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News, Feature When We Were Red Hot: S.F.'s Tamale Industry Once Ruled America

When We Were Red Hot: S.F.'s Tamale Industry Once Ruled America

Design by Andrew J. Nilsen. Last spring, the San Francisco Public Library hosted an exhibit titled "San Francisco Eats," an ostensibly comprehensive glimpse into the city's culinary history. Photos, menus, matchbooks, and other ephemera chronicled the many trends that…
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The Anarchist Knitting Circle

In 2000, Harvard sociology professor Robert D. Putnam tracked the erosion of American social networks and civic involvement in his book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Through his research on Americans' declining participation in things like…
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News, Matt Smith Balkans by the Bay

Balkans by the Bay

Jutting from the northern wall of the S.F. Maritime Museum's bottom floor are mementos of a more civilized era: bright chrome shower heads lined up at attention, as if waiting for a rush of bathers from Black Point Cove. But…
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