San Francisco

Matisse's under-celebrated inwardness is on display in a new show. 

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The first time wealth transformed San Francisco, in the Gold Rush of 1848, the city didn't just get richer, and transform into a place robber barons called home. It also got an influx of new, poor immigrants, many Chinese, who helped build railroads and settled the city into its modern contours.

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Examples of Obamacare plan cancellations and premium increases are getting tons of media coverage, though you rarely hear the whole story. Some people losing their plans have insurance with huge gaps, the kind that leave you exposed to financial ruin when you get sick.

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I Left My Home in San Francisco

The rise of the white, middle-class anti-gentrifiers

The rise of the white, middle-class anti-gentrifiers.

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Inauguration night, featuring B-list celebrities and one amazing video game.

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The Post's list of D.C.'s best books "has the ungainly feel of trying too hard and protesting too much."

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The American labor movement is in dire straits. Could a little-known, recently-departed dissident named Jerry Tucker have saved it?

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THAT FAINT CLANKING SOUND, arriving through the open window of his home office: Was it coming from the courtyard? Was it being made by the pulley they’d attached to the house’s outside wall? Christ, it couldn’t be, thought Nixon, looking at his new digital watch: 6:15 p.m. No, they still had the round-the-clock nurse with them, and she wouldn’t be letting Pat get up from her long afternoon nap for another 15 minutes, when he’d join her for a glass of fruit juice and dinner off the TV trays. He heard the clanking again and realized it was just the halyard hitting the flagpole.

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The persecution of a prophetic novel and a pompous novelist.

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Some years ago, I got a call from NFL Films, from a man named Steve Sabol. Yes, he realized I was English by birth and might not know much about American football. So I explained to him that I had arrived in San Francisco in September 1981 at the start of the season in which the 49ers won their first Super Bowl—their first of five. Mr. Sabol was encouraged, but he had called me because he’d read some writing about movies that I had done. I believe I had compared Joe Montana and Gary Cooper in the way they gazed at space. That was his kind of dream.

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