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SF Street Style: Vintage Docs in the Haight

Meet Molly Martin, a sales associate at Dr Martens in the Haight. I caught her on her break, outside the store, sporting this pair of wonderfully scuffed up, lace-less Docs. I'm a big fan of girls in collared shirts buttoned all the way to the top, too. When it's done right, it just adds a little something to the whole outfit. I've seen some really awesome tattoos, too, but I have to give Molly props for this one -- the word, the hand-written font and the placement make it just so great.

SF-Bred Bourbon Cyrus Noble Makes A Comeback

This city may have a proud history of drinking, but bourbon is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind. Bourbon is the spirit of Kentucky, the base of a mint julep, something you’re supposed to drink on a hot day on a wraparound porch—neither of which you’ll see much of in SF. Although the spirit was crafted in abundance in Cincinnati up until the temperance movement forced its production to Kentucky, bourbon’s identity today is entrenched in the South.

Twelve-Foot Santa Yoda in Union Square

For three days, the Lego Group built a twelve-foot tall, ten-foot wide giant Santa Yoda made from around a 250,000 Lego pieces. In Union Square at around 6pm on Sunday night, the final piece of the giant Yoda was put in place. They'll be taking down the entire structure Monday, so catch it while you can!

Inkling Broadens Beyond Textbooks With Fast-Selling ProChef and Consumer Titles on the iPad

Inkling, which is the leader in reinventing textbooks as collaborative learning environments, has expanded its offerings well beyond the formal educational market by bringing consumer-friendly titles such as The Professional Chef, from The Culinary Institute of America, to the iPad.

Despite a price tag of $50, the Pro Chef app quickly shot up to the second-most downloaded app in the iTunes store during the week after its appearance and the top-selling lifestyle app.

Photos: The 6th Annual San Francisco Social Benefiting KIPP Bay Area Schools

The 2011 San Francisco Social—which benefitted the KIPP Bay Area Schools, a network of free college-preparatory schools for underprivileged children—raised more than $55,000, exceeding goals and delighting a sold-out crowd. Approximately 450 young adults from San Francisco and surrounding areas came together to show their support and commitment to education for local students in-need.

Saving the Best for Later: Alexander Payne on George Clooney and 'The Descendants'

Where has Alexander Payne been? The Stanford graduate and critically adored director of Election, About Schmidt and Sideways used to churn out a movie every “two, two-and-a-half” years, a pace he plans to resume after Friday’s release of The Descendants, his poignantly funny adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings’ 2007 novel.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Martin Scorsese's Public Speaking, a revealing portrait of Fran Lebowitz in which the outspoken author and social critic shares her thoughts on gender, celebrity culture, gay rights, smoking bans and strollers, continues its run through Thanksgiving at the Roxie Theater. Elsewhere:

1. The Harry Potter Marathon

Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., 415-621-6120
When: Nov. 19-20

SF SPCA Kittens & Puppies Are Unveiled at Macy's

This evening, we went behind the scenes, thanks to the SF SPCA, of the unveiling of the Macy's holiday windows featuring adorable, adoptable kittens and puppies. Last year, over 300 dogs and cats were adopted during the holiday season thanks to this collaboration, and over $70,000 was raised to support the efforts of San Francisco's SPCA. Let's rally together to make it even more successful this year!


This Week in Local Music News

Stephan Jenkins, singer for Third Eye Blind and longtime SF resident, releases a song in support of Occupy Wall Street called "If There Ever Was A Time." [via SF Weekly]

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