Peter Hartlaub, SF Chronicle

Peter Hartlaub

SF Chronicle

Bloomington, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Peter:

Journey to Beethoven: A pop culture critic discovers the joys of classical music

Chronicle writers Joshua Kosman and Peter Hartlaub talk about exploring the world of Beethoven — and beyond. → Read More

Where to see S.F. fire stations' holiday decorations this Christmas

A 1940s tradition is back: Here's your map and photos for all the San Francisco fire station holiday decorations → Read More

S.F. urban hike: Three perfect hours on Slow Sanchez in Noe Valley

Looking for a great day hike in San Francisco? Take a walk on Slow Sanchez in Noe Valley, a Slow Street that transformed a neighborhood. → Read More

Ruthe Stein interviewed 100 Hollywood legends, and keeps no secrets

The movie writer asked celebrities direct, at-times nosy questions while at The Chronicle — an approach that comes through in “Sitting Down With the Stars.” → Read More

San Francisco's Painted Ladies are iconic. Here's what it's like to own one of them

George Horsfall lives in one of the Painted Ladies homes in San Francisco, and he's not... → Read More

A domed S.F. Giants stadium at China Basin? This monstrosity was almost a reality

Decades before the San Francisco Giants built their beloved waterfront ballpark, Dianne... → Read More

Behind the scenes of the ‘Shang-Chi’ bus chase through San Francisco — from the film’s director

Destin Daniel Cretton, writer-director of the Marvel movie, discusses his experiences with San Francisco transit and the film's frenetic chase sequence. → Read More

Did Sutro Tower have plans for a restaurant on top? Truth finally revealed

Years after rumors surfaced that a restaurant was once planned on top of Sutro Tower, the... → Read More

Review: ‘Shang-Chi’ — and its S.F. bus chase — make good transfer to Marvel Universe

Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, gives superhero movie fans a thrilling-to-watch and ultimately very welcome addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. → Read More

He's live-streamed 450 shows and counting

David Gans has been live-streaming a daily show since the beginning of the pandemic.... → Read More

Total SF: Daniel Handler on how he tricked his wife into moving to San Francisco

Author Daniel Handler joined the Total SF podcast and talked about swimming, accordion... → Read More

The S.F. Giants City Connect jerseys are bad. They are not the worst in history

Despite negative reviews in the Bay Area, the San Francisco Giants’ City Connect... → Read More

Adam Savage and SiliCon herald return of conventions to the Bay Area

The former Mythbuster sat down for a 'Total SF' podcast interview to talk about his dreams for SiliCon to become 'the maker’s convention.' → Read More

Introducing Moonjumper Alpha, a font inspired by ... the Cow Palace?

A San Francisco font-maker known for his street sign-inspired lettering has a new muse... → Read More

Angel Island is open. Here are 5 wonders from the underrated state park

As we embrace exploration in the waning days of the pandemic, Angel Island State Park is... → Read More

Total SF: These spiritual spaces in San Francisco are good for your soul

San Franciscans need spiritual spaces now more than ever. The Total SF podcast recruited... → Read More

The Golden Gate Bridge's first draft: 1922 design was an industrial mess

The Golden Gate Bridge is a classic. But century-old concept drawings found in The... → Read More

S.F.’s ultimate day hike: 12 wonders of the Crosstown Trail

Must-see destinations on the 17-mile route across San Francisco → Read More

Corpse flower hauled to abandoned gas station, captures heart of Alameda

An Alameda man grew an exceedingly rare corpse flower in his private nursery and shared... → Read More

How will historians remember the coronavirus pandemic in San Francisco?

San Francisco was an example of what not to do during the 1918-1919 influenza, but... → Read More