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High Speed Rail Authority set to extend comment period on new business plan

Although most people have already sounded off on the ballooning costs of…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMTA will implement double stopping on Muni Metro trains at certain stations starting this weekend.

SFMTA authorizes $170 million in revenue bonds

Revenue bonds totaling $170 million were authorized by the San Francisco Municipal…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMTA will implement double stopping on Muni Metro trains at certain stations starting this weekend.

Cookbooks by local authors make excellent holiday gifts

Now that we’re eating leftovers, happy about getting over one holiday hump,…

Courtesy photoThe founder of democratic China is the subject of “Sun Yat-sen: His Life and Legacy” on view in the Chinese Center in the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library.

A look at Sun Yat-sen’s life and legacy

“Sun Yat-sen: His Life and Legacy” is a rich exhibition celebrating  the…

Courtesy photoThe founder of democratic China is the subject of “Sun Yat-sen: His Life and Legacy” on view in the Chinese Center in the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library.

Facebook suspects author Salman Rushdie's account run by an imposter, deletes his page

Facebook allegedly removed famed author Salman Rushdie’s page last week because they…

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Author Neal Pollack's new novel inspired by history of Jews in basketball

The author of the humor memoirs “Alternadad,” “Stretch: The Unlikely Making of…

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Pride and glory: Tintoretto’s 16th-century “Portrait of a Man in Gold-Trimmed Armor” is among the European masterworks on view at the de Young Museum. (Courtesy photo)Pride and glory: Tintoretto’s 16th-century “Portrait of a Man in Gold-Trimmed Armor” is among the European masterworks on view at the de Young Museum. (Courtesy photo)

‘Masters of Venice’ at de Young Museum in San Francisco

The origin of the de Young Museum’s current exhibition, “Masters of Venice:…

Pride and glory: Tintoretto’s 16th-century “Portrait of a Man in Gold-Trimmed Armor” is among the European masterworks on view at the de Young Museum. (Courtesy photo)Pride and glory: Tintoretto’s 16th-century “Portrait of a Man in Gold-Trimmed Armor” is among the European masterworks on view at the de Young Museum. (Courtesy photo)
Vivid image: Artist David Linger’s provocative scenes of Russia

Linger’s romantic images have sinister undertones

On the one hand, works in David Linger’s “Narratives in Porcelain” on…

Vivid image: Artist David Linger’s provocative scenes of Russia
Bedazzled: An 18th-century French brooch with colored diamonds and colored pearls is among the jewels on view at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. (Courtesy photo)Bedazzled: An 18th-century French brooch with colored diamonds and colored pearls is among the jewels on view at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. (Courtesy photo)

30th San Francisco Fall Antiques Show reveals hidden treasures

The San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, today through Sunday at Fort Mason…

Bedazzled: An 18th-century French brooch with colored diamonds and colored pearls is among the jewels on view at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. (Courtesy photo)Bedazzled: An 18th-century French brooch with colored diamonds and colored pearls is among the jewels on view at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. (Courtesy photo)
Memorial show: Paintings by the late Nathan Oliveira

A colorful, captivating look at Nathan Oliveira

A memorial exhibition of work by Nathan Oliveira at John Berggruen Gallery…

Memorial show: Paintings by the late Nathan Oliveira

Authorities capture man wanted in Richmond apartment complex shooting

The suspect in what appears to be a shooting by a disgruntled…

Cain’s 9-9-9 makes Washington a ruling authority

Herman Cain’s signature 9-9-9 proposal has two problems. First, it’s unconstitutional, and…

Getting ready: Papergirl SF volunteers roll up art for delivery. (Courtesy photo)Getting ready: Papergirl SF volunteers roll up art for delivery. (Courtesy photo)

Roll and ride with Papergirl SF Gallery Show

Art doesn’t stay in one place for long. It moves from trend…

Getting ready: Papergirl SF volunteers roll up art for delivery. (Courtesy photo)Getting ready: Papergirl SF volunteers roll up art for delivery. (Courtesy photo)
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Big-time authors in the spotlight at Litquake

Chelsea HandlerThe comedian and bestselling author speaks in conversation with Litquake co-founder…

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San Francisco County Transportation Authority could move with help of $750K buyout

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority could move out of its longtime…

Serene view: Photographs of Japan by Michael Kenna

Arion Press makes art books the old-fashioned way

The Arion Press building — where deluxe, limited-edition books are hand-produced and…

Serene view: Photographs of Japan by Michael Kenna
Courtesy photoDance season opener: The Mark Morris Dance Group performs “Dido and Aeneas” at Cal Performances

The Mark Morris troupe brings ‘Dido’ back to Cal Performances

Once the famed bad boy of dance, Mark Morris is now known…

Courtesy photoDance season opener: The Mark Morris Dance Group performs “Dido and Aeneas” at Cal Performances
Grand finale: Iréne Theorin sings the title role and Marco Berti is Calaf

'Turandot' ushers San Francisco Opera into autumn

If it be “Turandot,” let there be a surfeit of it. Strangely,…

Grand finale: Iréne Theorin sings the title role and Marco Berti is Calaf

‘The Big One’ a San Francisco story better read than experienced

If David Littlejohn’s fiction is correct, the San Francisco Opera House’s recent…

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Author explores effects of prison system on LGBTQ community

Eric Stanley, co-editor of the recently released book “Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment…

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