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Ai Wei Wei's @Large Exhibit Coming to Alcatraz

Lately, Cheryl Haines, apostle of public art and owner of the Haines Gallery in Union Square, has been hard to track down. Her recent missions to Beijing, in which she ferries maps of Alcatraz to acclaimed dissident artist Ai Weiwei, have seized much of her schedule.

This Week in Live Music: Mission of Burma, Peaking Lights, & More

Good lord, did we have a ball at LA’s FYF Festival this past weekend. Add the brilliantly curated festival to the top of your West Coast Festival bucket list ASAP, trust us. To sum it up in terms we can all understand, it’s basically the Treasure Island Music Festival of LA, minus the surrounding body of water, Golden Gate Bridge view, and add in 90 degree weather.

World's First Burner Hotel Welcomes Burning Man Enthusiasts

Reno residents have long experienced the train of art cars and their Burner inhabitants that stream through the city en route to Burning Man in northern Nevada each August, leaving a trail of dust behind them on their way back out. But now the city offers a bit of respite for festival-goers as host to the world's first dedicated Burning Man hotel. 

Watch Burning Man 2014 Live

While local publications, as well as the New York Times (so late to the Bay Area game, as usual), have their say about Burning Man's descent into an elitist techie bacchanalia under the desert sun, we insist you watch the creation of Black Rock City live via the Burning Man 2014 Webcast.

Editors' Picks: Guardians of the Galaxy, Sci-Fi Shoes, & More

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

5 Topical Tidbits to Discuss Over Brunch

Sound bites from this week's viral stories, so you can impress your friends over breakfast. 

Bring in the Funk: Counterculture Fashion Makes a Comeback

In the summer of ’69, while the average red-blooded American male not soldiering in Vietnam was, as popular music tells us, playing a five-and-dime six-string and wooing a girl standing on her mama’s porch, Lee Brooks was experiencing his first LSD flashes.

Meanwhile, On Muni

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

Weekend Guide: Bikini Sales, Friday Nights at OMCA, & More

The hottest events going on this weekend. 

Ranking Robin Wright's Best and Worst Performances

Executive Editor David Lytle and Robin Wright were born on the same day. Holla!

Robin Wright was a fixture in the Bay Area during her all-too-brief tenure in Ross. Though no longer a Marin resident—she split in 2010 after divorcing fellow thespian Sean Penn—we still hold her near to our hearts. Here now, for your cinematic viewing pleasure, are some of her best and not-so-best performances. (Let's face it, she's never given a truly bad performance; she's just that good)

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