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  Standing the test of time in a seismically unstable city is no small feat. This Friday San Francisco’s City Hall recognizes its hundred... More»

The Trojans

  The San Francisco Opera presents two productions this month—The Trojans and Two Women—both dealing with the... More»


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  No need to schlep all the way out to Beijing to see today’s hottest Chinese art: The Asian Art Museum is bringing it to us. This month... More»


  What do you do with 50,000 books? Build a temple to literature. That was the reaction of Cherilyn Parsons, founder and director of the ... More»

The book as a work of art

  In the era of e-readers, ink-on-paper books may not seem all that avant-garde. But to the 575 members of Designer Bookbinders—the world... More»


  BottleRock, Napa's Valley's music festival, opens its third year this weekend. Though it... More»


  Today, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson takes on Mother Nature as a helicopter pilot in the earthquake-ravaged San Francisco of... More»

The artwork in the field

  Thousands of San Franciscans in the Mission and Pacific Heights stumbled across an odd hanger on their front doors recently. On the glossy,... More»