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Hurricane Florence And the Truly Terrifying Big Picture

Disaster prep dispatches from Wilmington, North Carolina<p>It’s coming, they say. It’s coming. No, no, it’s <i>really</i> coming this time.<p>For many years now, …

Sea Level

Why Technology Favors Tyranny

Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is …

Artificial Intelligence

The Best Olive Oils, According to People Who Consume a Lot of It

On the left is Nuñez de Prado, one of the best Spanish olive oils.<p>Stand in front of the olive-oil section at the grocery store and you’ll start …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

An Eater's Guide to San Francisco

In the home of green goddess dressing, Mission-style burritos, farm-to-table everything, and the toast-as-menu-item phenomenon, there's a lot of noise when it comes to what to eat. This guide will help you get to the real San Francisco treats out there.<p>Welcome to Artisan Land<p>In the technological …

Need an Easy Weeknight Sheet-Pan Dinner? Buy a Couple Fish

Even when a recipe is well written, it can be tough to truly gauge how long a dish will take to make from start to finish. Estimates for cooking time are often unable to take into account subtle factors that come into play when making dinner, such as how long my workday was and how much whiskey I …

Sheet Pan

Trump’s Gettysburg Address: Here it is, and it's better than Lincoln’s

Donald Trump, America’s greatest-ever Republican president, gave a speech Thursday night in Montana and wisely pointed out that, one day, his speeches will be remembered the same way President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is remembered.<p>Trump told the crowd that Lincoln was “ridiculed” after …

Fake News

Enums like never before…

A big problem currently unresolved in the swift world is in regards to enums. Filtering and equating enums in swift is verbose and might require some …

Scala

Transcript: Phone call between President Trump and journalist Bob Woodward

<b>Bob Woodward, an associate editor at The Washington Post, sought an interview with President Trump as he was</b> writing “Fear,” a book about Trump's presidency <b>. Trump called Woodward in early August, after the manuscript had been completed, to say he wanted to participate.</b><p><b>Over the course of 11-plus</b> …

Donald Trump

A quest for Bay Bridge steel, and the secret society of stamp collectors that diverted it

I am standing at the corner of Steuart and Market Streets in San Francisco on a sunny Saturday, talking with a gaggle of people wearing a surprising number leather jackets, lined with pins. We are gathered around a small wooden podium covered in stamps, bearing a central insignia: the Elsewhere …

San Francisco

Yuri Bezmenov: Psychological Warfare Subversion & Control of Western Society (Complete)

War

Huge Drawings by Olivia Kemp

Olivia Kemp is a drawer based in Great-Britain who makes large ink drawings. Most of her work is inspired by photographs taken during some of her …

Great Britain

Taj Mahal and The Fantastic Negrito / October 13th / Info and Tickets – Duplicate

TAJ MAHAL<p>Blues legend Taj Mahal’s career has been defined by colorful twists and turns, unexpected whimsical ventures and a commitment to a muse that …

Taj Mahal

Elizabeth Warren has bold ideas about how to drain the swamp

President Trump is likely to be remembered as running the most corrupt administration in history. But Washington corruption didn’t begin two years ago. Pervasive, bipartisan and blatant,corruption is business as usual, exemplified by the hours legislators spend each day dialing well-off donors for …

Middle-class

Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise

A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.<p>Capitalism as we know it is over. So suggests a new report commissioned by a group of scientists appointed by the UN Secretary-General. The main reason? We’re transitioning rapidly to …

Economics

The Ride to Vote

She warned America that Russia hacked our voting rolls. Why is she in jail? | Will Bunch

Last week's news that special counsel Robert Mueller had the goods on 12 high-level Russian spies whose job was to hack computers and muck up …

Surveillance

DaVinci Resolve 15 is a free, Hollywood-grade video editor

Now, there’s not a lot you can’t do.<p>With the latest release of DaVinci Resolve 15, Blackmagic Design has radically made over its editing suite to create one of the best video-editing systems at any price -- even against mainstream options like Premiere Pro CC and Apple's Final Cut Pro X. It now …

Scientists Reveal the Number of Times You're Actually Conscious Each Minute

Spoiler: It's not very often (and that's a good thing).<p>Two papers released Wednesday in <i>Neuron</i> delve deep into the way we perceive the world, …

Times Square

Fantastic Negrito wins East Bay Express' "Best Musician"

<i>By Deandre Forks via Big Hassle</i><p>Oakland musician Fantastic Negrito, Grammy winner and NPR Tiny Desk Concert winner, has been named “Best Musician” by …

Polling

The Lazy Trope of the Unethical Female Journalist

With Camille Preaker, Zoe Barnes, and Rory Gilmore, Hollywood’s depictions of women reporters have never been further from reality.

Don't Dismiss President Trump's Attacks on the Media as Mere Stupidity

<i>Bret Stephens delivered the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture this week at the University of California, Los Angeles. Read the full text of his remarks</i> …

A Filipino food movement is sweeping the East Bay

There are about 1.5 million people of Filipino descent living in California, with about 458,000 Filipino Americans concentrated in the Bay Area …

San Francisco

Barack Obama Singing Respect by Aretha Franklin (ft. everyone)

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin’s Pitch-Perfect Performance in The Blues Brothers, the Film That Reinvigorated Her Career (1980)

There are many films of the 70s and 80s that could never get made today. This is not your grumpy uncle’s rant about political correctness gone wild. …

Aretha Franklin

Good Vibrations: A Buddhist Music Playlist

Music has long served as a bridge between the ordinary and the divine. And while the early vinaya [monastic code] required monks and nuns to abstain …

Meditation

These are the newspapers telling Trump that journalists are not the enemy

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 350 newspapers in the United States had editorials Thursday decrying President Donald Trump's description of the media as the "enemy of the people."<p>ALASKA<p><b>Anchorage Daily News</b><p>ARIZONA<p><b>The Arizona Daily Star</b><p><b>The Arizona Republic</b><p>ARKANSAS<p>CALIFORNIA<p><b>The Ferndale Enterprise</b><br>Editorial: Way ahead …

Artist Installs Bright Yellow Illusory Concentric Circles on the French Fortified City of Carcassonne

Site-specific Swiss artist Felice Varini installed giant, bright yellow, removable concentric circles upon the walls of a historic French fortified …

Paying the stereotype tax in poker

Maria Konnikova is a writer for the New Yorker. Or she was until she went on sabbatical to play poker professionally. After immersing herself in the …

Connect’s Julian Gough: We’re Being Algorithmically Sorted & Controlled

Julian Gough’s novel <i>Connect</i> is a science fiction thriller set in a world on the verge of a technological breakthrough that could change the world …

Shades of Grey

The Alice Collective to Launch with Cafe, Local Food Businesses in Historic Oakland Building

The Alice Collective is much in line with what’s happening with a lot of food spaces in the East Bay: a food incubator mentality with a shared sense …