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Music, Swimming Against the Stream: Musicians Fight for Their Worth in the Internet Era

Swimming Against the Stream: Musicians Fight for Their Worth in the Internet Era

The cops were getting lots of calls. Drivers were worried. There was a woman walking down the road — the narrow part of Highway 1, just north of L.A. And she was pushing a baby carriage. When the cops found…
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Culture, Kill Your Television Get on the Bus: Visions of Working at Google

Get on the Bus: Visions of Working at Google

Interviewing at Google was probably the most intimidating thing I've ever done. First of all, I had to figure out why they make manholes round so I could answer that if it came up. Second of all, I had to…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Pizza the App: The One-Stop Service for the Hungry

Pizza the App: The One-Stop Service for the Hungry

Right after you request an Uber after a long night, you can now place your order for a pizza to devour entirely by yourself when you get home (no judgment, we've been there). Pizza the App, created by Stanford grads…
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Dining, Distillations Distillations: Hiding Out at Dalva

Distillations: Hiding Out at Dalva

I'd been inside Dalva, in the Mission, for a couple of hours with Jimmy and Arnold. We'd walked through the long dark dive bar that makes up the front of the place and gone into the "Hideout" in the back,…
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Dining, Distillations Distillations: Discovering a World of Pure Imagineering at Rickhouse

Distillations: Discovering a World of Pure Imagineering at Rickhouse

Rickhouse was packed when I walked in. We're never going to find a place to sit, I thought. But Lily had somehow preserved two seats at the bar. We hugged in that awkward way of two people who aren't natural…
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News, Your Humble Narrator Buy the Ticket, Fake the Ride: A Tech Scientist Devises a Means to Defraud BART

Buy the Ticket, Fake the Ride: A Tech Scientist Devises a Means to Defraud BART

A house divided against itself cannot stand. With regards to our country writ large, President Lincoln was prescient. With regards to our midsized city, however, we'll have to wait and see. San Francisco is a realm dramatically divided against itself…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters March 5-11, 2014

Shake and Spray Art Graffiti is still an act of vandalism: As a homeless tent dweller who recently had his tent tagged by a spray can idiot, I do not view tagging as a valid art form ["The Writing on…
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Calendar, Night&Day Slowbots

Slowbots

The future has always been about robots. From the creepy mind games of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey to the domestic service of Rosie on The Jetsons, the promise of personal robots has been present in popular culture…
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News, The Snatch

The Snatch: Foul News on Every Street

Bad Taste Police are warning San Francisco pet owners to keep an eye out after police found nearly two dozen poisonous meatballs over the weekend, the same kind that killed a dog last summer. San Francisco Animal Control officers spent…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tech Conference

Tech Conference

A common criticism of the technology industry (aside from our exorbitant rental prices, of course) is that its workers don't represent the diversity found in the Bay Area. There is some truth to that. Twitter was widely criticized last…
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News, Feature The Evolution of Protest: The Bay Area Has Been Shaped by Dissent, But No One Can Stand in the Way of What's Coming.

The Evolution of Protest: The Bay Area Has Been Shaped by Dissent, But No One Can Stand in the Way of What's Coming.

The first salvo in the great tech-bus wars was fired on a crisp Friday morning in December. News from the front was, of course, live-tweeted. The correspondent in this case was Craig Frost, a Google employee whose charter bus ambled…
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News, Hard Drive: Self-Driving Cars Are Closer Than They Appear

Hard Drive: Self-Driving Cars Are Closer Than They Appear

Before 2009, it was a secret. In 2010, it became an announcement. And from 2011 on, Google's self-driving car program has been an intriguing spectacle. Now, five years on, Google cars regularly traverse Bay Area byways, sensing their surroundings and…
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Dining, Eat Alta CA: Daniel Patterson's Mid-Market Restaurant Has Late-Night Eats and a Fantastic Burger

Alta CA: Daniel Patterson's Mid-Market Restaurant Has Late-Night Eats and a Fantastic Burger

Alta CA is probably going to take some punches from the anti-gentrification hordes, those blockers of Google buses and decriers of rising rents. After all, the latest venture from lauded chef Daniel Patterson is right in the thick of it…
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News, Sucka Free City Discount Beef: A New Start-Up Offers Bodyguards for Rent to the Little Guy

Discount Beef: A New Start-Up Offers Bodyguards for Rent to the Little Guy

In his three-year career as a bouncer, Nick Negusse has manned the door at strip clubs, broken up bar fights, tamed rowdy customers at City Nights and Ruby Skye, cataloged every downside of binge drinking, and run the whole gamut…
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Dining, Eat Maneelap-Srimongkoun: Lao-Thai Restaurant Challenges Champion Spellers, Jaded Palates

Maneelap-Srimongkoun: Lao-Thai Restaurant Challenges Champion Spellers, Jaded Palates

Even more un-Google-able than "Humphry Slocombe" and sure to generate eye-rolls for being about as remote as the landlocked Southeast Asian nation from which its cuisine hails, Maneelap-Srimongkoun has come to the Excelsior. This family-run, dual-nationality gem covers familiar turf…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Holy shit was that a great wedding at the Grammy Awards. As Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Madonna, and others performed the tolerance anthem "Same Love," a number of couples, straight and gay, were married en masse in the middle of…
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News, The Snatch

The Snatch: Working the Fields Under God's All-Recording Eye

The Wheat and the Chat Just 108 years after San Francisco was reduced to rubble by a cataclysmic act of God, it happened again. With the sudden loss of its Gmail privileges last Friday, palms slapped onto tables in offices…
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News, Feature Only in Alameda

Only in Alameda

Like a lot of Bay Areans, when I'm traveling, I tell people I'm from San Francisco. I say this despite the fact that I was born and raised in a lovely old house in Alameda. My sweet mom gave birth…
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Calendar, Night&Day Surviving the Shift

Surviving the Shift

In Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, Player Piano, there are two classes of people: engineers and everyone else. The vast majority of work is automated, and anyone without an aptitude for operating machines lives across the river. They are poor,…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters January 15-21, 2014

Chugging Along No analysis on the best hybrid engines for Muni leaves a U.S. company in the dust: Shouldn't we be buying American wherever possible ? Allison is a respected engine-maker; was the company…
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