Author: Soref

Match Game 74, Episode 165

In the same way that Mad Men opened a door into the lives of 1950s squares and turned them into more interesting and fully-realized characters, Match Game gives us an unscripted glimpse into what was really going on behind the big hair and wide collars of 1974.

San Francisco City Hall 100–A Day in the Life of the Bay Area

City Hall 100 was ostensibly a celebration of the century mark of the San Francisco City Hall structure itself, but the reason people came out on this June 2015 evening was not for events that happened 100 years ago, but for what started 50 years ago when San Francisco entered the rock and roll era: People were there for the live music.

The Penultimate Day of Summer

SATURDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2014. 17:56 PDT. VALENCIA ST. *** I came out to the Mission this afternoon on business. Once business was concluded there was still plenty of daylight left, so I decided to pay a visit to Valencia for…

A Journey Into Walmart

*** I’ve been coming down to San Leandro and San Lorenzo for many years now, and have been noticing the big blue Walmart sign in the parking lot that straddles the two cities’ borders every time. As the tallest structure…