Letters: Are we serious about street crime? Then let’s agree to do something about it.

Sick of street crime? What can we agree to do about it? Recent letters demand government leaders should fix soaring levels of street crime. Thefts of costly catalytic converters, carjackings, continual shooting murders, intimidation of passengers on buses and light rail are things we all fear and want gone. Can our politicians find common ground … Read more

49ers camp: 10 most surprising players — in a positive way

Early surprises at training camp can lead to preseason sensations to … well, Canton can wait. Which 49ers are making the most of training camp? The Pro Bowl and All-Pro superstars go without saying, as does quarterback Trey Lance, whose first camp as a starting quarterback has been up-and-down-and-documented daily. These are the players surprising, … Read more

Literary pick of the week: Comic and independent print festival returns to Minneapolis

Calling all fans of comics, zines, posters and other printed materials. The Autoptic Festival returns in-person Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, for a celebration of the best of DIY print culture. This premier comic and independent print festival, the first since 2018, will include panels, workshops, interviews, book signings and a floor exhibition … Read more

These Are the Top 10 Best and Worst Places to Live in the World—and You Won’t Find the U.S. on Either List

This week, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released their Global Liveability Index ranking of the top 10 best and 10 worst places to live in the world in 2022. The index scored 172 cities in five categories: culture, health care, education, infrastructure, and entertainment. Cities in Scandinavia dominate the list of Most Liveable Cities thanks … Read more