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    February 26, 2014
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    August 15, 2012
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    June 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Summer Food Festivals, Product Placement, and the Mysteries of Meal Snap

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Mark your summer calendar. Every year I swear I'm going to make it to events like the Fiesta Filipina and the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral's Taste of Greece but always fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Winklevoss Twins Want More Money From Facebook

    ​Lawyers representing Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the studly twins who sued Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg for supposedly usurping the social media site from them, asked a judge today in San Francisco federal court to re-open their settlement for $65 million, claiming Facebook didn't fairly va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Singularity Summit Highlights: World Fails to End

    Good guess, champ! ​Well, the world didn't end this weekend. Nobody really expected it to, anyway -- the Singularity Summit at the Hyatt Regency (about which we wrote in some detail last Friday) was less about invoking an immediate techno-cataclysm than it was about laying the groundwork for o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Facebook Group for Vegetarians Sick of the Roast Veggie Sandwich

    karin_1973/FlickrThe inescapable roast vegetable sandwich.​We wager that thousands of Facebook groups pop up daily. Some celebrate a specific subject or idea, others vilify one. Legendary punk houses, politicians, unpopular comedians, and the antiquated process of recording music from radio to ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 2009

    Race to Fame

    W. Kamau Bell has built a career on examining the messy intersections of race and class in a supposedly postracial world.

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    April 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008
  • News

    March 7, 2007

    Psycho Dogs

    What makes canines go crazy? The answer is in their genes.

  • News

    February 8, 2006

    The Missing Man

    Fliers plastered everywhere. Friends scouring the city. High-tech search logistics. And psychics. Why can't San Francisco find Jerry Tang?

  • Film

    October 5, 2005

    Goy Gevalt

    In Her Shoes is pretty but useless, a Prada with a broken heel

  • News

    June 16, 2004

    Street Shuffle

    Gavin Newsom's push to move the "chronic" homeless into supportive housing has made him the darling of the Bush administration's homelessness czar. But is there enough money to make it work?

  • News

    April 28, 2004

    Museum Quality

    The new de Young Museum is an architectural marvel; its parking garage shows what's wrong with S.F. development policy

  • News

    September 4, 2002

    Poisoned Gods

    As museums return stolen religious artifacts, Native Americans are learning that their most sacred objects may kill them

  • News

    August 28, 2002

    Bad Vibes

    Warning: Meditating may be hazardous to your health

  • News

    October 31, 2001

    Cell Therapy

    Bay Area researchers are using a particular cancer to produce neuronlike cells that, when injected into the brain, seem to reverse the effects of stroke. Is the treatment a historic medical breakthrough, or a reckless ploy to attract investors?

  • News

    February 2, 2000

    Spy vs Spite

    The Clinton administration has praised the Anti-Defamation League for helping shield kids from Internet hate. But should a group that spied on thousands of Californians be allowed to police the Web?

  • News

    January 19, 2000

    Blind Faith

    A new treatment for victims of severe emotional trauma involving rhythmic eye movements has therapists claiming almost miraculous results. Psychological researchers say the eyes just don't have it.

  • Music

    April 14, 1999

    Creative Cacophony

    In one Lower Haight studio space, techno, R&B, and hip hop artistry as well as a bit of radical history collide nightly

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    December 13, 1995
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