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.
It may be cold outside. At least these deals are hot....
Barneys New York Warehouse Sale: This is one sale that actually deserves to call itself legendary. Head to Fort Mason for 50 to 75 percent off designer apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women through Aug. 9. Bring sharp elbows. You may need them.
New York Times critic Manohla Dargis was exactly on point when she described Beijing director Jia Zhang-ke as “one of the most original filmmakers working today.” Working above and underground with quiet audacity and a refined eye, Jia seems to have undertaken the sizable task of documenting a changing China -- with a clear-eyed attention to the grit and banality of daily life that Italian neo-realists and documentarians can appreciate, and a lyricism that poets can applaud. A product of Chinese cinema’s so-called Sixth Generation, Jia appears to be working toward a hybrid cinema that seamlessly fuses the real and ineffable.
I mean, seriously. This should be the last post I write on the silly incident of the reconciliatory beers at the White House to sort out this mole hill of a story about Henry Louis Gates Jr., the officer who arrested him, and the president who somehow got involved (are they calling it Beer-gate? Gates-gate?). But I couldn't resist this post thanks to such wonderfully detailed reporting in the Huffington Post that told us what beers all the men were drinking. Let me just say that it ain't pretty. According to the story, "the men were drinking beer from clear glass mugs and munching on peanuts and pretzels served in small silver bowls. The beers:
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