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Equal Writes Kickstarter Campaign Promotes Books By Women, For Women

Even today, in San Francisco, women writers are not getting published — or paid —at nearly the same rate as men. A new electronic publishing company Shebooks is hoping to change that with their Kickstarter, the Equal Writes Campaign

We Wanna Be Friends With Melted Toys Bassist, Brian Wakefield

Three years after their acclaimed Washed & Dried EP first unveiled the band’s distinct blend of hazy plaintive pop and psychedelic electronica, SF-based Melted Toys' self-titled debut album is set to release next month. 

Music Gods and Festival Fashion From Napa's BottleRock

We hung out at Napa's BottleRock Festival over the weekend, taking in all of the sights and sounds of the raucous event.

Editors Pick Their Must-Have Items for June

7x7 editors pick their favorites from the latest shops, goods, and happenings in the Bay Area and beyond.

Hats Off to 40 Years of Beach Blanket Babylon

Local institution Beach Blanket Babylon has been entertaining San Franciscans with its gravity-defying hats and spectacular costumes for 40 years! To commemorate their record-breakings success (and passage into middle age), the musical theatre company is hosting a special public celebration this week. 

The Jazzy Legacy Behind The Independent

In 1967, Herman Warren sat with 49er Kermit Alexander in a bar called Emanon at 628 Divisadero Street. Warren owned Sugar Hill, a blues venue on Broadway, but joked with Alexander about opening up a low-key hangout spot. At first it was only a joke — until he threw down an impromptu offer to claim the space. 

This Week's Hottest Events: Michael Douglas and Neil DeGrasse Tyson in SF

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)!

Summer Camp Grows Up at Hamel Family Wines

On May 17, Hamel Family Wines invited family and friends to the grand opening of their winery with rustic fanfare. Tossing aside pretense in favor of a kitschy-chic camping theme, Hamel encouraged guests to let loose and reconnect with their inner camper.

This Week in Live Music: tUnE-yArDs, Lady Gaga, The Faint, and More

Put some aloe on those sunburns from Bottle Rock Music Festival and rally. This week’s local live music slate involves some serious gems:

The Best of SF 2014: Everything You Need to Know

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