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The Power of Choice

NARAL Pro-Choice America, the nation’s leading advocate of personal privacy and a woman’s right to choose, hosted the Power of Choice Luncheon—an event founded by Dagmar Dolby—at The Westin St. Francis. Speaker Nancy Pelosi acted as honorary chair while NARAL President Nancy Keenan went over her vision for the pro-choice movement.

Cookie Mountain

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Indie rockers TV on the Radio filled the house with tunes from their latest album, Return to Cookie Mountain, as well as other familiar crowd-pleasers. According to Spin, their latest album is "a punk gospel uplift that's often profoundly moving."  The Noisettes shared the stage at The Fillmore.


Sugar High

The fix is on at Sugar Cafe.

Melissa's Playlist 04.04.07

courtesy of Of Montreal

Due to copyright issues some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.

Go Fish

The goods at Manila Oriental Market.

Don’t get me wrong. Where I live in Bernal Heights, I have sun and tacos and mid-century modern furniture stores within walking distance, and I appreciate it, but every time I’m out in the Richmond or Sunset District, trying to decide between New May Wah market or Sunset Super (not to mention a pho joint or some Korean bbq place)—my ideas of heaven—I say the same thing: “If there were more trees out here and it wasn’t so [expletive] foggy, I’d move out here in a second.”

Computer Camp Love

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Norwegian duo Fredrik Saroea and Ketil Mosnes—aka Datarock—blew through town last week, stopping off at Mezzanine to belt out their campy blend of disco, pop and rock tunes. Among that night's openers were Codebreaker and DJ Jefrodisiac.


Miami Rhapsody

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

The 22nd Winter Music Conference kicked off in Miami with its Ultra Music Festival, featuring a wide range of musical talent including The Cure, Shiny Toy Guns, Brazilian Girls, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Sasha and Digweed, and Paul Van Dyk.


Cuppa Love

Lana pours a mean mug.

Technically, I’m supposed to blog about alcoholic beverages, but today I’m going to talk about something that almost everyone who indulges in stiff drinks also needs: coffee. Specifically, I’m going to write about one very special little coffee shop of San Francisco, The Coffee Roaster in the Financial District.

Taste of Asia

The Asian Art Museum kicked off a three-day tour of Asia with its Grand Tasting Gala, presided over by chef Martin Yan. The food- and fun-filled gala brought out more than 300 folks and raised $100,000 for the museum.

Bambino Watch: T-minus (about) 21 days

Bambino's Bar: Under construction
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