Good reads from our feeds…
Thinking about hitting up the Barneys Warehouse Sale, at Fort Mason through the weekend? Beware lame discounts and dirty merch, says SF Unzipped’s Babe Scanlon.
Uh oh, Li-Lo. Elle UK’s Editor-in-Chief describes Lindsay Lohan’s recent cover shoot for the magazine as the most unpredictable and confusing of her career. Via Jezebel.
Only a week left until G.I. Joe and Meryl Streep’s Julia Child bull their way onto the big screen. Can you contain your excitement? Until then, here are some of the most intriguing selections now playing at an indie theater near you.
Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) does not believe in love, or so she says. At the very least, she doesn’t believe in fairy-tale love or the Hollywood mythology of romance, and her own experiences have turned her into yet a skeptic. Paper Heart, the new comedy from first-time feature director Nicholas Jasenovec, follows Yi as she embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn’t fully understand.
Located near coffee shops, breakfast joints and a branch of Crunch Gym, this apartment is right in the thick of a particularly pleasant section of Upper Polk. The studio boasts hardwood floors and a recently remodeled bathroom and kitchen. There's a built-in dishwasher and garbage disposal, and laundry facilities are located in the building too. Even better? The building takes cats and dogs. $1450 Russian Hill Studio
Latte bowls of every color in the rainbow have been a staple of Anthropologie for years, and we can always count on finding a few when we need to replenish our stock. We were on just such a mission the other day, in fact, when we ran into this small sign perched amidst their display. It states,
"Proposition 65 Warning: The products sold here may contain lead and other substances that are known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm."
“Comedy usually is for funny people.” So proclaims George Simmons, the world-famous stand-up and movie star whose premature death sentence – he is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of leukemia – provides the dramatic thrust for roughly half of Judd Apatow’s maudlin, wildly self-indulgent comedy Funny People.
George (Adam Sandler) is right, of course. As if to prove the point, Apatow has assembled a cast of gifted comic actors, including Sandler, longtime protégé Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Leslie Mann and Eric Bana, the Munich star who rose to prominence in his native Australia with his own sketch-comedy show. The resulting slog, clocking in a nearly two-and-a-half hours, is far less amusing than the sum of their talents.
Welcome to the 2009 Burger Bonanza wherein two girls eat 20 of the city's best burgers, on the path to burger enlightenment. The 10 best will then be chosen to be featured—in ranking order—in 7x7's September magazine issue. Burgers must fit our "fancy burger" parameter: made with beef and available as part of the regular dinner menu at upscale restaurants in SF. Beyond that, we're open to suggestions, which we hope you will leave in the comment box below!
It's no secret that wallpaper has been making a major comeback in the last few years, and nowhere is the medium's progression more apparent than at locally operated online boutique Ferm Living. They're selection from designers around the world is truly inspired, and each style works almost like a piece of art to dramatically transform a room. If you've been contemplating adding a wallpapered accent wall or decal to liven up your space, now may be the perfect time; the online boutique is currently in the midst of a Close Out Sale.
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