Architectural art display featuring small white housing models.
06 Apr 2022

‘House of Commons’ exhibition lays out the future of communal living

In an increasingly uncertain world, the conventions of yesteryear begin to falter. In 2022, when nearly a third of the American workforce earns less than $15 an hour, the notion of securing stable employment and purchasing a home to populate with your very own nuclear family seems almost quaint in its

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11 Jan 2018

Hidden East Bay Wonders: Berkeley’s Thornburg Village

Hidden East Bay Wonders brings you everything weird, whimsical, and wonderful in the East Bay. Featured this week: Berkeley’s Storybook-style Thornburg Village.

17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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30 Nov 2017

The Oldest Surviving Buildings in 7 San Francisco Neighborhoods

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. One of the indicators that

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24 Oct 2017


Photo: David Sawyer/Flickr The Mission is the oldest neighborhood in San Francisco. With that distinction, comes antique architecture and notable addresses. Such is the case of the Tanforan cottages at 214 and 220 Dolores St. These homes belonged to Toribio Tanforan and his family and are two of only about

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18 Oct 2017

The Salesforce Tower Looks Like a Giant Butt Plug

This piece is featured in my new limited edition zine Slouching Towards Neverland: 20 Years of Writing About San Francisco. Find out how to get a hand signed copy right here. This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the SF Examiner. As I look out my window, I

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23 Feb 2015

Win Tickets to REAL 2015: ART+SCIENCE+TECH @ Fort Mason!

    The site describes this event as a place “Where The Sensor Meets The Creator. A groundbreaking convergence of art, architecture, entertainment, engineering, health, heritage, media and manufacturing exploring the future of 3D, from reality capture to augmented reality, 3D digitization to 3D printing.” But, I honestly got distracted

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20 Nov 2010

Walking is Free: “The Block Beautiful” on E. 19th

Spent all your money on Maker’s Friday night and now you ain’t got cash for the weekend?  Guess what, po’boys… walking won’t cost you a thing and is one of the best forms of entertainment in our fine city. I’ve found it hard to actually take in the architecture, read

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08 Sep 2010

Learning Opportunity: FREE Films on Architecture for Arch and the City

If none of the no-cover-charge music events in the city this week tickle your fancy, maybe you ought to take a moment to appreciate the city itself with one of the Architecture & the City events put on by the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architecture. Tonight’s

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