News and Features

The Monolith

How can the revamped $610 million SFMOMA be both elitist and egalitarian? Global and provincial? Monumental and microscopic? By mirroring all the contradictions of its hometown. Read More »


Prince in Sausalito: Remembering the Artist's First Album at the Record Plant

One day in 1977, a petite 19-year-old in a sharp suit turned up in Sausalito. And blew everyone's mind. Read More »

News and Features

Still Life with Live Nude Girls

Erotic photos that aren’t erotic photos, taken by a photographer who isn’t a photographer. Read More »

Tech World

Snapchat Invents Digital Blackface—and It’s Just as Bad as You Imagine

What better way to celebrate 4/20 than a filter that turns you into Bob Marley? Read More »


Blackbelt Jane: Kim Photogenically Kicks Ass in New Web Ad

Oh, if only the Costa-Hawkins Act could be beaten into submission. Read More »

City Life

All the Tinkle Ladies: Let's Stop Fighting Over the Dolores Park Pissoir and Demand Pee Parity Now

Grab your Shenis, it's protest time! Read More »


Design Calendar: The Week in Sales, Openings, Events, and More

Where to be and what to buy. Read More »


Watch Peter Dinklage Flirt with His Wax Double at Madame Tussauds

They'd like a little alone time, please. Read More »

City Life

The Hugh Hefner of Weed Lives in Los Angeles, Throws Wild Mansion Parties, and Calls Himself BigMike

Weed fertilizer mogul Michael Straumietis gets lots of grass. Read More »

Galleries and Performance

Five Things to Know About the Wonderfully Weird James Turrell

 The master of light manipulation returns to the Bay Area after a long absence.  Read More »

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