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News, Sucka Free City The Idea List

The Idea List

A mayoral spokesman recently explained that Gavin Newsom needed to be at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, because it's where he gets his "innovative ideas." With the city facing a $575 million budget shortfall, what are the Davos-inspired ideas…
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News, The Snitch Salut Gavin! Practical French for Hizzoner's Jaunt Around Old Europe

Salut Gavin! Practical French for Hizzoner's Jaunt Around Old Europe

As long as Gavin Newsom keeps traveling to nations where they speak a language someone we know speaks proficiently, we will keep providing handy phrasebooks for things our mayor might choose to say. Today we offer a few Gavin-to-French…
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News, Sucka Free City

Not-So-Fun Run

Bay to Breakers is always crazy, and what do you expect from a huge crowd of people getting drunk, taking off their clothes (or most of them, in any case), and pretending to jog across the city? It's less like…
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Dining, Eat

It's Not the Cheese

Heading down 19th Avenue on my way to Luzern, a Swiss restaurant in the Sunset, I tried to organize the myriad impressions Switzerland has imposed upon my psyche across the decades. There's the Shirley Temple version of Heidi and the…
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News, Matt Smith Sharing the Love

Sharing the Love

The first car I ever drove was a gray, four-door 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Custom with a six-cylinder engine, a trunk that held five bicycles, and the kind of American-style ride that makes 75 miles per hour feel like a…
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