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Oh, San Francisco: You’re such a wondrous and wild, magical and maddening, delicate and duplicitous creation. I celebrate your individuality daily; I also bemoan your dystopian quirks quite often. But you’re home for me: My touchstone that I’m forever grateful to have stumbled upon.

Here, I’m my authentic self. Or…

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Wolfs are apex predators of their endemic habitats — which humans have encroached on and shrunk over the past century. As of 2021, gray wolves in the lower 48 states still occupy only about 10% of their historic habitat. …

The Macy’s at 170 O’Farrell Street in Union Square debuted its SF SPCA-partnered holiday windows Tuesday. (Photo: Courtesy of Tony Avelar/AP Images of Macy’s)

The San Francisco SPCA is back again this year with its beloved holiday windows. Last year — a time marked by social distancing and debunking Facebook conspiracies around Covid-19 — the animal rescue organization set up their iconic holiday showcase at Macy’s Union Square location, featuring a livestream of adoptable…

A worker with Fowler Brothers Farming uses an excavator to place almond trees into a shredder during an orchard removal project on May 27, 2021 in Snelling, California. As the drought emergency takes hold in California, some farmers are having to remove crops that require excessive watering due to a shortage of water in the Central Valley. A Central Valley farmer had 600 acres of his almond orchard removed and shredded and now plans to replace the almonds with a crop the requires less water. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As the adage goes: A picture is with a thousand words. While the cliche of it all can come off rather cringy, the perennial appeal of that notion remains true. And especially as it pertains to the climate crisis.

It’s common practice to throw out ostentatious figures around the pillaging…

Erlin Geffrard’ “Pesca Pesca Redouble la Force” (Photo: Courtesy of Hyperallergic/Barrett Moore)

San Francisco has become insurmountably difficult for anyone not making about twice the average U.S. salary to carve out a living — let alone flourish. Even the smallest of studio apartments in the city will require the lessee to make upwards of $89,000 to afford. (Don’t get us started on…

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Adele is the Millennial queen of heartbreak — the vocal tour de force whose lyrics cut through warm cashmere and winter jackets like room temperature butter. She enters the common person’s life in non-exhaustive cycles; her last album, 25, broke streaming and physical sale records in 2015; four years before…

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On November 15, 1997, a San Francisco landmark opened: the Amoeba Music store on Haight Street. Over the ensuing two-plus decades, the record store existed as a balm — a source for audiophiles to find polished studio recordings; where cassette collectors could build their sets; when DVD and CD devotees…

Matt Charnock

SF transplant, coffee shop frequent; tiny living enthusiast. iPhone hasn’t been off silent mode in nine or so years. Editor of The Bold Italic.

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