Eating Out of Tune

Black Cat is trying to revive jazz in the Tenderloin. But its food could use some resuscitating. Read More »

News and Features

No Sexism in the Champagne Room

At the Riddler, the future (and funding) is female. Read More »

Wine and Spirits

Eight Actually Useful Gifts for Wine Drinkers

You can definitely give these with a straight face. Read More »


Truly Gifted

Woodside’s Emily Joubert is a charming one-stop shop for home and garden goods. Read More »


Inside Men

For powerful entities with big stories to sell (or big scandals to squash), Nathan Ballard and P.J. Johnston are ready to go to war. Read More »


Western Sonoma Gothic

See the Russian River through the eyes of a foreigner in Ian Olds’s new film, Burn CountryRead More »


Drama Queen

Her father’s money opened countless doors for Carole Shorenstein Hays. Now she’s bestowing the same favor—plus interest—on the city’s theater scene. Read More »

News and Features

Oakland Fire: Why Did Building Inspectors Miss the Ghost Ship?

Bay Area building inspectors describe protocols that leave much up to chance. And few satisfying answers. Read More »


Michael Lewis’s Tip of the Hat

A pair of pioneering behavioral economists get their due from a journo who’s unwittingly relied on their breakthroughs. Read More »


The Agony and Ecstasy of a Mayo Messiah

Hampton Creek CEO Josh Tetrick doesn’t want to dwell on bad press. Instead, he’d prefer to dream of a better tomorrow. Read More »

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