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A Dapper Filmmaker Masters Clean and Classic Style

How would you describe your style? 

Clean and classic. The aim is thoughtful, but effortless.

Local Author Laurel Braitman Talks Animal Insanity, Her New Book, and SF

Bay Area local and author of the new book, Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves, Laurel Braitman spills about her research, odd animals, and her go-to San Francisco haunts.

The Most Disturbingly Awesome Part of Cal Academy's Skull Exhibit

The California Academy of Sciences has found a way to make our skin crawl, very literally in this case.

This Week in Live Music: Guided by Voices, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Notwist, and More

A quick but important note for San Francisco jazz and hip-hop fans: The San Francisco edition of Yoshi’s has been sold to a group called Fillmore Live Entertainment, which will shift curatorial focus from jazz to hip-hop and R&B. But worry not, jazzheads. The new SFJazz center in Hayes Valley has already asserted itself as a world-class destination for world-class jazz. 

Gear Up for the 100-Mile Marin Century

For many motivated recreational cyclists the ultimate bike ride (be it a Sunday or not) is to complete their first century – riding 100 miles in one day. An organized century ride is often the easiest (and safest) ways to accomplish this goal.

Homepolish Brings Expert Design Advice at Affordable Prices

I’ve been a design writer for the better part of a decade. Which means that I have toured countless breathtaking spaces appointed with furnishings (vintage Knoll credenzas, Missoni-covered antique settees) and finishes (live-edge walnut bathroom vanities, goatskin-covered walls) that I could only dream of, and  interviewed countless interior designers and their big-budget clients, wondering every single time what it would be like to just be rolling in money.

The Top Wine Education Experiences in Napa and Sonoma

A memorable Wine101 session isn’t simply sitting in a classroom with some wines to sample and a PowerPoint show. Much better is interacting with the actual winemakers, tasting a rich array of varietals, comparing notes with fellow wine lovers, and enjoying perfect food pairings, too.

The Complete Tech Gift Guide for Father's Day

Father’s Day is undoubtedly the best time of the year to show dad just how much you care. But with so many gift ideas available, it’s hard to pick out just the right one amongst all the clutter. Fortunately, we’ve done the busy work for you. So let's take a look at what toys Dad might enjoy on his special day. 

World Class Athletes Brave SF's Elements for Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

Early Sunday morning, in the pea-soup thick fog that shrouded SF Bay, more than 2,000 athletes took the plunge from the paddle wheel SF Belle off the Alcatraz shoreline into the 58-degree open water of the Pacific. 

Equal Writes Kickstarter Campaign Promotes Books By Women, For Women

Even today, in San Francisco, women writers are not getting published — or paid —at nearly the same rate as men. A new electronic publishing company Shebooks is hoping to change that with their Kickstarter, the Equal Writes Campaign

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