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We Wanna Be Friends With "Everything But the News" Star Steve Goldbloom

Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.

The Jewish Contribution to Modernism and More Intriguing Art Openings

From never-before-seen Native American artifacts to raw, 19th century photos of Yosemite, here are the three art openings you must add to your cultural calendar.  

11 Must-See Movies at the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) kicks off its 57th year tomorrow, and the lineup of quality films and attending celebrities is staggering—and sure to leave you star-struck (Parker Posey, Don Johnson, Jeremy Irons). We combed through the list of 200 films—a majority of which you may never see on the big screen again—over the next 15 days to bring you a list of must-see movies, according to us. It’s showtime, people.

Al Madrigal, Dat Phan, and Nine More Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

Do you have an Easter or 4/20 hangover? The best cure for that is a good laugh. Here are 11 ways you can accomplish that.

15 Reasons San Francisco is the Best Place on Earth in Photos

Today is Earth Day, a day when you're supposed to revel in all the things that make the world wonderful (and maybe go out and hug a tree or two). But we decided to take it one step further, because our hearts really only belong to a small, 7x7 square-mile section of the globe. So, in honor of Earth day, here are 15 reasons that San Francisco is actually the best place on Earth. Enjoy. 

This Week's Hottest Events: Spring Makeovers, Party With Passion Pit, and 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)!

Artist Jonathan Matas Takes Over the Stairwell at Hotel Zetta

Earlier this week, Hotel Zetta partnered with Seattle-transplant artist Jonathan Matas – whose work can be seen everywhere from graffitied walls in the Mission to inside the Facebook headquarters – to create an incredible mural throughuot the guest stairway.

Nicki Bluhm of the Gramblers Talks Road Trips, Music, and Her Favorite SF Spots

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers are on the road again this spring and summer with new tour dates. Over-night sensations, they became famous after their “van sessions” went viral. Who could ever forget their cover of Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go For That”? Nicki shared her favorite Bay Area spots for inspiration, unwinding, and taking in a show, plus her tips for the best road trip ever. Buckle up.

Under the Skin + 5 More Films to Watch this Week

Scarlett Johansson is an alien – it would conveniently explain her unwavering allegiance to SodaStream. In the new film from Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast), Under the Skin, however, this revelation provides no explanation or comfort at all. 

Take a Crooks Tour Through San Francisco's Seedy Past

At a time when so much attention is focused on the Bay Area's future, Emma Donoghue's new novel Frog Music, set in San Francisco at the tail end of the Gold Rush, looks far back into the city's early history. The book, Donoghue's first since her bestselling novel Room, is based on a true and curious crime that took place in the Oceanview district on September 14, 1857: the murder of Jeanne Bonnet, a woman who preferred dressing as a man and was repeatedly jailed for her sartorial transgressions.

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