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Dining, Eat Go Fish

Go Fish

I haven't the faintest idea why I found Art's Crab Shak so alluring whenever I drove past the place, located on a singularly unpromising strip of Broadway in not-quite-downtown Oakland. Maybe it was just the incongruity of it being the…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Street Name

Many a prominent San Franciscan has earned the ultimate honor of his or her own thoroughfare. There's Isadora Duncan, mother of modern dance, tucked away near her birthplace at Geary and Taylor; realist novelist extraordinaire Frank Norris presiding over his…
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Second Time Around

Greed Erich von Stroheim's blasted masterpiece Greed survives today only in the 10-reel version released by MGM in 1924. Originally filmed as a painstaking scene-by-scene translation of Frank Norris' novel McTeague, about a dentist gone mad for lust of gold,…
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