SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition Does it sound like a paradox to say that Cafe Zitouna's kufta tajine is spicy and comforting at the same time? Perhaps. Among the soups, pepper-lashed couscous dishes, and mild, sweet-inflected Moroccan stews on the ... More >>
Oxford University Press announced its 2011 Word of the Year on Wednesday. And it is ... drumroll please ... "Squeezed middle." Which brings to mind another word: "Huh?" Probably not the reaction the lexicographers were going for. "Squeezed middle," it turns out, is not what you get after eati ... More >>
Mr. Bolo B./YelpCafe Zitouna.Today is the first day of Ramadan, the month in which Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Because it follows the lunar calendar, Ramadan drifts across the Julian calendar from year to year. Right now, since it falls near the height of summer, t ... More >>
A face loved by allHere is something to "like." Turns out Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg is a hero in Tunisia and Egypt, the two countries that relied heavily on social networking sites like FB to help take down their longtime presidents. In a trip to the dark continent, Sen. John McCain learne ... More >>
Wisconsin Gov. Scott WalkerIt was only a matter of time before San Francisco politicians and activists began weighing in on the pitched battle over union power in Wisconsin. Even more so here than in most states and cities, labor is an essential factor in all political equations. So is it that un ... More >>
The music and spices remain the same, but the dishes are up-to-date.
Bye-bye Holocaust, hello Iraq. Baghdad gets the Benigni treatment.
New releases available this week
Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem imagines the weightless, shadowy substance of dreams
Works from the Middle East explore cultures in transition at the International Film Festival
Bud ShankThe Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions (1956-61)(Mosaic)
For its 40th year, the San Francisco International Film Festival boldly goes where it has gone before