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12/28/2011

When Stephen De Staebler studied sculpture at UC Berkeley in the late 1950s, no material was more scorned than ordinary clay. Museums... More»

12/28/2011

Since moving to San Francisco, I’d followed the DIY movement wistfully, nose pressed to the glass. I baked bread. I grew tomatoes. But... More»

12/27/2011

The new film is even more Fincheresque than his previous thrillers like The Game and Zodiac—in other words, it’s not for the faint-hearted (see... More»

12/22/2011

“Hardly anybody takes that long,” she says, “but I live right down the block. When people fly in to do it—from as far away as... More»

12/21/2011

Gone are the days when getting fit meant a humdrum relationship between you, your treadmill, and your headphones. Thanks to a new wave of exercise trends... More»

12/21/2011
12/19/2011

Based on a Brothers Grimm tale about a young girl who’s sold to the devil by her unwitting father (he’s soused), the story is, well, quite grim... More»

12/15/2011

Late-night drinking is an old tradition in North Beach, a neighborhood made famous by sailors celebrating their return to dry land, and now a group of bar... More»

12/14/2011

With the Dec. 31 deadline for pulling out of Iraq approaching, and the Afghanistan conflict winding down, more than two million combat... More»

12/14/2011

Several Bay Area private schools pretty much announced to the world, “Aren’t we cool?” with a recent technology decision. ... 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»