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Salon Gatherings Make a Comeback

In small, intimate settings, often in private homes throughout San Francisco, groups of people are turning off their digital devices to listen to speakers and join in spirited conversation. Welcome to the rebirth of the salon.

Nominate San Francisco's Favorite Charity

San Francisco's Favorite Charity 2014

The holidays are still several months away, but it's never too early to acknowledge the gifts that many local charities bestow upon our community throughout the year. The fifth annual San Francisco's Favorite Charities Contest presents the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on the top do-gooders who make the Bay Area a better place to live.

This Week In Live Music: Interpol, Lykke Li, Macy Gray, and More

Summer is almost over, folks. Time to head out for a night of aural revelry.

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do In Pac Heights

Take something of San Francisco’s old-world elegance, sprinkle in a few local celebrities (you choose: an actor, a speaker of the House, a Fortune 500 CEO), add a quiet suburban hush, and you get Pacific Heights in all its grandeur.

The Gilded Glitz of The Paramount Theatre

Stage at the Paramount Theatre

Commissioned just three months after the Stock Market crash of 1929, the Paramount Theatre was designed by San Francisco’s Timothy L. Pflueger, who also designed the Castro Theatre, Top of the Mark, Bimbo’s, and most of the important architectural landmarks of the Bay Area. The theater's history is just as storied as those intricately designed walls might suggest. 

The 5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

Impress your friends with these conversation-starters. 

Editors' Picks: 50 Shades, a Mirrored House, & More

Here's what the 7x7 editors were thinking about this week when they should have been at work.

Top Bay Area Bridges, Ranked

The Bay Area is home to world-famous bridges. Here are the top 7, ranked.

Weekend Guide: Drake vs. Lil Wayne, Wanda Sykes, & More

The 7 things you should be doing this weekend. 

We Wanna Be Friends With KQED Newsroom Host Thuy Vu

KQED "Newsroom" host Thuy Vu is responsible for keeping Bay Area residents abreast of global affairs every Friday night. The three-time Emmy award-winning journalist, who has covered everything from the devastating legacy of Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War to the impact of Burning Man on the Bay Area arts scene, let us in on some of her favorite places in the City. 

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