stations around the country, KUSF DJs will be rocking the airwaves like Jan. 18 never happened.Starting at noon, well-known KUSF DJs like Irwin, ... More >>
Smile and the world smiles with you, TimWith college and professional football kicking off and baseball's pennant races rounding third, 'tis the season for sports junkies to never leave the couch. By the way, here are a few phone numbers for local divorce attorneys -- if, you know, this is a prob ... More >>
Chris Roberts/SF Appeal.comWhateverAdded to the burgeoning pile of "pros" in a San-Francisco-49ers-departing-San-Francisco pro-con list is this snippet, courtesy of The Examiner: should the football team play its home games in Santa Clara (the city in which the team already spends 340 days a year ... More >>
City College budget cuts complicate Hollywood ending for student bioengineers.
What do you mean Prop. 8 is biased? For those who want the short and sweet of the ongoing trial meant to determine whether Prop. 8 violates the right to equal protection under the Constitution of the United States, here's a handy summary of what went on this week -- ... More >>
On Wednesday, the latest in a batch of Republican political neophytes expressed his desire for high-ranking political office in California. Damon Dunn, the former Stanford and NFL receiver and current Orange County real-estate mogul, said he plans to run for Secretary of State.But as the San Francis ... More >>
Richard BuiPublic Defender Jeff Adachi has not yet mentioned growing up in an old water tank on a rubbish dumpIn a get-together that threatens to devolve into the legal equivalent of the Monty Python Four Yorkshiremen sketch -- "You were lucky to live in a house! We used to live in one room, all 26 ... More >>
Not everything that goes in the trash can is trash. Ask someone who knows...Pulling into the home stretch of Recyclemania, the nationwide recycling competition for colleges and universities, our local institutions appear to be flagging a bit. Ranked 12th and 13th earlier this month, San Francisco St ... More >>
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Visiting the low-profile (and captivatingly curious) National Film Preservation Foundation
In Das Experiment, ordinary volunteers quickly turn totalitarian
Robert Moses' troupe fuses community and privacy, society and solitude
The poetry of Robert Creeley
Literally and figuratively, the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger gets fouler every day
As they explore M-theory, will Bay Area physicists earn the eternal glory sure to reward the inventors of the Theory of Everything?
How Stanford University aced out UC Berkeley and acquired the million-dollar archives of San Francisco's most prolific author, William Saroyan -- without paying a dime
UCSF-Stanford merger challenged directly in appellate court
University of California regents are set to vote next week on finalizing a merger of the UCSF Medical Center with Stanford University's health service. Supporters claim the merger -- a transfer of $380 million in public assets to the private sector -- is
The UCSF-Stanford merger goes under a (symbolic) gun