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Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, Is Moving To San Francisco

If you’re an egomaniacal super genius with an affinity for all sorts of high tech gadgets and looking to build a new app, what’s your next step? Why, move to San Francisco, of course. Marvel Comics announced this week at San Diego Comic-Con that Tony Stark, “the cool exec with a heart of steel,” aka Iron Man, is vacating Manhattan and setting up new digs in SF to build an app for his Extremis armor.

Cal Academy's First Photo Exhibit Showcases Nature at its Most Stunning

It all began with a simple call to action: What on Earth have you photographed? Featuring the work of award-winning nature, wildlife, and conservation photographers from around the world, Cal Academy's first major photo exhibit, BigPicture, celebrates Mother Nature's most stunning moments, ranging from jaw-dropping to harrowing. 

Festival del Sole Draws Art, Culture, and Celebrities to Napa Valley

Festival del Sole, Napa Valley's annual celebration of arts and culture, left wine country abuzz with celebrities, special events, and delicious cuisine. With a week-long calendar packed with everything from al fresco concerts to patron dinners to an elegant gala, the 10-day-long offered something for all wine country tastes.

How Not to Act When Hidden Cash Return to SF This Weekend

You may remember the uproar that was encited last May when local millionaire real estate investor, Jason Buzi, left marked envelopes stuffed with cash around the city. Well, he's baaack, and this time you may want to keep your eye out for Pez dispensers. 

This Week's Hottest Events: An Oakland Baycation, Pongapalooza, & More

7x7 editors reveal the hottest events going on this week and give you a head's up on tickets to grab in advance (before they sell out)!

Top 20 for Hot 20: Vote for the 2014 Community Choice Award Finalists!

It’s hardly news that the Bay Area is teeming with talent—your neighbor, your best friend’s cousin, you! From entrepreneurs to educators, from Oakland to Menlo Park, many of you make daily contributions that are changing the way we work, think, and live. 

This Week in Live Music: Lil Jon, Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, and More

We’re only one week away from Outside Lands week, but we wouldn’t classify this busy week as the quiet before the storm. Prepare for some noise. 

Meanwhile, On Muni

Weekly vignettes looking at life on San Francisco's second-favorite transportation system.

Bill Murray Art Show Comes to San Francisco

After a surprisingly outsize showing for their Nic Cage art show in April (an estimated 1,600 people lined up outside the Mission’s Balançoire for the chance to mingle, peruse, and buy works of art by fans of the actor), San Francisco–based husband-and-wife team Ezra and Julia Croft have set their sights on celebrating Wes Anderson muse Bill Murray for their next event.

3 New Books on Our Must-Read List

Even if you don't follow the literary world, you may have heard of Edan Lepucki, the first-time novelist who was suddenly rocketed to fame by Stephen Colbert's televised screed against Amazon's game-playing with their mutual publisher, Hachette Book Group.

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