Local Legends

Sunbeams shine down a San Francisco alleway.
07 Dec 2022

Nine Reasons to Never Give Up on San Francisco

San Francisco is objectively beautiful. In San Francisco, you can still get lost in the woods. Mount Sutro cloaks you in eucalyptus groves until you reach the summit crowned with its eponymous Tower. Glen Canyon slices the hills south of Twin Peaks, the creek that cut it still running its

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14 Nov 2022

John Waters Interview: The Pope of Trash Talks New Xmas Special & Novel

The Pope of Trash is back for Christmas lunacy throbbing in his veins. Cockeyed. Rabid. Ready to reinfect the lunatic fringe with holiday jeer.

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09 Nov 2022

10 San Francisco Restaurants to Visit Before You Die

Say you have one day left to live (or worse, you have to move back to Missouri). Which San Francisco restaurant would you visit on your way out? I fished recommendations from multiple Reddit threads and Twitter arguments so you didn’t have to. Feelings about these eateries may shift faster

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A photo of the San Francisco skyline silhouetted in late afternoon sunlight, as seen from Treasure Island.
03 Nov 2022

Treasure Island to Add 8,000 New Homes Amid Radiation Concerns

Dangerous ground was broken on Treasure Island for a twenty-two-story highrise. The new tower, slated for completion by 2024, is the first of six mixed-use highrises planned for the contaminated landmass. 8,000 apartments, 300,000 ft2 of retail space, 500 hotel rooms, and 300 “open space” acres comprise the development. The

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25 Oct 2022

Should You Get Married at Mission Dolores Basilica?

Sure, you can marry your fiancé in the Mission Dolores basilica, but should you? If you knew what really happened there, would you? Mission Dolores is a monument to the massacre of San Francisco’s true Natives. You shouldn’t want to get married there. Unfortunately, desecrating sites of unspeakable human tragedy

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A section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's original eastern span collapsed in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
11 Oct 2022

Five Myths About the Loma Prieta Earthquake

You know about Loma Prieta whether you’re from here or not. It’s the World Series earthquake, the quake of ’89, the One that Brought Down the Bridge. The mark it left on the consciousness and infrastructure of Northern California cuts through scientific and social communities alike. There’s a reason we

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20 Sep 2022

First Time at Folsom Street Fair? What to Expect

It’s Folsom Street Fair, motherfuckers. Whether you’re about to indulge your polite curiosity or debut your sadomasochism, here’s some of what to expect. Citywide traffic. Throughout the city, hotels and AirBnbs run scarce. Traffic standstills accumulate on South of Market streets beginning early Sunday morning. Freaks from every corner of

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Raygun Gothic Spaceship at Burning Man - made by FiveTonCrane (several Seaport artists are part of this group)
24 Aug 2022

How To Prepare for Burning Man In Twenty-Four Hours

By Jeremy Kuempel “Oh my god, I just got a ticket to the Burn! This is finally my year!” Her voice dripped with enthusiasm. For months, the only thing my friend could talk about was how badly she wanted to go to Burning Man. She raved about the art she

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