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Jonathan Van Ness Is Queerer, Angrier, and More Grateful Than Ever Before

Jonathan Van Ness Is Queerer, Angrier, and More Grateful Than Ever Before

Before their show at San Francisco's The Castro Theatre, we had a cute lil' chit-chat with the Queer Eye star and multi-hyphenate human. Ostensibly speaking, Jonathan Van Ness — who’s commonly referred to by their initials, JVN, which is also the name of their new haircare line ...

Feature Articles

San Francisco’s New Spaceship Toilet: Dark Mode Edition

San Francisco’s New Spaceship Toilet: Dark Mode Edition

After just three days of operating, SF's "futuristic" toilet broke down — but it still looked gorgeous underneath street lights. By now, you’ve likely heard of the hoopla around the “futuristic” toilet that opened in SF’s Embarcadero last week. A favorable review in the San Fran...

News to Know

You Need a Receipt and QR Code to Use the Restrooms at This SF Whole Foods. I Peed There.

You Need a Receipt and QR Code to Use the Restrooms at This SF Whole Foods. I Peed There.

The downtown San Francisco Whole Foods has been embroiled in controversy ever since it slashed store hours and debuted a long list of new bathroom protocols. Releasing one’s bladder or bowels can prove to be a perilous, frustrating, eye-opening experience in San Francisco. For a...

Personal Essays

A Microaggressive Letter to My Upstairs Neighbor in San Francisco

A Microaggressive Letter to My Upstairs Neighbor in San Francisco

Not sure if the sentient being above me in SF is a bipedal ape... or an Asiatic pachyderm. Hey, asshole. (Come to think of it, I don’t actually know your name. When you moved in and started operating what sounded like a bowling alley upstairs at all hours of the night, ...

Food + Drink Kikis

I Spent Friendsgiving at This Eco-Friendly Five-Star Hotel in San Francisco

I Spent Friendsgiving at This Eco-Friendly Five-Star Hotel in San Francisco

If you're looking to have a sublime meal underneath a climate-controlled forest canopy, look no further than Terrene at 1 Hotel in SF's Embarcadero. The fourth Thursday in November has sat with an evergreen appeal and nostalgic lure for me, especially after leaving Texas nearly ...

Mother Nature Upvotes

FYI: San Francisco Is Still the Most Dog-Friendly City in America

FYI: San Francisco Is Still the Most Dog-Friendly City in America

Our dogs are extensions of our families — and it makes us smile ear-to-ear to learn that SF is still the best place for them in 2022. San Francisco is synonymous with urban greenspaces, walkability, and cafes — many of which now have glorious parklets — that welcome leashed cani...

Arts and Wanderlust

Have You Seen These Glowing, Purring, Towering Cats in SF Yet?

Have You Seen These Glowing, Purring, Towering Cats in SF Yet?

For the next twelve months, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) is sponsoring a feline-forward installation at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley. San Francisco is in its light artwork era, for sure. Entwined — the Avatar-like forest of LEDs that glows inside Golden Gate Park...

Queer Stuff

Jonathan Van Ness Is Queerer, Angrier, and More Grateful Than Ever Before

Jonathan Van Ness Is Queerer, Angrier, and More Grateful Than Ever Before

Before their show at San Francisco's The Castro Theatre, we had a cute lil' chit-chat with the Queer Eye star and multi-hyphenate human. Ostensibly speaking, Jonathan Van Ness — who’s commonly referred to by their initials, JVN, which is also the name of their new haircare line ...