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From Toast to Cate Blanchett, San Francisco's Best Moments of 2014

To say that the national media has become a bit obsessed with San Francisco could be the understatement of the year. The Bay Area has found itself at the core of the modern zeitgeist. From the size of one’s hedge (hello, Danielle Steel!) to the magnitude of an incubated idea (we’re looking at you, Glass), these are just some of the most captivating and compelling stories that swelled to national proportions—and became the stuff of cocktail banter and serious conversation. 

Aisha Tyler, Tracy Morgan, and More Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off This Month

From Saturday Night Live alums to Bay Area natives, San Francisco will be a funny place for the next two weeks.

This Week's Hottest Events: Dancing Under the Stars, Fillmore Jazz Fest, and More

Keep up the Memorial weekend good vibes with these hot happenings around town.

This Revolutionary Moment in SF History is Really a Case of Déjà Vu

Talking in Circles

In the late 1960s, there was another kind of bus war being waged in San Francisco. Each weekday, the working women who lived on the Westside boarded Muni to travel to the Financial District for their jobs as bank tellers, secretaries, and salesclerks. When they looked out the windows of the 6 Parnassus bus as it drove along Haight Street, what they saw put their conservative pantyhose in an intractable twist.

This Week in Live Music: Animal Collective, Chet Faker, Elbow, BANKS, and More

Ever wonder what a “traditional drum-off” is? Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith had a drum-off showdown last week on the Tonight Show, and it was predictably epic. You gotta watch. OK, back to the task at hand: live music for your ears, eyes, hearts, and souls.

We Wanna Be Friends With "Looking" Star Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff, the fresh-faced 29-year-old actor from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, first made his mark as Melchior in Duncan Sheik’s sexually frank rock musical Spring Awakening­—a role that nabbed him a Tony nomination for featured actor and sealed his BFF status with co-star Lea Michele. 

Best of Culture 2014: Literary Lore, Public Works, Remastered Classics, and More

7x7 Magazine's annual Best of SF showcases all you could ever hope to eat, drink, see, buy, know, and do in the city. Here is the Best of Culture:

SF's Tech and Non-Tech Worlds Need to Start Communicating

When you think about all the players and the lofty ideas packed into San Francisco and Silicon Valley, it’s no wonder the world is talking about us. But the real question is: Are we talking to each other?

Michelle Grabner, Christine Elfman, and Other Hot Artists at SF's Galleries

Last week, the city’s contemporary and modern art scene was abuzz about ArtMRKT San Francisco. Now, art aficionados can revel at the scores of talented artists taking the stage at San Francisco’s galleries. Don't miss the works by DJ/musician/photographer Reuben Wu, husband and wife duo Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, award-winning Christine Elfman, and the budding Yuh-Shioh Wong in the coming weeks.

Style Set Celebrates Carolina Herrera at Union Square Opening

Last Thursday, design icon Carolina Herrera and Elle magazine's (and soon-to-editor-in-chief and executive creative officer at Yahoo Fashion) Joe Zee brought the city's well-heeled denizens out in the summer heat—donning more bare legs than we've seen in ages—to celebrate the CH Carolina Hererra's new store on Grant Avenue. 

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