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Give the Anarchist a Cigarette

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Cate Blanchett Shines In Todd Haynes’ Surreal Bob Dylan Chorus Line

Greetings and salutations* film nerds and nerdettes ...

Vacation Hangover

As hangovers go, it’s my opinion that the worst kind is not from Champagne or tequila, but rather from vacation. Even if you enjoy your everyday life and your work is your passion, the transition from all things new and exciting back to the same old (albeit good) thing takes some adjustment.

Like an alcohol-related hangover, the best cure is the hair of the dog—in this case, more traveling. Since most of us can’t ask our bosses for time off right after returning, the next best alternative is to treat yourself to your favorite vacation-like activities in your own hometown. The best thing about doing this is that you know all the good spots to hit.

Best of the West Rib Cook Off

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Greetings meat lovers,

(Vegetarians can stop reading now.)

Sparks, Nevada near Reno is the host town this weekend for the Best of the West Nugget Rib Cook Off featuring tiptop rib cooks from across America. Now in its 19th year, this is regarded as the rib cook events of all rib events.

Ribs, ribs, ribs and more ribs. Yes folks people travel from far away just to show up here and eat!

Hayley's Glitter and Sleaze Playlist

Mary Jane Girls
courtesy of the Mary Jane Girls

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.

Seattle vs. SF

Like many of us, I tend to think of Northern California as the culinary womb of the country—the place where perfect produce is grown, organic chickens run free and bold Cabernets outshine those watery vintages they produce in France. But a recent trip to Seattle instilled a seed of doubt about our status as the capital of all things fresh and local.

Sex and Online Dating

What is it with online dating that turns normally cautious women into easy pickins’?

My friend Marnie, 36, recently had the classic online date-turned-one night stand, which ended—how else?—disappointingly. “I had taken a break from online dating,” she told me, “but I was ready to start again. I received a message from a guy who wrote: ‘Hey, I am not giving up. You haven't emailed me back, but I'd like to have coffee or a drink with you.’“

So, she decided to give it a try and sent him a note. He was quick to respond, writing: “I know it sounds like a line, but you have an AMAZING smile, the kind that I would love to bask in.”

These Bells Were Made for Rocking Part II

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Here's the fierce second installment from the hip-hop festival Rock the Bells featuring the Wu Tang Clan and Public Enemy.


Symphonix at Enrico's

photography by Heather Wiley and Drew Altizer

More than 300 people ascended on Enrico's for Symphonix's cocktail reception celebrating the opening night gala (taking place on Sept. 19, Wednesday) for the San Francisco Symphony.

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No “R” in August

Despite the fact that there’s no “r” in August, the oysters at Hog Island Oyster Company were sure tasting good. Some people like to drink Guinness with their oysters, others prefer Sauvignon Blanc, Champagne or even sake. For me there is one wine for oysters that stands above all others: Muscadet. And thank goodness Hog Island always keeps one on their menu. Fresh, bright, citrus and mineral—it’s the one wine that reliably matches oysters point for point.

These Bells Were Made for Rocking

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

On Saturday, August 18, Rock the Bells, the action-packed hip-hop extravaganza, came to SF. The tour, which took place at the McCovey's Parking lot, featured hip-hop icons like Public Enemy, the Wu Tang Clan, the Roots and Cypress Hill in addition to others like Rage Against the Machine, Pharoahe Monch and Mos Def. Here's the first installment of what went down at Rock the Bells.
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