Volume 47 Number 08
Halo 4 gives the fans what they want, and then some
Dirt-cheap local gifts, event listings, and a poop log: Happy holidays from your friends at the Guardian
San Franpsycho and Mill get the Street Seen once-over
What to buy your headphone-obsessed loved one? Our picks, from boxed sets to lovely local scores
My family adopts an ancient Catalonian tradition
No, not Jesus. Tips on holiday volunteering and Bay Area gifts that give back
Don't go overboard with your partner this holiday season. Pick them up a simple present that's goofy, sexy, or sweet — but save the big bucks for a special date or trip out of town.
Let's be real: your ma's and pa's will like just about anything you box up and send their way this year. But that's not to say you shouldn't put a little effort in. Hit up these local businesses and they'll walk with something fab.
We call it purposeful goodwill: buttering up that cranky elder downstairs with a well-thought-out something around the holidays. Maybe next time you throw a rager, your neighbor will call you before the cops?
Presents for your best bud don't have to be major. Give them something to make the bike rides you share brighter or beermaking burlier. And when in doubt: bear socks.
Gift ideas for your favorite film fan
HOLIDAY GUIDE: A guide to the holidays for queer and sex-positive families
HOLIDAY GUIDE: Fill your season with the best bets for cupcake-making, candle-lighting, solstice reflection, and local retail
HOLIDAY GUIDE: A liquor store manager tells the best deals in booze for the house party circuit
Who, exactly, is the target audience for Red Dawn?
An interview with Obama's DJ
Despite dazzling dancing, a collaborative program fails to impress
It's hard to find good help these days
Sinking our hooks into new chefs, new waves at Georges and Weird Fish
'Hitchcock' goes behind the scenes of Hollywood history
Wiener offers far-reaching proposals to amend environmental-review laws
Waterfront basketball and concert arena moving quickly despite neighborhood concerns
Brutality in Gaza could be minimized with a simple budget equation