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48 Hours in Phnom Penh, Cambodia - 12 Tips on What To See and Do

Armed with a handy weather-proof Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8, we boarded a plane with the Panasonic team and embarked on a weekend adventure around the …

Asia Travel

Honoring the Science of Direct Experience

I don't know how this all started. But, I remember that I read an article by Zaron Burnett (http://www.filmsforaction.org/takeaction/a-gentlemens-guide-to-rape-culture/) about his efforts to understand his role as a male in the rape culture (RC.) The article was very good and I appreciated the …

Feminism

How to Make the Most of Your Trip to Myanmar

Nature Graces Robots and Bombs in the Paintings of KMNDZ

Johnny Rodriguez channels his darker emotional weight into silver-lined imagery.<p>Los Angeles-based artist Johnny Rodriguez is best known as KMNDZ, a play on the Apple "undo" function, Command + Z. In this vein, the graphic designer-turned-painter embraces the draining emotions that pervade life, …

Art

Essential Cheap Eats in San Francisco

Cheap eats not only fall in the category of affordable dining, but often they're the tastiest bite on the block. Despite its reputation for exorbitant prices, San Francisco has an overwhelming amount of thrifty food options— It can just take years to cultivate a list of the very best spots.<p>And, …

Food

This "natural planetarium" island could have Japan’s most beautiful view of the stars

Next week, people across Japan will be celebrating Tanabata, the age-old festival dedicated to the folk-tale of two lovers separated by the Milky …

28 Animes To Watch If You've Never Seen Anime

If you've been looking for an introduction to anime, these are your way in.

2 Kinds of People: Clever Illustrations of the Different Ways People Do Everyday Things

<b>We all have our unique quirks.</b> Some people like to cut their sandwiches horizontally, others diagonally. Some prefer to eat their sushi with …

San Francisco's Best Rooftop Bars

Our sunny spring has been hijacked (boo to this premature chilly, cloudy weather).<p>But we're holding on to hope for brighter, warmer days before Karl the Fog sets in for summertime.<p>Because we love you, we put together a cheat sheet of rooftop bars that you can have at the ready as soon as a nice day …

San Francisco

Searching for the best ramen in the Mission area

Oh, ramen, how far you’ve come. Or actually, how far you’ve gone back.<p>Americans once considered the skinny noodles the packaged pre-fab stuff of college dorms. But now, diners savor its authentic way that’s been celebrated for centuries in Japan, as a symphony of fresh made noodles, long-cooked …

San Francisco

Fly U.S. to Tokyo for Less Than $700 This Fall

With a little planning ahead, travelers can save nearly 50 percent off the regular airfare to Tokyo from cities like New York, Houston, and Cleveland for flights this autumn and winter. Tokyo doesn't get cheaper than this, but you'll have to be quick.<p>Fly <b>American Airlines</b> from Newark, Cleveland, …

Japan

Top 10 dim sum joints in the Richmond area

The Richmond District is often called "New Chinatown" because it’s home to so many Chinese groceries and authentic, bargain-priced restaurants that it rivals Grant Avenue. It certainly helps to speak Chinese at some of the more casual spots, but we say that dim sum of this quality is delicious in …

My favorite Bay Area ramen destinations - Inside Scoop SF

My Sunday review of Hapa Ramen, sent me on a quest to find my favorites in the Bay Area. In fact I was so in the zone that when I was in New York last week I checked out the noodles at Ivan Ramen in the new Gotham West Market (only passable).<p>It feels like you can find ramen on every block these …

12 unsolved Bay Area mysteries you've never heard of

The Zodiac Killer is the Bay Area's biggest unsolved mystery, no contest. He's right up there with Jack the Ripper in unsolved mystery lore. But you've heard the story a million times. How about some mysteries you haven't heard before?<p>Did you know that in 1957, a luxury airliner left SFO for Hawaii …

San Francisco

Teenagers, sex and selfies: Cibele is an uncomfortable, often beautiful game

I'm going through developer Nina Freeman's computer, and at the moment I'm flipping through pictures she's taken of herself. I'm afraid of seeing something I shouldn't, and I'm not sure how to react. It doesn't help that she's right behind me.<p>The entire situation is awkward, and it's hard to tell …

How I Found The Best Non-Chemical Ways For Mind-Blowing Sex

After our correspondent mistakes Aleve for Viagra, and has amazing sex with her boyfriend, she creates a horny action-plan to bring even more lust …

My libertarian vacation nightmare: How Ayn Rand, Ron Paul & their groupies were all debunked

My family and I traveled last month to a Honduras city known for its libertarian ideals. Here’s what happened next<p>Last month, I spent my final vacation night in Honduras in San Pedro Sula, considered the most dangerous city outside of the war-torn Middle East. I would <i>not</i> have been scared, except …

Political Science

Libertarianism is for petulant children: Ayn Rand, Rand Paul and the movement’s sad “rebellion”

Libertarians fancy themselves radicals, and yet their rallying cry can be reduced to “You’re not the boss of me!”<p>Libertarians believe themselves controversial and cool. They're desperate to package themselves as dangerous rebels, but in reality they are champions of conformity. Their irreverence …

Rand Paul

Remember Leonard Nimoy with three of his best Star Trek episodes

Today we mark the passing of Leonard Nimoy, who died this morning at the age of 83. Nimoy was, among other things, a musician, a photographer and a poet. But he will always be known as Mr. Spock from the original <i>Star Trek</i> television series, a role that predates even William Shatner's iconic Captain …

Vitamin B.S.

How people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves<p>In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt summoned hundreds of scientists, doctors, and food manufacturers to Washington, D.C. to discuss a weapon that would help the …

World War II

Asia has never looked so cheap

Asia

Top Chef Finalist Melissa King's Favorite SF Japanese Restaurants

[<b>Spoiler Alert:</b> Haven't seen the <i>Top Chef</i> finale this season? Read no further.]<p>Fans of the most recent season of <i>Top Chef</i> will recall that SF's own <b>Melissa King</b> is a connoisseur when it comes to both knife skills and butchery. So it's no surprise that she's really into Japanese food. In honor of …

Japanese Food

Zagat

Gotham City SF Features Entrancing Black And White Footage Of The City By The Bay

Outside of pushing resolution to all new heights, a lot of the techniques being used in timelapse photography at the moment are somewhat stale. …

Every City Should Have Something Like San Francisco's Mass Transit Access Map

Transportation planner Chris Pangilinan likes to think of a public transit agency as a manufacturer that sells a product, and that product is access. …

Stop using the term "anti-tech movement." It's unfair to both tech companies and protesters.

Over the past seven days, no fewer than two outlets pronounced death on San Francisco's "anti-tech movement." At SF Gate, Kristen V. Brown writes, …

Destiny's Talented Artists Showcase Their Beautiful In-Game Models

A group of artists at Bungie have flaunted their creative flair with a series of galleries of various weapon models and characters in Destiny.<p>David Stammel, a hard surface artist at Bungie, has published nearly thirty high fidelity renders of in-game Destiny items, from exotic sniper rifles to …

Our favorite pizza in the Bay Area

San Francisco