San Francisco

They're Making a Musical Out of Burning Man

Nudity, shrooms, the worship of “decommodification”—it’s all here in song.

The Raging Future of American Wildfires

The risk of major blazes could increase 600 percent by mid-century, say scientists.

The Hidden Adult-Friendly Slides of San Francisco

Beware of the disenchanted neighbors.

BART's Notoriously Filthy Carpets Are Finally Gone

The era of stain-fighting vinyl has come to the Bay Area.

Almost Half of Americans Are at Risk From Earthquakes

That’s double a U.S. Geological Survey estimate made in 2006.

California's New Weapon Against Wildfires Is a Flame-Throwing 'Heli-Torch'

It contains the blaze by destroying tinder in areas firefighters have trouble reaching.

What If San Francisco Renamed Its Roads After Start-Ups?

Head straight on Dropbox Street, turn left on Aravo Solutions, and look for the Lyft Embarcadero.

San Francisco's Humble Request to Luxury Developers: Pitch in for Public Transit

A new impact fee asks residential towers to pay their fair share.

An Eye-Opening Flight Over California's Depleted Reservoirs

It’s pretty bleak below.

The World’s Leading Startup Cities

Challengers to Silicon Valley include New York, L.A., Boston, Tel Aviv, and London.

San Francisco Is Testing Pee-Repelling Walls

The city wants to curb public urination with paint that splashes back urine.

All Hail San Francisco's Cable Car Bell-Ringing Champ

Warning: These videos will most definitely make your ears ring.

A Mountain Lion Is Spotted in San Francisco

“I think there’s a cougar in my backyard, and not the type that drinks Chardonnay.”

A Surreal Burning Man Temple Comes to San Francisco

People are encouraged to scribble notes to loved ones on the intricate, 37-foot-high wood structure.

A Mesmerizing Drone Tour of the Port of Oakland

Peek into a major player in global commerce.

To Improve Street Safety, San Francisco Bans Cars From Turning

The changes to Market Street traffic come under the city’s Vision Zero plan.

A Dance Tribute to San Francisco's Painful Hills

The city’s notorious slopes are great for doing “gravity illusions.”

How Municipal ID Cards Make Cities More Inclusive

They’re sensitive to gender identity as well as immigration status.

Call Out Poorly Parked Cars With the App 'TowIt'

One developer’s weapon against lousy drivers and vans blocking the bike lane.