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Chelsea Peretti Talks Her SF Comedy Special, Burrito Wars, and Danity Kane

Chelsea Peretti is not only a Bay Area treasure (Oakland to be exact), but as the name of her stand-up tour indicates, she's an "American Treasure" as well.

We Wanna Be Friends With the Founders of SF-Based Fashion Label Cuyana

On June 18, San Francisco-based fashion label Cuyana—which has made a name for itself with tightly curated seasonal collections that boast effortless silhouettes and fine materials—launches the Bali collection for summer.

Letters to Salinger, LGBT Novels, and More of What We're Reading Right Now

Any teenager who feels connected to The Catcher in the Rye (which is a lot) can certainly identify with the impulse to write a letter to its author, J.D. Salinger. But anyone who's studied Salinger knows that he was famously reclusive, in his correspondence as well as his life.

Be a Part of Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei's Exhibit on Alcatraz

From his studio thousands of miles away in Beijing, renowned artist and human-rights activist Ai Weiwei, kept captive by the Chinese government, is masterminding a large-scale exhibition, @Large, on San Francisco’s very own deserted penitentiary of an island, Alcatraz.

Lily Tomlin, Tim Meadows, and More Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off This Month

When Lily Tomlin comes to the city, things instantly become happier and funnier.

We Wanna Be Friends With Ex-Giant and Local Philanthropist, JT Snow

When intereviewing professional athletes, the conversation tends to focus on the player's best/worst sports moments, personal struggles, and life-defining achievements. In this particular case, JT Snow is talking philanthropy (and SF, of course). 

Dede Wilsey’s Pink Insanity Steals Show at Beach Blanket Babylon 40th Anniversary

Some gifts come in square velvet boxes. Some come in the form of a $20 Target gift card. Others come to you right on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. Take, for example, Dede Wilsey, who poured herself into this fabulous/terrifying Glinda the Good Witch costume, ruffles and all, at Friday’s 40th anniversary celebration of Beach Blanket Babylon.

This Week's Hottest Events: Smokey Robinson, The Gay Essay, 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)!

Local Author Laurel Braitman Talks Animal Insanity, Her New Book, and SF

Bay Area local and author of the new book, Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves, Laurel Braitman spills about her research, odd animals, and her go-to San Francisco haunts.

The Most Disturbingly Awesome Part of Cal Academy's Skull Exhibit

The California Academy of Sciences has found a way to make our skin crawl, very literally in this case.

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