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Giving It Up for Von Trier's Nyphomaniac: 7 Films to Watch this Week

The notion that Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Volume I is only half of a movie doesn’t sit well: nothing about the two-hour sex opus feels incomplete –it feels delightfully restrained considering the subject matter and the director’s notorious history. Considering said history, it also feels like the edge of a precipice.

We Wanna Be Friends With: Cal Academy's Cephalopod Expert Rich Ross

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 the Bay Area.

7x7, Saks, and Project Runway's Melissa Fleis Present Edgy Fashion for Spring

The Bay Area plays host to some memorable parties and stylish events. See and be seen in the Social Pages, featuring photos from this week's chicest gatherings.

StoryCorps Rocks the Mics at its New Home in the SF Public Library

"The interview may be one of the most powerful ways to capture the life and spirit of another human being," says Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, an oral history organization, which has recorded more than 50,000 heart-to-hearts over the past decade.

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. 

This Week’s Hottest Events: MAC Parties on Powell, The Blind Café Returns, 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)!

Oliver Peoples Brings Sunny Style to Maiden Lane

The Bay Area plays host to some memorable parties and stylish events. See and be see in the Social Pages, featuring photos from this week's chicest gatherings.

This Week in Live Music: St. Vincent, Rebirth Brass Band, Tycho, and More

Can you feel the post-SXSW, pre-Coachella concert window heating up? Can you feel your nightly show-going obligations starting to ramp up? Can you feel your disposable income depleting with each concert announcement?

Good. That’s how it should feel.

7 Films to Watch this Week: Wes Anderson's Best Story Yet and More

Though I enjoyed Bottle Rocket and Rushmore, Wes Anderson's big-budget spectacles have never had much draw for me. Like a beautiful soufflé that somehow fails to rise, they've always been missing something. If The Grand Budapest Hotel is any indication, Ralph Fiennes may have been that missing ingredient.

Caruso's Dream Suspends Glowing Pianos Over Ninth Street

Walking down Ninth Street now feels like you've entered a surrealist dream with the recent addition of thirteen glowing, glass and steel pianos suspended high above the sidewalk.

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