San Francisco

San Francisco Mapped Every Brothel, Opium Den, and Gambling Parlor During a Moral Panic in the 1880s
The ugly motive behind a beautiful diagram of old Chinatown
July 02, 2014

The ugly motives behind a beautiful diagram of 1880s Chinatown 

A New Matisse Show Gets at the Mysterious Affinity Between San Francisco and Paris
April 08, 2014

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

How San Francisco's Latest Gold Rush Has Transformed the City
November 25, 2013

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's True: Obamacare Will Force Some People to Pay More for the Same Coverage
November 07, 2013

Examples of Obamacare plan cancellations and premium increases are getting tons of media coverage, though you rarely hear the whole story.

I Left My Home in San Francisco
The rise of the white, middle-class anti-gentrifiers
April 12, 2013

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

Inaugural Ball Hopping: "SimCity" Comes to the Capital, and Hollywood Stays Home
January 22, 2013

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

The Literary Insecurities of Washington, D.C.
January 15, 2013

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

The Man Who Could Have Saved Organized Labor
January 01, 2013

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

The Captive of San Clemente
December 21, 2012

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.

The Rushdie Affair and the Struggle Against Islamism
December 07, 2012

The persecution of a prophetic novel and a pompous novelist.

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