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A Night on the Town
Kelli Stanley | January 22, 2019

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Miranda bent her head, wool scarf itchy against her neck, as neon from the House of Pisco and Covered...

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San Francisco By Night
Scott Lucas | January 22, 2019


Once Sam Spade embarked on his quest for the Maltese Falcon, San Francisco became a hard-boiled, noir fiction setting. Maybe it’s the interplay of darkness and light in our foggy hills. Maybe it’s our cast of...

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Local Players
Andrew Gilbert | January 21, 2019


Flux is the only constant in life, and, in San Francisco, for better or worse, change sweeps aside familiar settings with merciless efficiency. There are few better antidotes for vertiginous disruption than a pulse-...

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The Happiest Season of All
Luke Tsai | January 20, 2019


There are a few certainties in this life—beyond, yes, death and taxes—but for Bay Area seafood lovers, there’s also each winter’s effort to eat as many fresh Dungeness crabs...

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Diversity in Dungeness
Luke Tsai | January 20, 2019


China Village
This East Bay Sichuan institution is the creator of one of the all-time-great crab dishes: a plate of spicy, tongue-tingling ma po tofu served not with the usual ground pork, but, instead, a...

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The Bay Area's Top Doctors of 2019
San Francisco editors | January 17, 2019


No matter how much research you do, determining which doctor to make an appointment with can feel like a Herculean task—too big for any one magazine to take on....

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Trivial Pursuits
Iso Rabins | January 16, 2019

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It started with an easy one: Who wears the...

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Worth the Trip
Michael M. Clements | January 9, 2019


Perhaps no other person has done more for sailing in recent history than billionaire tech founder Larry Ellison. After 2013’s dramatic events at America’s Cup here in the Bay, the erstwhile CEO took his...

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An Ancient Prescription for the New World
Andrew Gilbert | January 8, 2019


For Dr. Rupa Marya, good health starts in the backyard. The UC San Francisco professor of hospital medicine’s home sits on a small urban farm in Oakland’s Laurel...

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One Night in Lagos
Luke Tsai | January 7, 2019

Simileoluwa Adebajo says she knows Nigeria doesn’t have the best reputation here in the United States—that if Americans speak of her ancestral homeland at all, it’s to crack a joke about the Nigerian prince email...

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Slow Burn
Matt Villano | January 4, 2019


Three days after my family evacuated from the fires that ravaged Sonoma County in October 2017, I went berserk. My wife and our three daughters were holed up at my sister-in-law’s house in Belmont. While the Yankees were...

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