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News Flash: Gimme Polaroid


courtesy of David Hammock


I’ve always been a fan of the Polaroid. I mean, is there anything more magical than the sort-of instant gratification of snapping an image and then waiting with baited breath as the various details of that image reveal themselves—beginning as ghost-like apparitions devoid of human detail and gradually becoming either a flattering or unflattering photo? If you ask me, the whole digital (camera) age has completely taken the suspense out of the “supermodel or not a supermodel?” verdict process that determines whether one will keep or discard a photo.

Top 7 A+E Picks of the Week

White Williams
photography by Andrew Strasser

Here are 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.

1.    The Business of Being Born at the Red Vic Movie House
Rickie Lake is the executive producer of this moving documentary which examines childbirth in America.

2.    Be Kind Rewind out today

Lupe Fiasco at the Fillmore

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Chicago-based rapper Lupe Fiasco played the Fillmore on Sunday, January 13 in support of his critically acclaimed new album The Cool. LA-based hip hop artist Optimus opened the show.

LUPE FIASCO
Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco

British Songbird: Kate Nash at Popscene

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

20-year-old myspace darling Kate Nash brought her whimsical pop to Popscene on Thursday, January 12.

KATE NASH
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SF Photog Merkley!!!'s Book Party at 111 Minna

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

SF-based photographer Merkley!!!, who's best known for his saucy rock n' roll-inspired female nudes, held a party at 111 Minna on Friday, January 11 to celebrate the release of his new photo book. SF's most glamorous came out to see and be seen and to congratulate the eccentric photog. Also look for Merkley!!!'s work at hip nightspot Harlot; his pictures can be seen on the table tops in the VIP room.

Merkley

SF Sketchfest Opening Night Featuring Aimee Mann

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

The Opening night of comedy festival SF Sketchfest on Thursday, January 10 at Mezzanine featured the best in laughs and great tunes courtesy of songstress Aimee Mann.

AIMEE MANN
Aimee Mann

Film Picks From Poppa H

There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood; courtesy of Paramount Vantage

Film nerds and nerdettes, why don't you check out some of these groovy film picks happening in your 'hood. Don't forget to tune in next week for another installment of the Reel. Until next time, be bad and get into trouble baby.*

Film Happenings Round Town

Melissa's Playlist 01.16.08


courtesy of Pinback



Due to copyright issues, some songs on this playlist may be reduced to 30-second samples. For the full-length tracks check out our 7x7 imeem page.
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