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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Murdered by the Son of the Sugar King

Yesterday's Crimes: Murdered by the Son of the Sugar King

Blackmail was part of the business model for Charles and Michael de Young in the early days of their San Francisco Chronicle. Slinging mud at the city's well to do was commonplace for the Chron since its beginnings in 1865,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dale Blows Up

Dale Blows Up

Last April, a crazy 30-foot neon-yellow Dale Chihuly sculpture appeared in the de Young’s Pool of Enchantment, but it was not part of his show. It was part of his pre-show. The full exhibit, “Chihuly at the de Young,” opens…
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History of the Dead

Museums are usually thought of as places where history is preserved and the past -- or at least the past chosen by the museum curator -- is displayed and explained. But sometimes the museum's role within history is revealed, and…
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