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The Latest San Francisco Parking Citation Data

Pop quiz. Please turn off your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Eyes on your own paper.

The answer is: 88 million.

Is the correct question:

a) What was the number of barrels of oil consumed globally per day in 2011?

or

b) What was the dollar amount of revenue generated from parking citations in San Francisco last year?

Where to See this Year's Oscar Nominees

This year the Oscars have claimed an even later opening slot – Sunday, March 2. Inevitably, this means you'll have to cool your jets for almost a month more, waiting to find out who takes home the little golden man.

Adobe Books Writes Its Own Future With a New Lease on Life

An old-fashioned sign on the sidewalk of 24th Street reads, “Adobe Books: In the Mission since 1989.” The statement is an affirmation for store founder Andrew McKinley, who recently opened at his new location after the well-publicized tumult surrounding his longstanding 16th Street address.

SF Sketchfest: The San Francisco Comedy Festival Turns 13!

The world-class comedy showcase SF Sketchfest returns with an insanely well-curated program of top-notch comedians, anniversary film screenings, star-studded panels, and tributes to some of entertainment's legendary and notorious cutups, including actor Alan Arkin (The In-Laws), television stars Key & Peele, and the greatest band in history Tenacious D.

Four Unmissable Art Openings

Last weekend the modern art community was abuzz about the FOG Design + Art Fair at the Fort Mason Center. Art and design galleries exhibited furniture, fine art and design objects for the Bay Area's creative kind. Ride the wave of excitment about the local art scene by popping by these new art shows.

This Week's Hottest Events: Dogpatch Microhood, Woodcraft Weekend, and the Science of Cocktails

Conversation
The Long Now, now
Brian Eno and Danny Hillis have been thinking about long-term thinking for 20 years now.

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

Local Doc-Maker Jesse Moss Heads to Sundance

7x7 checks in with a member of the local film scene and takes their temperature. This week, we chat with SF-based film director Jesse Moss.

Connu Brings Short Stories to Your Phone

Book club types and lit lovers can rejoice—there's a new way to stay on top of what's trending in top short story fiction today. Connu (which means "known" in French and which is the company name approved by none other than Margaret Atwood!) posts one short story a day, each recommended by an established author. Launched in November, the app curates the crowded book marketplace by hand-selecting one story at a time as a way to ensure that each featured emerging writer is given his/her proper due.  

SF Artist Kota Ezawa Recycles His Own Imagery to Create New Art

Art can be recycled. So says Japanese-German artist Kota Ezawa, who sometimes repurposes his own imagery—he recently produced a light box from his 2006 computer vector drawing Nan and Brian in Bed.

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