Alejandro Ramos

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Teju Cole Explores How We See The World In “Blind Spot”

“I am intrigued by the continuity of places,” writes the award-winning author Teju Cole in his newest book, <i>Blind Spot</i>, “by the singing line that …

Everyone loves L.A. — and that's the problem

Odd though it may seem, Los Angeles is too lucky for its own good.<p>Sure, the city has its share of problems, as does any metropolis. But it remains a destination for people from around the world, many of them young, skilled and creative. They move here for culture, commerce, climate — or all …

Thompson: Stephen Curry, the Warriors’ cornerstone, finds the redemption he sought

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry, with his youngest daughter Ryan in his arms, ran onto the championship podium. Screaming into the sea of yellow, bouncing …

Basketball

The company behind WordPress is closing its gorgeous San Francisco office because its employees never show up

Automattic, the technology company that owns WordPress.com, has a beautiful office in a converted San Francisco warehouse, with soaring ceilings, a library, and a custom-made barn door. If you like the space, you’re free to move in.<p>The office at 140 Hawthorne went on the market after CEO Matt …

San Francisco

Why are doughnut boxes pink? The answer could only come out of Southern California

Sharon Vilsack pulled into a San Clemente strip mall on a recent morning to perform one of Southern California’s most quintessential rituals — picking a pink box of doughnuts to share.<p>She chose carefully: an old fashioned, plenty of glazed, a few sprinkles, and a puffy maple bar, all tucked neatly …

From the Archives: Arnold pumping iron

On November 9, 1975, Schwarzenegger won the Mr. Olympia crown - his sixth straight year. Then he retired from bodybuilding competition.<p>The documentary "Pumping Iron," was released in 1977 and helped launch the future California governor to fame. Schwarzenegger briefly returned to bodybuilding, …

Snowy Jaywalking.

<b>Snowy Jaywalking.</b> New York, New York. Aquiles Torres.<p><i>JPGs</i> <i>is a photo peek into wherever gamers might find interesting. If you’re a photographer and</i> …

Photography

NBA 2016 Review: Looking Back at the Best and Worst of the Year in the NBA

You thought you were all done with 2016, didn't you? The good, the bad, the ugly, the worse-than-bad, the worse-than-worse-than-bad...that was supposed to go the way of the dinosaurs once the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1.<p>Except, the dinosaurs, while gone, weren't forgotten. Neither can the NBA's …

Basketball

The Nintendo Legends Feature Four Redesigned Nintendo Game Controllers

The Nintendo Legends deliver four classic game controllers for NES, SNES, N64 and GameCube, but the controllers have gotten redesigned to meet …

Retrogaming

How the NES Zapper Works

We all want to believe in magic. But like so many things from our childhood, there are concrete explanations of how the things that used to mystify …

Ranking the best games on the original NES

Chances are you’re still trying to get your hands on Nintendo’s NES Classic mini. The console was hottest holiday gifts of 2016, and even major …

Retrogaming

Iconic Photos from San Francisco's 70s Punk Scene

Photographer Michael Jang captured the Sex Pistols' final performance and other groundbreaking moments as the Bay Area punk scene exploded in the 1970s.<p>Over the past four decades, Michael Jang's photography has magnified lives that most will never experience. Since 2012, VICE has published Jang's …

San Francisco

Nintendo Switch accessories unveiled at CES

Snakebyte’s range ship this spring<p>A Nintendo Switch foldable headset and starter kit, along with a power adapter and extension cable for the NES Classic are on their way this spring from hardware and accessory company Snakebyte.<p>The company detailed its new range of products at CES this week in Las …

Drive through this redwood. While you still can.

Jan. 4, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• North Coast<p><b>Why:</b> Of the three remaining drive-through trees in California, this one is the most handsome.<p><b>What:</b> For about 80 years, giddy Californians have been steering their vehicles through the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree in Underwood Park, the tourist …

California

The Trump victory, the threat to California's greatest natural resource, and the new urgency for a strong Coastal Commission

All summer long, I celebrated the California coast, marking the 40-year anniversary of protections built into the Coastal Act.<p>Now winter is coming on, and I'm scared of what could happen to the greatest 1,100-mile beach on the planet.<p>We have a president-elect who said he’d like to bulldoze …

What Do Game Developers Actually Get Out of Game Conventions?

We went to EGX in Birmingham to ask a host of video game makers about the stress, strains, and strengths of the modern convention.<p>Conventions can be intense: the press of people, the overwhelming smell of body odor, the overpriced, undercooked food. But they can also be an excellent way to make and …

Indie Gaming

Splish Splash

While rain pelts downtown Oakland, Klay Thompson finds shelter inside the Golden State Warriors’ practice facility. The storm disrupts the entire Bay …

Basketball

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