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In Case You Missed It: Noise Pop on Speed

Check out our warp speed mashup of Noise Pop 09.  It's like you were there...kinda. 

Style How-To: Shop Wisely in the Downturn

Shopping strategies for the new (read: bad) economy abound. Some we can get behind. Others are just silly. Among the more ridiculous notions is the shop your closet trend. We’re willing to wager that, for any item of clothing stuck in the dark depths of a dresser drawer, there’s a reason we forgot the item in the first place. Nor can we quit shopping completely. The economy may have come to a veritable stand-still, but our lives are still moving on. No matter how cinched our budgets become, we still need new items of clothing from time to time.

Your Dream Photoshoot Could Become a Reality

Every writer, photographer or artist of any type has a dream assignment: that often unreachable goal that could only be potentially accomplished with unlimited funds (or at least a large chunk of change). Well, now all those with a panache for photography have the chance to turn the dream into a reality.

Noise Pop '09: Closing Night with Les Savy Fav

For the closing night of Noise Pop 2009, Les Savy Fav, The Mae Shi and The Drums played a mayhem-riddled show at Mezzanine.

First of all, if you were in town, you know it was raining (and has been raining and there's no end in sight. Hopefully, of all the impending doom, at least we might not have a drought.) I was in no big rush to leave my cozy apartment, but I'd seen Les Savy Fav before with The Faint and remember them as a whole load of crazy fun, so I rallied.

Sidewalk Chic: The Dark Side of Civic Center

Name: Rachel Rondell

Age: 21

Occupation: Fashion Design student at Academy of Art University, whose major is Womens’ Ready to Wear

Spotted: Outside of Etiquette Lounge, 11:53 p.m.

Wearing: 5th & Row jacket (her own design/label), dress from Thrift Town (“a closet staple,” she says), and Dolce Vita heels

How would you describe your style? “Dark with a little bit of sunshine.”

Watchmen Wins a Ringing Endorsement from Illustrator Dave Gibbons

Even as rabid fans and Warner Bros. executives are at long last celebrating the arrival of the Watchmen movie, one of the men most responsible for the Hugo Award-winning tale of fallen superheroes living in an age of impending nuclear war – author Alan Moore – couldn’t care less.

Just ask his partner in creation, artist Dave Gibbons.

Can you ski down a steeper grade than your 401(k) is vertically dropping?

With 6 new feet of snow having just landed in Tahoe, last weekend looked, in the words of one first grader, just like the landscape from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  There’s more than enough new snowfall to bury a vertical first grader - and more on the way. And they’ll be a blizzard of savings for 7x7 Readers.


Last weekend marked the opening ceremonies for the 28th Annual Snowfest:"The Mountain Mardi Gras," which runs through Sunday, March 8 and includes all kinds of fun snow pursuits: think snow-themed parades, races, polar bear swims and snow sculpture contests.

Outside Lands Dates Announced

We're feeling a little post-festival depression, coming off of a whirlwind week of Noise Pop.  So the announcement of this year's Outside Lands dates comes at a perfect time.  The festival, which was a huge success last summer (minus the dirth of cabs) is going down this August 28 - 30 in Golden Gate Park.  Mark your calendars.  The festival will once again benefit the San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department, which could use a little boost these days.

Comfort Food in the Mission

As the second part of our series of guest food bloggers, 7x7 welcomes food stylist Katie Christ. Katie worked as Culinary Producer for the first season of Top Chef and in 2008, she won the first ever Food Network Challenge for food stylists. Tune in to get a taste of Katie's inspirations as she eats and drinks her way through our fair city.

Crackin’ Up: Laguna Honda Crab Feed Fundraiser

It was a rollicking good time on Friday out at the Irish Cultural Center when Supervisor Sean Elsbernd hosted his 2nd annual Crab Feed Fundraiser.

“Well the first one was actually for my re-election campaign,” said Elsbernd, laughing. “But  this year supports one of the great, city-wide institutions in District 7 -- Laguna Honda Hospital.”

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