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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.

This Week's Hottest Events: Party After Dark, Hunky Jesus, 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)!

Daniel Handler, Rebecca Solnit, Paul Madonna Grace ZYZZYVA's 100th Issue + Read an Excerpt

Since 1985, San Francisco-based literary journal ZYZZYVA has been promoting the best and brightest of West Coast writers and artists, publishing the work of everyone from Haruki Murakami to Sherman Alexie to Raymond Carver. The journal just issued their 100th edition, and the path to that achievement hasn't always been easy.

Technology and Art Collide at Silicon Valley's First Contemporary Art Fair

For its inaugural art fair, Silicon Valley Contemporary draws an international roster of 50 exhibitors showcasing 300 artists. The styles and mediums of the works on display will vary – large-scale robot-produced paintings by the prolific graffiti artist Katsu, a sculpture made of razor blades by South Korean monk and artist Jungsan Senim, ethereal photographs of women by Isreali photographer Yigal Ozeri – but the selection is tied together by technology’s impact on art practices around the world.

15 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off This Month

This month, Bay Area native-turned-TV star Chelsea Peretti comes home with a much-needed opportunity to skewer SF techies. Plus, there are many comedy events to be had with 4/20 just around the corner. 

This Week's Hottest Events: Nicolas Cage Art Show, Carnivorous Plants, and Cal Day

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)!

Goodbye World + 6 More Films to Watch

For a generation seemingly addicted to discord and isolation, the impending end of the world has become something we can all get together on, though we don’t know how it will come — solar flares, earthquakes, global warming, and even the mere existence of the year 2012 have all been put to film. In Denis Hennelly’s new movie, the EOTW boldly enters the information age, and it begins with a simple text message: “Goodbye World.”

Artist Jim Campbell's Latest Exhibit + Insider Picks

Mixed media artist Jim Campbell has been fascinating us with his light displays for years, so it’s no surprise that a retrospective of his work is being celebrated in NYC at two different locations in Manhattan (the third just finished).

Scenes of the City: The Creative Process at 3 Fish Studios

For this week’s Scenes of the City we headed to 3 Fish Studios in the Outer Sunset to hang with Annie Galvin and Eric Rewitzer, the husband and wife /painters and printmakers team. 

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