City Life

What Do Occupy Oakland, Oscar Grant, and Giants Mania Have In Common?

A Q&A with local journalists Joe Sciarrillo and Matt Werner on their new book, Bay Area Underground: Photos of Protests and Social Movements, 2008-2012. Read More »

Galleries and Performance

He Has the Hat, But Is He the Motherf#@ker?

Berkeley actor Carl Lumbly, starring in SF Playhouse's new show, talks to us about vegan sausages, Martian superheroes, and his father.   Read More »

Eat and Drink

The Great Noodle Quest

Spurred by the ongoing ramen craze, noodles of all nationalities are hotter than a steaming bowl of tonkotsu. But how do you separate the meritorious from the mediocre? You slurp—a lot. Asian food connoisseur Jonathan Kauffman hunts down The Bay Area's 21 Top Bowls.... Read More »


5 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches To Eat Right Now

Has anyone else noticed grilled cheese—the most G-rated of sandwiches—has started to sneak in with the big kids on some rather serious menus around town? Read More »


(Noe) Valley Girl

Victoria Smith, the discerningly quirky shelter blogger behind SFGirlbyBay, unveils her new digs. Read More »

City Life

It Takes The Whole City To Make Up For One Lost Twin

When Marian Brown's twin sister Vivian died two weeks ago, she left Marian to celebrate their birthday alone. Or so she thought. Tonight, San Francisco steps in to fill in for the other half of the legendary couple. Read More »

Who Needs Another Start-Up? Nirav Tolia Defends Nextdoor

Nearly 80 percent of San Francisco neighborhoods, and more than 7,000 communities across the country, are using a new social network that lets neighbors plan block parties, look for lost cats, and share crime alerts. Sounds great, but do we really need another social network?   Read More »

Galleries and Performance

Cheating On The Pearl Girl

Dutch Masters at the de Young. Read More »

City Life

Surfer Peter Mel: Winning Mavericks was "Icing on the Cake"

Santa Cruz native Peter Mel captured the elusive Mavericks Invitational title last weekend, and he talks to us about his victory, family, and career. Read More »

Five Comedy Shows to Catch at SF Sketchfest

San Francisco's annual festival of comedy is back for two weeks of political incorrectness, fart jokes, and seizeless laughter. While the big shows are sold out (sorry Portlandia fans, maybe check StubHub) there's still plenty of great comedians in town. Here, our five favorites.  Read More »

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