Features

  • The Milky Way shines over the Las Campanas observatory in Chile, one of the facilities that helped to confirm the existence of gravitational waves last summer. The orange cloudlike effect in the sky comes from an especially bright atmospheric afterglow.
    YURI BELETSKY
    SCIENCE

    Star Wars

    - When scientists in California and around the world finally solved the mystery of gravitational waves last year, only one question remained: Who should get credit for the discovery?
ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOSH ELLINGSON
TECHNOLOGY

Wheels of Change

New transportation innovations are forcing planners and city officials to rethink everything about how we'll get around in California's cities of the future.

Through Lyon’s lens, San Francisco’s hills, streets and buildings have as much character as any human subject.
FRED LYON
PORTFOLIO

Shadow And Fog

Fred Lyon’s photographs at night transform San Francisco into a mystery of shadows and fog. Our Summer Issue features images from Lyon's newest book, "San Francisco Noir."

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MATTHEW NAYTHONS
BOOKS

Little Triumphs

Warren Hinckle was a legend of San Francisco journalism, and now his final book pays tribute to Hunter S. Thompson — and so much more.

One of Los Angeles’ urban coyotes passing by the Hollywood sign in Griffith Park.
STEVE WINTER
COVER STORY

Backyard Beasts

Coyotes are among the most adaptive mammals in North America, and now they’re moving into urban areas — threatening pets and humans.

So far, the federal government has shown little interest in putting up a wall on Bill Addington’s land near the Rio Grande in West Texas.
ANDREW BECKER/REVEAL
POLITICS

A Line in the Sand

Before Trump’s wall can be built, landowners need to agree. Not all of them are enthusiastic about it. Reveal's Andrew Becker reports.

Juan Marichal’s high-leg-kick pitching windup is captured in a statue outside AT&T Park in San Francisco.Juan Marichal’s high-leg-kick pitching windup is captured in a statue outside AT&T Park in San Francisco.
THEARON HENDERSON/GETTY IMAGES
BASEBALL

Giant Missteps

The San Francisco Giants' Latino players in the 1960s and '70s revolutionized baseball — but prejudice kept the team from fulfilling its baseball destiny.