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Give a waiter a break?
Vicki Haddock, Photography by Kat Bret | March 27, 2008

Witness a scene being played out in restaurants all over San Francisco: A couple settles into their favorite table—the one with the comfortable banquette and the view of the open kitchen, where they can see...

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Is Steve Jobs God?
Chris Smith, Illustration by Hellovon | March 21, 2008

Begin with a snapshot. In the foreground is Apple CEO Steve Jobs, onstage at the Moscone Center at this year’s Macworld conference, the annual gathering of the Apple faithful. Many in the audience camped out on the...

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The adventures of Marissa
Julian Guthrie | February 8, 2008

A week before Christmas, Marissa Mayer, the most closely watched woman in the most closely watched company in the world, stands in the bedroom of her $5 million, 38th-floor penthouse at the Four Seasons, surrounded by Googlers...

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Hit Singles
Melissa Schorr | February 4, 2008

Anne Fougeron
Vital stats: 47, Noe Valley
Hot because: She's one of the nation's top modern architects.
"I feel like I'm too old to be dating," groans Fougeron. "I've already done the...

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The Truth About Sleeping Around in Big Sur
Lisa Trottier | February 4, 2008

BIG SUR: $275 AND UP (and up and up)
Unless you've stayed at these two grandes dames of big sur, you probably have only a vague...

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Forever Fertile?
Diana Kapp | February 4, 2008

Susanne Goldstein and her friends agree: The perfect date is divorced and already has a couple of kids' soccer games occupying his Saturday mornings. That way, "he's not obsessed with spreading his seed because he's done it," she says. This...

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What the !*#@?
Rob Waters | February 4, 2008

Karin de Gier hadn't read UCLA economic guru Edward Leamer's gloomy forecast on the Bay Area real estate market when she put her Bernal Heights cottage up for sale late this summer. In a paper entitled "Bubble Trouble?" Leamer had joined a chorus of...

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My Name is Jim Jones
Pamela Feinsilber | February 4, 2008

Fourteen months before the horrific events the world has come to call Jonestown, Jimmy Jones was spending the night in the jungle, sobbing. His brother Stephan loved the dense, endless growth of trees and plants that surrounded the...

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Generation Single
Diana Kapp, edited by Nelson Mui | February 4, 2008

Olivia* couldn't care less about fly-fishing. She's never frozen her butt off trolling for trout in thigh-deep water, and she has no particular interest in starting now.Yet one Saturday in the not-so-distant past, the 38-year-...

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Innocence Lost
Nina Martin | February 4, 2008

The strangest thing happened to John Stoll this past spring. After 20 years in jail for an infamous crime he did not commit, a judge said it had all been a mistake, and he was set free. "You win some, you lose some," the prosecutor shrugged,...

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The Second Coming of Dave
Sheerly Avni | February 4, 2008

In its two-decade-plus existence, San Francisco's prestigious City Arts & Lectures series has had a hard time finding more than one or two Bay Area writers a year who could fill up the 900-seat Herbst Theatre...

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Talk Poetry to Me
Kevin Berger | February 4, 2008

It's a warm spring night, and Kim Addonizio is telling me about having sex with men in smoky bars with scary clown paintings on the walls. We're sitting in a booth in the 3300 Club, a bar in the outer Mission with campy paintings of naked Polynesian...

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