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11/18/2010

The lights dim, and the audience—every angel investor and VC partner of note in the Bay Area (i.e., the universe)—falls silent. For a second or... More»

10/26/2010

Growing up in San Jose in the 1980s, I lived in the shadow of Long Duk Dong, the iconic Chinese exchange student from John Hughes’ teen flick ... More»

10/22/2010

It’s 5:45 in the afternoon. As usual, the line is out the door at Tartine Bakery, a café in the heart of “the Gastro,” as the... More»

9/20/2010

Up highway 101 north, past the winding Russian River and Ukiah, past the Avenue of the Giants and their rocket-size trunks, about 15 miles from the... More»

6/18/2010

* Because he's a poet and doesn't know it There is an intoxicating, stripped-down intensity that comes over Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum... More»

5/24/2010

Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time at Starbucks and Peet’s, talking with men and women who used to have stable... More»

4/23/2010

Three years ago, at a two-day retreat in the Presidio, San Francisco architect Craig Hartman appeared before a crowd of urban-planning types at a... More»

4/23/2010

After reading Patricia Marx’s article in the New Yorker about shopping in Brooklyn (“Borough Haul,” March 8), you might think that... More»

12/18/2009

A few months back, I found myself in the emergency room at San Francisco General Hospital, doubled over in pain but strangely euphoric. The morphine... More»

11/19/2009

The Thug and Ed Lee...Today's Chron (11/2/11) breaks a big story concerning former CitiApartments strongman Andrew Hawkins and an... More»

11/18/2008

In the 11 months since Casey Brooks killed herself, I’ve spent a lot of time on her... More»

8/26/2008

Many years ago, someone industrious realized that the fastest way to a city dweller’s heart is a lively party with a free-flowing bar. The last place... More»