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Casting Call: HBO's 'Looking' Wants You

HBO's dramedy "Looking," now filming its second season, is looking for a gaggle of gay or gay-for-pay types to appear on screen as an extra. Might you be one of them? 

The 7 Best Parks In San Francisco, Ranked

Labor Day Weekend is almost here. The burners are heading out of town. Time to take advantage of this peaceful time in San Francisco by hitting one of our local parks. Here are our favorites, ranked. 

Weekend Guide: Free Museum Admission, Vintage Treasures, & More

The 5 things you should be doing this weekend. 

The Style Maven's Earthquake Survival Kit

In the days after the 6.0 Napa earthquake, centered in American Canyon near Napa and felt as far as the Santa Cruz mountains, our peace of mind was rattled to bits. What can you do to help ease your nerves for the impending Big One? Get your earthquake kit prepared. Now. An even better way would be by curating this ultra-chic earthquake kit, sure to make you the fanciest survivor in town. 

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. 

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