San Francisco

4 of the World's Great Cities Like You've Never Seen Them Before

You probably didn't even know that watercolor comes in 3D.

San Francisco's Trash Inspectors Get Up Earlier Than You Do

Behind the scenes of the city's aggressive campaign to monitor and educate people about exactly what should get thrown away.

An Awful Person Destroyed Golden Gate Park's 'Fairy Door'

San Francisco just got a little less whimsical.

Class-Divided Cities: San Francisco Edition

The 11th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

How Baseball Stadiums Drive Housing Costs

Neighborhoods near Major League Baseball stadiums cost more – especially if the team has a better shot at winning the 2013 World Series.

More Problems for San Francisco's New Bay Bridge Span

One-third of 96 recently tightened steel rods have snapped, and they can't be easily repaired.

Watch: A Dance Performed With a Pedaling Park Bench

A modern dance from San Francisco.

Gay Marriage and the Power of Cities to Change the Country

What was once popular opinion – and public policy – in San Francisco could soon be the national norm.

Tunnel Opening of the Day: Bypassing Highway 1's Least Reliable Stretch

Today marks the end of roughly 75 years of on-again-off-again road closures in a suburb of San Francisco.

Why Your Skyrocketing Rent Is Bad for the Economy

It hurts when that money leaves your bank account. But where does it go?

Can a Booming Bay Area Avoid Running Out of Water?

San Francisco's sources of drinking water are threatened on multiple fronts.

A Photographer Sees Tiny Planets in San Francisco's Rusty Fire Hydrants

Finding worlds in aging infrastructure.

See Japan Through the Eyes of the Country's Most Famous Anime Artists

A new online pop-culture travel magazine out of San Francisco's Japantown interviews artists about their favorite spots back home.

What Kind of People Celebrate San Francisco's 'Pi Day'?

People who are very enthusiastic about irrational numbers, it turns out.

Finally, a Good Reason to Send Somebody a Photo of Your Genitals

The  "STD Triage" app lets you email pictures of your "intimate problem" to a panel of dermatologists.

Why We Crave 'Authentic' Cities: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

The Bay Lights Finally Turn On, and the Results Are Fantastic

For the next two years, San Francisco will get to stare at a shimmering, ever-changing galaxy of lights on the Bay Bridge.

If You Tried to See the Bay Lights from Treasure Island, You Are Probably Angry Right Now

People who traveled east of San Francisco to view the Bay Lights could see nothing but cold rain and horrible traffic.

The 8 Most Intriguing Finalists From the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge

Five winners will be announced this spring, but these ideas stand out above the rest.