Meet 2018’s Influencers

In curating this year’s inaugural list of local high achievers, dealmakers, trendsetters and gatekeepers, a nearly impossible feat given the infinite possibilities of boldfaced names throughout the Bay, we asked ourselves: Who is at the top of their game in their chosen field, from business and wine to social activism and art? The result: An all-star roster of faces you’ll recognize already and others you should.



      June 8, 2018

      Yelp Ate the Food Critic

      In an age where anyone with a phone can become a restaurant reviewer instantly, chefs and restaurants are confronting an…
      June 8, 2018

      Rise of the Social Media Influencers

      Reviewing dishes at hip new restaurants and sharing photos of trendy outfits might be pure fun for some people, but…
      April 1, 2018

      Oh Bill Russell, Where Art Thou?

      The University of San Francisco would like to give the basketball legend his degree, 62 years after he left the…
      May 1, 2018

      A Portrait of Joan Brown

      Family and friends recall the provocative painter’s tough love, unconventional life and “heroic death.” Joan Brown painted some marvelous pictures…
      May 1, 2018

      The Legacy of Kehinde Wiley

      Above: Napoleon Leading The Army Over The Alps (2005), oil and enamel on canvas; from Wiley’s Rumors of War series…
      March 1, 2018

      Branding Accomplished

      Meet Alyssa Warnock, the graphic designer behind some of the Bay’s best branding Never before has the concept of branding—the…