What Does This Year's “Monster” El Niño Have in Store for Us?

The Kid is on its way. El Niño, the blockbuster storm system…

    Fri Sep 11th, 2015 11:28am By Jeremy Lybarger

New on Video: Agnès Varda in California

Agnès Varda first came to California in 1967, when Hollywood summoned her…

    Wed Aug 19th, 2015 10:30am By Jonathan Kiefer

Jerry Brown Wants Healthier Vending Machines

On the Simpsons episode that follows a college-age Lisa falling in love…

    Fri Oct 3rd, 2014 3:17pm By Pete Kane

Without Feathers: The Flap Over Native American Regalia at the Ballpark Reveals a Deeper Hypocrisy

At your humble narrator's first baseball game, Dwayne Murphy made three scintillating…

    Wed Jul 16th, 2014 4:00am By Joe Eskenazi

Ume Brings a Refined California-Japanese Sensibility to Oakland

A couple of months ago, Daniel Patterson closed the doors on his…

    Wed Jul 9th, 2014 4:00am By Molly Gore

Red Alert: The Feds Shut Down an Escort Site

Last month, thousands of Californians lost their jobs overnight. On June 25,…

    Wed Jul 9th, 2014 4:00am By Siouxsie Q

Schroeder's: One of San Francisco's Oldest Restaurants Gets the Small Plates Treatment

A German restaurant named Schroeder's has been open in downtown San Francisco…

    Wed Jul 2nd, 2014 4:00am By Anna Roth

Doused: Ocean Beach's New Fire Pits Can Be Used Only Until They're Most Useful

Compared to the high bar set by other shorelines in California, Ocean…

    Wed Jul 2nd, 2014 4:00am By Joe Eskenazi

New Weed Order: California Cops Are at Last Willing to Make a Dope Deal

As uneasy peaces go, it's not quite Israelis and Palestinians holding hands…

    Wed Jul 2nd, 2014 4:00am By Chris Roberts

4505 Burgers & BBQ and Smokestack: Styles of Barbecue Continue to Mingle in San Francisco

There is no food more fraught, more contentious, in this country than…

    Wed Jun 25th, 2014 4:00am By Anna Roth