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Bay Area Native Kara Walker Challenges Assumptions on Race and History

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For her provocative subject matter and young age, Kara Walker is an unusual artist.

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

Scenes of the City: Woodcut Maps

This SF-based company allows you to get a laser cut wood map of your San Francisco neighborhood, a European city where you proposed, or pretty much any neighborhood around the globe. 

This Week's Hottest Events: Amy Tan, Kronos Quartet, and Holiday Shopping

"Seven Sisters"
"Seven Sisters," a group exhibition that dives headfirst into ethics, race, culture, and self-expression, is a who's who of the most established women in the arts- Carrie Mae Weems, Rina Banergee, Toyin Odutola, and Vanessa Prager among them.

Give Thanks: An Interview with Kathleen Hanna

It pains me to say it, but there isn't much going on in movies over Thanksgiving. Big studios know they have a captive audience, so they dump some of their least interesting flicks over the long holiday. Do yourself a favor (unless you've got kids, then definitely go see Disney's Frozen) and plop down on the couch in front of some Netflix and consider something to be really thankful for: the continuing existence of Kathleen Hanna.

Holiday Theater Preview: 'Tristan & Yseult,' 'Book of Mormon,' and 'A Christmas Carol'

It's a time of year for dinner dates and holiday gifts and roaming Union Square amid the bustle, so you may want to consider a couple of options for some December theater-going.

Thanksgiving Holiday Parking Rules in the City

Thanksgiving Holiday Parking Rules

Nothing will put a damper on a perfectly lovely four day Thanksgiving holiday more than getting a $72 ticket, or getting towed. Except being blamed for giving bad information resulting in getting your in-laws' car towed.

We Wanna Be Friends With: SF's Fabulous "Golden Girls"

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.

13 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

We're all going to need a little humor to get us through the holidays. Fortunately, there's no lack of funny upcoming in San Francisco.

Must-Do Holiday Happenings in Union Square

Sometimes you just want to indulge in some good old-fashioned holiday cheer, which is why we recommend a trip to Union Square.

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