It all works fine until you want to talk about the news with somebody you’ve never met. So, too, with political language. Where customization is the norm, discussion—between strangers and opponents—becomes hard. Negotiation migrates underground, among close affiliates. Publicly, we volley with broad precepts we can all affirm: creativity and kindness are good; cruelty and oppression are bad. Perhaps all this explains how, even when it comes to matters of wide civic concern, a city of progressives can see so little political progress.
-Nathan Heller is wonderful on San Francisco, and the social divide exacerbated by the fact that everyone in the city ostensibly agrees on an abstract level. [[...]
If you'd like to watch an 11-minute video about a delicious meal you likely can't/won't ever have, here's a cute one about a trout dish, among other things, at San Francisco's State Bird Provisions (a 2013 James Beard Award-winner, Best New Restaurant division).
The Innocents Abroad is a food and travel web-TV show; Kate Thorman (the one with the long, dark hair) and Nora Chovanec (the one with the long, dark hair) are your hosts. More info here.
Elsewhere in enviable fish: poached salmon and "a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn."
Recently, tiny mysterious doors have started appearing around San Francisco. They are too small for people to fit through, and they lead to nowhere, so the only reasonable conclusion is that they are fairy portals.
And yes, an artist has come forward to say that he's installing them as part of a project, but people on the internet are still choosing to call them 'fairy doors' because it's an objectively good name.
It also turns out there's another person in Ann Arbor, Michigan who has been anonymously creating tiny fairy doors since 2005, and a fan maintains a site dedicated to keeping track [...]