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The Housing Wars’ Next Front
Benjamin Schneider | October 23, 2018


In 2014, Keith Riley’s domestic partner, Suzanne ­Collins, died of complications related to diabetes. The couple had been paying $793 a month for a rent-controlled studio...

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Brainwashed, Enslaved, and Trafficked in Mountain View
Nick Pachelli | October 22, 2018

On October 4, 2013, Suleman Masood, a 20-year-old employee at a Safeway in Mountain View, quietly approached his coworker Javier Zaragoza and asked if they...

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The Forensic Fighter
Gabriel Thompson | October 19, 2018

Bennet Omalu is not a man who seeks out controversy. He’s been known to flee it, in fact. But it has a way of finding him. 

On March 18, 22-year-old Stephon Clark became the latest flash point in the...

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The Best Cities in the Bay Area
San Francisco magazine | October 18, 2018

The other Sunday, through a chain of circumstances too complicated to explain but that involved a driving lesson and an obsession with finding out how long San Pablo Avenue really is (answer:...

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Bruce Munro’s New Light Sculptures Are Straight Outta Narnia
Rebecca Katz | October 17, 2018


“I got a strange feeling that I’d been there before,” says acclaimed light artist Bruce Munro of visiting the Montalvo Arts...

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Affinities: Skate Like a Mom
Erin Feher | October 16, 2018

See all the Affinities photo shoots here.

“I think as moms we carry so much on our...

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The Art of Parenthood
Erin Feher | October 15, 2018

Someone has thrown a sneaker out the living room window. I’m not saying who, because no one likes a tattletale, but regardless, there’s now a child-size Nike on the roof. It sailed past a pair of black flamingo...

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The Oakland Museum’s New Eames Show Is a Tinkerer’s Paradise
Taylor Hohn | October 12, 2018

You know the Eames lounge chair. You love the Eames lounge chair. But in the Oakland Museum of California’s new exhibition ...

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Final Edition
Gary Kamiya | October 11, 2018

This issue of San Francisco is a somewhat momentous one for me. It’s the last issue that I will ever work on—not only of this magazine but of any publication. Print rag, online zine, coffeehouse broadsheet, samizdat...

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This Korean Tasting Menu Is Silicon Valley’s Answer to Lazy Bear
Josh Sens | October 11, 2018

“We grow stone fruit at the mother ship,” the young man told me. He wasn’t a farmer, fresh off a flying saucer. He was a software...

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Samin Nosrat’s New Netflix Series Is an Antidote to Celebrity Cooking Shows
Luke Tsai | October 11, 2018


In many ways, Netflix’s gorgeous new four-part documentary series...

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The Russian River Has All the Fall Feels That San Francisco’s Missing
Lindsey J. Smith | October 10, 2018


Nestled in the heart of Sonoma County, the Russian River Valley has long been a haven for summertime weekenders looking to hole up...

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