Cars Banned From San Francisco’s Busiest Street

In an effort to ease congestion, improve conditions for cyclists, and make way for publicly funded restorations of sidewalks, transit lines and streets, San Francisco officially banned the presence of cars (except some official vehicles) on the city’s busiest thoroughfare: Market Street. Following similar legislation passed in cities including Paris, Madrid and NYC, San Francisco formulated a $600 million plan to revitalize its current systems …

Interview: Singer/Songwriter Julien Baker at Outside Lands

We discuss touring and guitar geekery with the 20-year-old Memphis powerhouse

Julien Baker took the stage on a chilly August day in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. She walked out on the huge stage alone with her hollow-body Telecaster and played her first notes. The usually rowdy Outside Lands festival crowd stood quietly to let Baker play what she refers to as “bummer tunes” from her debut album, Sprained Ankle. Baker grew up in Memphis, …

The Denim Dudes Guide to the World’s Best Jeans

The author gives us the international lowdown on where to buy the perfect pair of jeans

Amy Leverton’s passion for denim has seen her journey across the globe to find the latest, oldest and most unique denim looks around, be they vintage wonders or the very newest threads from Japan. Her upcoming book, “Denim Dudes” showcases a number of dudes working that ultimate American fabric, the blue jean, in a myriad different ways. But where do they find those deep indigo …