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Ursula K. Le Guin on speaking truth to power at National Book Awards

On the morning after the National Book Awards, speaking by phone from a Manhattan hotel, Ursula K. Le Guin was feisty, smart and pointed — exactly as we might expect.

Vigil, 'Sleep Out' For Homeless Youth Planned For Tonight At Freedom Plaza

"An opportunity for us to stand in solidarity with homeless young people from all over our city." [ more › ]

UC Berkeley students stage sleep-in over tuition hike; regents vote today

UC Berkeley students staged a sit-in overnight to protest a proposed tuition hike of up to 5% a year over the next five years. The controversial increase got the approval of a key UC committee on Wednesday and is expected to be approved today by the full board of regents.

Gear Up For Ramen Sunday At Acadia

Grab a bowl of the ramen that won Ramenfest [ more › ]

Leave the pie to the pros this Thanksgiving

To brine or not to brine? Should you go with a classic green bean casserole with French's fried onions this year, or class things up with roasted hericot vert and charred leeks?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this sto...

L.A. Auto Show: Land Rovers, trials motorcycle tackle obstacle course

Jaguar Land Rover wasn't content to just bring its impressive new Discovery Sport line to the L.A. Auto Show, or to show off its sleek F-Type R sports car.

DuBose Porter Running for Reelection as DPG Chairman

DuBose Porter announced on Wednesday he and First Vice Chair Nikema Williams are running for reelection. Judging from initial reaction on FB, Georgia Democrats seem happy with decision, despite their poor showing at the polls on Nov....Show More Summary

French bistro Le Bilboquet opens in Buckhead today

The only free-standing restaurant planned for the new Buckhead Atlanta development, French bistro Le Bilboquet, opens today. Executive chef Julien Jouhannaud, who worked under Michelin star chef Alain Ducasse, will oversee the "culinary...Show More Summary

Brooklyn Man Pretending To Be Cop Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman While Threatening Arrest

A previously convicted Brooklyn sex offender, who apparently convinced an 18-year-old woman he was a cop before sexually assaulting her, was arrested yesterday, police said. [ more › ]

46-million Americans, the most in 7 years, to travel over Thanksgiving

Love having company for Thanksgiving? Good, because you'll have plenty of it. More than 46-million Americans are expected to drive or fly to their destination this year, the highest number of Thanksgiving  travelers since pre-recession 2007.

An SFMTA Fantasy for Van Ness – Check Out This Illustration – IRL, Route 101 Will be Filled with Cars, Bumper to Bumper

TweetIs this a joke? This is a joke, right? School buses in San Francisco? Are we going to have yet another SFUSD consent decree and be busing kids around even more? Actually, SFMTA, the trend is to have less busing and also lots of kids ride on SFMTA buses, as you well know, SFMTA. So […]

Food Becomes Art At Andrew Carmellini's Newcomer Little Park

  Restaurant industry veteran Andrew Carmellini and his partners Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard excel at creating beautiful dining experiences, from the tasteful decor to the artfully composed plate. Just as you felt immersed in French...Show More Summary

Two-car families are on the decline

Automakers face a looming reality: Families are ditching the second car.

Glad Hand: Patreon Accounts for All!

3 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Glad Hand is Torontoist‘s political cartoon, created by Brett Lamb and appearing here every Thursday.

Nuclear deal with Iran would make the world a better place

Alt Text: Columnist Venetia Rainey Five good reasons why the West and Iran should come to an agreement – and the sooner the better Column Venetia Rainey Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:02pm The West has set up Iran as its arch-enemyShow More Summary

Le Bilboquet To Open Nov. 20

French bistro to start dinner service in Buckhead Atlanta Thursday evening.

Brit Movies: Downton Abbey’s Lily James Stars in Disney’s New Adaptation of Cinderella

Disney has produced a live-action version of Cinderella and it stars a familiar face to us Anglophiles – Lily James – Lady Rose from Downton Abbey. It also has a great cast of British actors and actresses. From Disney: A live-actionShow More Summary

San Francisco 2024 Olympics Roundup: Reaction to Today’s Big Push in the Pages of the SF Chronicle

TweetWell, today’s the big day for the bid to have the 2024 Olympics in the Bay Area. San Francisco puts in chips for 2024 Olympics by John Coté 1. Obviously, an Olympics in the bay area would be good news for the San Francisco Chronicle. Obvs. I mean, that goes without saying, right? See the […]

Mike Nichols: Director dies at 83

The director of "The Graduate" and so much more has won an Oscar, an Emmy, Tonys and a Grammy.

Photos: Buffalo Continues To Be Pummeled With Lake Effect Snow

  The lake effect snow that has been pummeling upstate New York this week will continue its assault upon the area for a few days more. The region has now been hit with more than 70 inches of snow; two more people have died, bringingShow More Summary

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