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OMG, Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” is Awesome – Show Plays Near AT&T Park Until Jan. 18th, 2015

TweetKurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is here and everybody loves it, so far: San Francisco Chronicle’s  Robert Hurwitt San Francisco Examiner’s  Jean Schiffman  San Jose Mercury News Karen D’Souza Yelp Huffington Post’s Leo Stutzin I mean, find me a negative review, Gentle Reader. I tried to find one. I failed. You know, I’ve never actually paid to […]

The State of the Lesbian Bar: San Francisco Toasts To The End Of An Era

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Iconic lesbian bar The Lexington Club is closing. Let's pour one out for it and examine the State of the Lesbian Bar in these sad times.

Joel Goodrich Wire: If you missed this weekend's profile...

If you missed this weekend's profile of San Francisco real estate uberagent Joel Goodrich, this is your chance to read about the super salesman's world of vitamins and Versace shirts. The article examines Goodrich's somewhat tumultuous past, which included turns...

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon Becomes First Major South Korean Politician to Endorse Gay Marriage

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In an interview with The San Francisco Examiner on Sunday, Seoul mayor Park Won-soon became the first mainstream South Korean politician to endorse gay marriage. The paper reports: "I personally agree with the rights of homosexuals," Park said. "But the...

The Numbers: Condos Going Gangbusters in SF's Southern Neighborhoods

The heart of San Francisco's condo market has been shifting south for some time, but now it may be headed even further down toward the city's lower borders. A new report from Polaris Pacific (PDF) examines the market from...

Shorties (Eula Bliss Interviewed, Stream the New Lucinda Williams Album, and more)

Bookforum interviewed author Eula Bliss. NPR Music is streaming the new Lucinda Williams album Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone. The San Francisco Examiner profiled the Raveonettes. Sophie Hannah talked to the Guardian about continuing Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot...

Two-Ton Tanker: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Nash Two-Ton Tanker Truck." This begins a new series of photos, scanned by Shorpy from glass negatives taken by or for Christopher Helin, travel and automotive editor of the San Francisco Examiner from about 1915 to 1930. 8.5 x 6.5 inch glass negative. View full size.

A firsthand account of the 5-alarm blaze in the Mission

Editor’s note: We received this firsthand account from Ben Rosenfeld, who lives in close proximity to the site of yesterday’s [Thu/4] 5-alarm fire. Read more about the blaze in the San Francisco Examiner. By Ben Rosenfeld For those who don't know, we were lucky our building survived a 5-alarm fire yesterday, almost directly behind us (feet away). Show More Summary

Carlisle Floyd on Susannah

APOCRYPHA WATCH: Carlisle Floyd discusses the narrative dimension of opera (Stephen Smoliar, The Examiner).Yesterday evening San Francisco Opera (SFO) presented the first Insight Panel of the its 2014–15 season. The Panel was hostedShow More Summary

The Numbers: Bay Area Home Price Growth Takes Its Annual Summer Vacay

It's time to take the temperature of the Bay Area housing market yet again via the monthly Case-Shiller Index, which examines home prices across five local counties. Like San Francisco itself during the summer months, the market began to cool...

San Francisco 49ers' projected roster

Examining the San Francisco 49ers' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Colin Kaepernick Blaine Gabbert Gabbert solidified his spot with Sunday's performance. RUNNING BACKS (5) Frank Gore Carlos Hyde Bruce Miller LaMichael James Jewel Hampton Hey,...Show More Summary

SF cab drivers form a union while Rome burns

3 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

San Francisco cab drivers have voted to unionize for the first time in over forty years, reports the SF Examiner. The move, which is either the single smartest or single dumbest thing that cab drivers could do right now, comes as atShow More Summary

Examining Glenn Dorsey's Biceps Tear as Injury-Plagued 49ers Preseason Continues

As if the San Francisco 49ers needed another serious injury, defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey suffered a torn biceps over the weekend, an injury that might end his 2014 season before it begins. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news Saturday...Show More Summary

Mausoleum Attendance: The San Francisco Arts Commission is...

The San Francisco Arts Commission is seeking submissions for a work of art to adorn the city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Yes, as in the building where the bodies of people who have died under suspicious circumstances are...

San Francisco 49ers' projected roster

Examining the San Francisco 49ers' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Colin Kaepernick Blaine Gabbert Because of heavy competition elsewhere, the 49ers will likely only carry two quarterbacks. They finished last season that way. The competition...Show More Summary

San Francisco Pervert Professor Allegedly Filmed Students in Bathroom

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

The San Francisco Examiner reports that a San Francisco State University professor was charged with 15 misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy after secretly filming students in his home bathroom. Read more...

Man Gets Drunk, Impersonates TSA Agent, Allegedly Gropes Women Using Disguise

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

A drunk man at the San Francisco International Airport somehow managed to convince two women that he was a security agent, and attempted to conduct pat-down examinations on them before getting caught by actual airport security agent...

Bank Holding Companies: Exposure, Risk and Derivatives

Source: FRBSF   Today’s chart comes from a research letter by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The letter, “Bank Counterparties and Collateral Usage,” examines the relationships between bank-holding companies and their trading partners in the over-the-counter derivatives markets. Show More Summary

Go Ahead, Get Uber-Drunk, You Have A Lyft Home

Emily Badger examines the correlation between the arrival of ride-share services and a noticeable drop in DUIs, both in Philadelphia and in San Francisco: We’ve simply plotted arrests on a timeline here; we haven’t adjusted for changes in the city’s population, or bar scene, or the economy. Any number of other things may have changed […]

WATCH: Now That Corporations Have Freedom of Religion, It's Time to Lay Out the Corporate Commandments [Fiore Cartoon]

Mark Fiore is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and animator whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, and dozens of other publications. He is an active member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, and has a website featuring his work.

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