Food for the Fourth
Too lazy to fire up your own grill? Don’t worry, Magnolia has you covered. In addition to their regular menu they’ll be serving barbecued brisket, baked beans, corn on the cob, spare ribs, chicken and beef hot links (with sides) all day long on July 4—10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
One of the best ways to refresh the look of your home is with a bouquet of beautiful flowers. You get a splash of color, natural beauty, and often a nice clean scent to fragrance your space. But while adding flowers to your decor has always been heralded as a great, inexpensive perk for your home, such isn't always the case. Bouquets can cost anywhere from $50 to well over $100; one in every room and all of a sudden your weekly flower fix has become quite a pricey habit. But it doesn't have to be so! ABC's View from the Bay compiled some tips for filling your home with summer blooms on a budget.
San Francisco has always been a nurturing home for a thriving hip-hop scene over the decades, and while it’s remained somewhat quiet over the past few years, a few promising artists have emerged. One such artist named Michael Lovasco (aka Dego) has paired up with other Bay Area legends such as Too $hort, The Jacka, Netta B and fellow rising star, Barnone, on his premiere solo album with a less than stellar title, The Album.
We know, we know. It’s what’s below the surface that counts. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t suckers for pretty packaging. In the best possible world, we’d get substance and style wrapped up in the same attractive little bundle.
The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. No gifts, no obligations—just beer, pyrotechnics, grilled food and a long weekend. At least, it used to be my favorite holiday, until I moved to San Francisco five years ago. More specifically, I moved to San Francisco's Mission District. You may cry gentrification all you want, but trust me—on Independence Day weekend, the neighborhood, known for fancy coffee shops and slick restaurants, returns to its lawless, wild west-like roots. Lying in bed on July 2, 3, 4 or 5, listening to M80s being deployed what feels like mere inches from my bedroom window, I imagine I'm living in London during the Blitz and that someone in my building has accidentally forgotten to pull their black-out curtains.
The new television show “Food Party” makes us all realize how lame programming on the Food Network can be.
Listen to the complete Five Farms series, which follows five American farm families.
New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer kept a close watch on the Bush Administration, specifically in regard to policies around terrorism and torture. Her most recent book, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, explores the dissonance (to put it nicely) between the Constitution and the methods employed by Bush & Company in their war on terrorism. Mayer will talk about the practices and consequences of the Bush Administration this evening at the Commonwealth Club (6pm).
With festival attendance topping 60,000 and ticket sales up from the last two years despite a sluggish economy, Frameline 33, the oldest and largest celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender films and filmmakers in the world, reached its conclusion Sunday with the world premiere of Wendy Jo Carlton’s Hannah Free. Now, there’s only one thing left to do: announce the winners.
Lend an ear to the Heavenly States’ most recent album, 2008’s Delayer, and you realize, this Bay Area band has it. And what, pray tell, is “it”? Imagination, guts, and the wide-angle ambition to put together a great, layered, multi-textured indie-rock album. Add the fact that Heavenly States was the first to tour Libya -- an adventure captured in the as-yet-unreleased feature-length documentary, Borderline -- as well as a super-energized live show, and you have a slice of heaven right here in the Bay.
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