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Author Greg Archer aims to wage war on dieting industry

Greg Archer, co-author of “Shut Up, Skinny B-----! The Common Sense Guide…

Decaying, powerful scenes in ‘New American Picture’

Roofs face the elements without shingles and collapsing, store fronts stand shuttered…

Operating, capital budgets approved for Transbay Joint Powers Authority

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority, the body overseeing San Francisco’s massive new…

Expect the unexpected at de Young's Picasso exhibit

Visitors to the de Young Museum's next monster show, "Masterpieces from the…

Authors to be honored at 80th Annual California Book Awards tonight

Nearly a dozen authors will be honored in San Francisco this evening…

The inviting distance of Learoyd’s portraits

British photographer Richard Learoyd’s portrait series “Presences,” at the Fraenkel Galley though…

Philly Housing Authority can’t show how $1 million was spent

WHAT: The latest federal audit of the troubled Philadelphia Housing Authority found…

San Francisco International Arts Festival a worldwide art extravaganza

Pulling together an international arts festival is no small feat. Artists need…

San Francisco County Transportation Authority to vote on budget proposal

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority, a local planning and financing agency…

Smuin Ballet keeps the momentum going with spring program

Choo-San Goh, the late choreographer (and a casualty of the AIDS virus),…

San Francisco Decorator Showcase serves up deluxe design

Perched on one of San Francisco’s most beatific hills is an Italian…

San Francisco Ballet announces 2012 season

In its upcoming 79th season, San Francisco Ballet is slated to continue…

Muni operators complete first round of strike authorization vote

The first round of voting has been completed over the right for…

Muni operators preliminarily approve strike authorization, city attorney responds

Muni’s transit workers have preliminarily approved the right for their leadership to…

Stanford Lively Arts offers virtuosity, variety

More than 100 events — both ticketed concerts and free community programs…

“Three Cups of Tea” author lies, 60 Minutes investigation

Greg Mortenson, philanthropist and author of the bestseller Three Cups of Tea,…

There's always a three-ring circus of fun in San Francisco

If you live in San Francisco, you don’t have to run away…

Local author explores the food-money connection

How do you recover from losing 30 years of retirement savings —…

Transbay authority to consider paying residents’ increased trash removal fees

The new Transbay Transit Center project will result in higher garbage collection…

Author revisits San Francisco's recovery from the 1906 earthquake

Best-selling author Ciji Ware’s latest novel, “A Race to Splendor,” released Friday,…