Sam Devine

A law school of their own

Social justice programs are changing the legal landscape
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In today's "I'm gonna sue you" world, in which lawyers are called sharks (and often rightly so), getting a law degree from a school that offers the class "Education for a Just, Sacred and Sustainable World" might seem a little backward. Read more »

Superlist No. 823: Antique SF bars

Drink like a pirate, pimp, or whore at these olde watering holes
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San Francisco was crazy during the '60s — the 1860s, that is. Back then the city's beer halls and saloons were fueled by the gold-lined pockets and salty tongues of sailors, pimps, con artists, and whores. The city is actually pretty tame compared with how it used to be. Prostitutes no longer hang naked from windows, and bartenders have stopped drugging clients and selling them into indentured servitude on the high seas. Read more »

Mission: fresh-air beer

Outdoor alcoholic outposts
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Listen up, troops: Spring is here and decent weather may be on the radar. It's time to escape from the barracks and attack life with a blitzkrieg of beer and BBQ. Below is a list of checkpoints that are reported to condone and encourage the outdoor consumption of alcohol.

Good luck, soldier. Now get out there and knock 'em back!

Big guns

ZEITGEIST

The HQ of patio bars — the grand pooh-bah, the big cheese. Hands down the biggest, baddest patio west of the bay. Read more »

Valentine's Day date ideas

Plan a date with a view and ensure that, even if it’s a horrible night, at least its backdrop will look beautiful
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Putting together a good date can be like planning a bank robbery. You're investing time, you’re fronting a bunch of money, and you’re coordinating complicated logistics — all in hopes of breaking the law. In this case, Murphy's Law. I mean, let's face it, half the time Valentine's Day dates carry so much nervous tension and promptitude that we should all consider ourselves lucky if we wake up on February 15 with all our fingers — never mind whether we wake up alone! Read more »