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Booksmith seeking word wreckers

San Franciscans hungry for innovative and social literary theater are likely to…

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South African dissident honored in photo exhibit

South Africa’s infamous apartheid regime is often considered one of the worst…

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SFMade Week celebrates local manufacturing boom

As the trend for quality, local craftsmanship continues to grow in The…

Courtesy PhotoMary Roach is talking about her new book “Gulp” at various locales in The City this week.

Another fun Mary Roach book to digest

For a woman who’s just written a book about the human digestive…

Courtesy PhotoMary Roach is talking about her new book “Gulp” at various locales in The City this week.
Courtesy PhotoTaxidermist Alicia Goode prepares a black-footed albatross for the new Gallery of California Natural Sciences at the Oakland Museum of California.

Oakland gears up for new natural sciences gallery

Oak trees, snow geese, night herons eating Chinese takeout, a mastodon excavation,…

Courtesy PhotoTaxidermist Alicia Goode prepares a black-footed albatross for the new Gallery of California Natural Sciences at the Oakland Museum of California.
Courtesy PhotoJonathan Green’s 1988 painting “Field Hands” is among dozens of amazing art works and artifacts on view in “The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard Kinsey.”

Kinseys shed new light on African-American culture

Packed with photographs, a diverse selection of paintings and other contemporary fine…

Courtesy PhotoJonathan Green’s 1988 painting “Field Hands” is among dozens of amazing art works and artifacts on view in “The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard Kinsey.”
Courtesy PhotoKael Alford’s “Najaf

Heartrending ‘Eye on Iraq’ at de Young Museum

War is hard, but it is especially hard on children. If you…

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Courtesy Photo“Dangling” is a fantastic example of Hung Liu’s ability to capture interesting faces.

Challenging, revealing images of China by Hung Liu

Oakland-based artist Hung Liu is a quiet pioneer. The 65-year-old painter and…

Courtesy Photo“Dangling” is a fantastic example of Hung Liu’s ability to capture interesting faces.
Courtesy PhotoMiss Buggs’ “Missing Andy

White Walls celebrates 10 years anniversary, new home

The head of a large stag, with enormous golden, rocket launcher-shaped horns,…

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Courtesy PhotoCornelis Visscher’s 1657 engraving “The Large Cat” is among the works on view in “Rembrandt’s Century” at the de Young Museum.

'Rembrandt’s Century' displays Dutch masters' drawings at De Young Museum

There are many gems in “Rembrandt’s Century,” but perhaps none quite as…

Courtesy PhotoCornelis Visscher’s 1657 engraving “The Large Cat” is among the works on view in “Rembrandt’s Century” at the de Young Museum.
Joseph SchellSEIU Local 1021 won a good city contract last year using a show of force and solidarity in City Hall and the streets.

SEIU 1021 employees authorize strike as its clash with the city goes to arbitration

Service Employees International Union Local 1021, which represents most city employees in…

Joseph SchellSEIU Local 1021 won a good city contract last year using a show of force and solidarity in City Hall and the streets.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoAireez Taylor’s family is waiting to be moved from the Alice Griffith housing project after the 15-year-old was shot seven times in an unsolved attack near her home last year. The Housing Authority has been trying to find them alternate housing.

Family lives in fear while awaiting action from San Francisco Housing Authority

Aireez Taylor was talking with friends near her Bayview home Dec. 29…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoAireez Taylor’s family is waiting to be moved from the Alice Griffith housing project after the 15-year-old was shot seven times in an unsolved attack near her home last year. The Housing Authority has been trying to find them alternate housing.
Getty Images File PhotoAuthor Hilary Mantel is under fire for saying somewhat rude things about Catherine

Pregnant Kate Middleton blasted by author Hilary Mantel

Svelte Kate Middleton is finally showing a baby bump, and the world…

Getty Images File PhotoAuthor Hilary Mantel is under fire for saying somewhat rude things about Catherine

Fire at SF gallery has artist in hot water with authorities

A Mission Street art gallery may be in trouble after San Francisco…

COURTESY PHOTOGood read: "Sweet Tooth

Take time for notable 2012 books

For those who haven’t gone completely digital yet, here are recommendations for…

COURTESY PHOTOGood read: "Sweet Tooth
Courtesy PhotoMayor Ed Lee is keeping his nose out of Housing Authority Director Henry Alvarez's business and declined to comment on lawsuits surrounding the agency.

Mayor Ed Lee steering clear of Housing Authority Director Henry Alvarez, discrimination lawsuits

Mayor Ed Lee is taking a wait-and-see attitude toward San Francisco Housing…

Courtesy PhotoMayor Ed Lee is keeping his nose out of Housing Authority Director Henry Alvarez's business and declined to comment on lawsuits surrounding the agency.
all: Courtesy photosBusy at work: Michael Bush

Michael Bush is the man behind Michael Jackson’s jackets

Who would Michael Jackson have been without his jackets, shiny shoes, fedoras…

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Courtesy PhotoSan Francisco Housing Authority Executive Director Henry Alvarez is facing lawsuits from subordinates that accuse racism and other discrimination.

Housing Authority chief Henry Alvarez faces racial lawsuit storm

Allegations of racism and other discrimination against San Francisco Housing Authority Executive…

Courtesy PhotoSan Francisco Housing Authority Executive Director Henry Alvarez is facing lawsuits from subordinates that accuse racism and other discrimination.
Courtesy PhotoRolltop desk from 1784 by cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener.

Legion loaded with Louis

The French royal court was never known for subtlety. Louis XIV had…

Courtesy PhotoRolltop desk from 1784 by cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener.
All: courtesy photosLocal flavor: Michael Chabon’s new book is a vivid exploration of modern times set in the East Bay.

Literary stroll down ‘Telegraph Avenue’

Best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon has a loyal following,…

All: courtesy photosLocal flavor: Michael Chabon’s new book is a vivid exploration of modern times set in the East Bay.