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At a time when so much attention is focused on the Bay Area's future, Emma Donoghue's new novel Frog Music, set in San Francisco at the tail end of the Gold Rush, looks far back into the city's early history. The book, Donoghue's first since her bestselling novel Room, is based on a true and curious crime that took place in the Oceanview district on September 14, 1857: the murder of Jeanne Bonnet, a woman who preferred dressing as a man and was repeatedly jailed for her sartorial transgressions.
Whether it’s boozy brunch or formal dinner, don your Sunday best and head to these local restaurants for Easter’s most delicious celebrations.
The San Francisco Opera Guild celebrated their 75th anniversary Thursday, April 10, with POPera! Departing from the opera's traditional association with foreign languages and a massive stage, POPera! took the form of a chic soiree and a lively cabaret, complete with an appearance by San Francisco golden boy, Jonathan Groff (of HBO's Looking fame).
Perhaps it’s a reaction to the recent recession-era dining, or maybe chefs are just kicking off their proverbial heels, but notably casual follow-up restaurants from fine-dining icons have proliferated in the past few years.
Palm Springs and the other desert cities that are its neighbors are quickly evolving and adapting to the desires of a new generation of tourists (and Coachella-goers) from all over California and beyond. The last few years have seen a bevy of older hotels transformed into hip new boutique destinations, and new restaurants have been popping up catering to the demanding palates of Bay Area and Los Angeles weekenders.
Such classic cinema as Out of Africa and Indiana Jones romanticized the image of rugged men toting well-worn luggage on breakneck adventures. Octovo, a new collection of leather travel accessories by San Francisco–based industrial design studio Ammunition, approaches the market from a calmer, but no less masculine, place.
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