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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bohemian Grave: The Montgomery Block

Bohemian Grave: The Montgomery Block

Welcome to Bohemian Grave, a semi-regular feature on the vanished countercultural history of San Francisco, from long before anyone started lamenting the impending demise of Lucky 13. When the Transamerica Pyramid was completed in 1972, the 853-foot tower was…
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Culture, Books Lonely City: A New Field Guide to San Francisco

Lonely City: A New Field Guide to San Francisco

Every once in awhile, there comes a beautiful work of art that gives rightful tribute to the place we call home. Whether it comes in the form of song, literature, or art, these tributes depict more than the Golden Gate…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Where the Redwoods Grow

Tourism for Locals: Where the Redwoods Grow

Ever just want to get away from it all? As much as we love our city, sometimes the urban jungle can be exhausting and tedious. For those looking for an escape to a tranquil environment during the work day, but…
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Calendar, Night&Day Legendary Language

Legendary Language

Across from the Transamerica Pyramid, where Montgomery Street meets Columbus Avenue, sits the historic Canessa Building, a brick landmark built in the late 1800s. Canessa Gallery, inside, has hosted countless artists and writers and is an enchanting place to attend…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sunday Is April Fools Day -- Embrace the Chance to Be Truly Stupid

Sunday Is April Fools Day -- Embrace the Chance to Be Truly Stupid

Just because Sunday is April Fools Day doesn't mean you get to skip church. If you're a member of the First Church of the Last Laugh (and you are), it's the holiest day of the year, so get out there.…
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Calendar, Night&Day We're With Stupid

We're With Stupid

Just because Sunday is April Fools Day doesn’t mean you get to skip church. If you’re a member of the First Church of the Last Laugh (and you are), it’s the holiest day of the year, so get out there.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Bay Bridge Doesn't Move, But You Can Follow It (and Other S.F. Landmarks) on Twitter

The Bay Bridge Doesn't Move, But You Can Follow It (and Other S.F. Landmarks) on Twitter

Used to be, if you talked to buildings, you were automatically crazy. These days, locals talk to San Francisco landmarks all the time - and the landmarks talk back, thanks to Twitter users giving voice to everything from perky cable…
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News, Sucka Free City Willie's World: The wisdom of S.F.'s ex-mayor

Willie's World: The wisdom of S.F.'s ex-mayor

The other night I was going from the symphony's gala fundraiser to an afterhours meeting with Paul Pelosi, and I have to say: The bar where I drink is better than the bar where you drink. My bar has fancy…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Redwood Grove

"From them comes silence and awe," John Steinbeck said of Sequoia sempervirens, the majestic, towering conifers that can grow well over 300 feet in height, 7 feet in diameter, and 2,000 years in age. Not native to San Francisco, they…
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Best Redwood Grove

Transamerica Pyramid 600 Montgomery (at Washington) "From them comes silence and awe," John Steinbeck said of Sequoia sempervirens, the majestic, towering conifers that can grow well over 300 feet in height, 7 feet in diameter, and 2,000 years in age.…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Midnight Playground

Michelangelo Playground Greenwich between Jones and Leavenworth Sometimes a grown-up just has to slide and swing and jump from ring to ring, especially when it's 'round midnight in the asphalt jungle, the dives and joints are thrumming and shrieking, and…
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Dining, Eat The Raw and the Cooked

The Raw and the Cooked

For sentimental reasons, I knew just where I wanted to take my 11-year-old godson, Chester, for dinner a couple of months ago, when he was visiting the Bay Area from the East Coast: George Morrone's new restaurant, Tartare. Two years…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Four Best Skyscrapers

Although it's impossible to admire the glass-and-concrete monoliths that have been destroying the city's Mediterranean skyline since the mid-1960s, a few examples of great urban architecture still exist in the canyons of the Financial District. The category means we've had…
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