It’s been a decade since Mike Judge, the soft-spoken creator of animated TV hits including Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill, took his first foray into live-action with the subversive workplace comedy Office Space.
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Talk about hugging deadlines. As Style List notes, Annie Leibovitz reportedly has until tomorrow to pay back $24 million in loans or risk forfeiting the copyrights to her entire collection of iconic photographs.
If you don’t already know Dallas-based shoe designer Rocio Ildemaro, start now. The W Editors' Blog insists.
Only in San Francisco highlights local walking tours that focus on shopping.
Hirokazu Kore-eda may be the most incisive cinematic chronicler of the modern Japanese family since master moviemaker Yasujiro Ozu. His first feature, Maborosi (1995), centers on a widow coping with the suicide of her husband, while his acclaimed 2004 film, Nobody Knows, revolved around the hardscrabble plight of four children, abandoned by their mother and forced to scrape out an existence on their own.
Despite common belief, there's something to be said for living on a busy street. We grew up on one, and the whir of constantly flowing traffic acted as white noise and actually helped us fall asleep at night. It can also be convenient: busier streets are usually connected to other major roads and nearby transportation. Perhaps most importantly (for this column, at least), living on a busy street often means lower rent - you get a deal because many prefer a quiet neighborhood to one with more hustle and bustle. If you're not of that view point, this apartment on Oak may be just the place for you.
There is something about Bottom Of The Hill, most likely in large part due to the infamous booker there, Ramona Downey (and Ursula Rodriguez, of course), but nonetheless they are always on the cutting edge of what's coming up in the San Francisco music scene. And perhaps that's the point when you place a club in the middle of an abandoned warehouse district, you better know what you're doing just to get bodies in the door. Case and point, last night local alt-rock power bands Robots Of Fury, Fighting The Villain and Scene Of Action schedule a bill filled to the brim with writhing guitar solos, pedal distortions, grungy female (and male!) lead vocals and so much angst it could barely contain the room.
I was sorry to read the note in the Chronicle that the Carnelian Room is closing. More than for its commanding view of the city and its classic menu (think steak Diane), I'll remember it for its incredible wine selection and its sommelier Mike Jabari. Jabari was one of San Francisco's hidden gems—a man who humbly and quietly had one of the longest tenures on the floor of any sommelier in the country, more than 30 years. Jabari also amassed one of the city's deepest and most interesting wine collections. Reading through his list (of which many selections were still great bargains) was often an activity that could satisfyingly eat up the better part of an hour.
If you're someone who loves to doodle, scribble, sketch, write, or even paint in your Moleskine, myDetour is the competition you've been waiting for. Keeping in mind the theme "District of You," which celebrates the extraordinary things our everyday surroundings, grab your notebook and start working. From September 10 until October 1, drop off your adorned Moleskine at one of the San Francisco locations to enter. The top 10 notebooks will be added to the online archive and join the international tour, and the owner of the top notebook in each city will get a free trip to the next city on the tour. The next stop after San Francisco happens to be Tokyo.
Daily reads from our feeds...
The Cut leaks a sneak peek of Rachel Zoe's QVC collection. Disclaimer: no animals were actually harmed in the making, though we can't say the same for our eyes.
Snag a limited-edition Jason Wu, Brian Reyes or Lorick tote for a mere $35 thanks to the Fashion Gives Back project (via Fashionista)
Vogue gives us the rundown on scoring some of Fall's biggest trends for under $100.
This morning we received a very sad email from Sam Mogannam at Bi-Rite Market, alerting us to the news that last night a massive fire swept through Alexis and Eric Koefoed's Soul Food Farm in Vacaville (we profiled Alexis in the magazine last year). San Franciscans know Soul Food as the most excellent purveyor of chickens and eggs—just last week they announced that they were planning to start a poultry CSA.
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