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12/14/2011

San Francisco’s food scene has always been globally influential, but the latest culinary exporters are trying to re-create more than just the... More»

12/7/2011

WEBSITE REVIEW MODA OPERANDI (modaoperandi.com) When notorious San Francisco... More»

12/1/2011

Since its debut in 1967, the SECA Art Award, named for the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (founded six years earlier), has become a... More»

12/1/2011

Is it a coincidence that so many professional chefs around here—at the top of the heap is James Syhabout of both elegant Commis and down-home Hawker... More»

11/23/2011

Ever since Brief Encounter blew A.C.T. audiences out of their seats in 2009, Bay Area drama lovers have impatiently awaited a return visit by... More»

11/23/2011

MAGAZINE ZYZZYVA: THE FALL ISSUE It’s almost a whimsical act in this digital age and town for a magazine... More»

11/22/2011

Some unfortunate plot twists are tough to take, including the devoted slave girl who happily sacrifices herself so the hero can find love, but the opera is... More»

11/11/2011

There are certain singers whose voices are so fresh and distinctive that you never forget the first time you hear them. Tune-Yards front woman Merrill... More»

11/1/2011

MAGAZINE REVIEW VOLUME ONE: 25 WAYS TO BE A LOCAL (The Bold Italic) Hovering somewhere between rough-edged... More»

11/1/2011

CD REVIEW LATEEF THE TRUTHSPEAKER: FIREWIRE (Quannum Projects) Many of the Bay Area’s brainiest rap... More»

11/1/2011

Book LOVE AND SHAME AND LOVE (Little, Brown and Company) I have a bias against literary style—language that... More»

11/1/2011

FILM REVIEW AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER (Luna Park Productions) Why are half of all Americans who tie the knot... More»