The must-get ballet tickets of the decade?

Helgi Tomasson rolls the dice with San Francisco Ballet’s 75th-anniversary lineup, starting this month. Dance critic RACHEL HOWARD picks the three programs that might be spoken about for years.

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The adventures of Marissa

The serious power and glam passions of Marissa Mayer, the gorgeously geeky Googler who’s generating a new kind of Silicon Valley notoriety.

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The new “designer art”

Four prominent local artists have design on the brain, and that’s mostly for the good, argues art critic Jonathon Keats.

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Josh Sens on Ubuntu

Our restaurant reviewer finds a surprising lack of snark bait at Napa's new restaurant and yoga studio.

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How we got Yelpers yelping

Check out San Francisco’s “One-Town Wonder” story and see how Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman responded.


UC in bed with BP: Did it bring a condom?

11 quick-and-dirty truths everyone should know about the stunningly ambitious pact UC just signed with huge oil company BP. Warning: This coupling does not come with a morning-after pill.

By Jaimal Yogis

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK

The chief, the mayor, and the meddlers

Mayor Gavin Newsom has asked for police chief Heather Fong’s resignation (along with everyone else’s). Will he replace her? In a piece published last November, Bennett Cohen uncovers the string of high-level misplays and screwed-up relationships that made the chief vulnerable, and ponders the post-Fong police force the city really needs.

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK

Welcome to Hollyhood

Ordinary People: great movie. But can ordinary people with ordinary resources make great movies? That’s the provocative question posed by 110 everyday Americans competing in the American Idol of filmmaking, San Francisco’s Scary Cow.

SNAP JUDGMENTS

Sexless in the city

What’s a hot young church lady doing in the city that Sodom built? Writing a cool blog.

NIGHT WATCH

Eat and greet

Night school gets a shot of conviviality at San Francisco’s after-dark culinary classes.

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