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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.

Bee Trouble: 7 Films to Watch this Week

More than Honey, Marcus Imhoof's documentary, which was Switzerland's entry into the Academy Awards this year, might be the most important movie you haven't seen this year. 

What it Would Cost to Own Every Parking Spot in SF

Dear Parking Guru,

I arrived home today to find a few “temporary event, no parking, tow away” signs on my street for this weekend.  What exactly does “temporary event” mean. And more importantly, how far does the no parking zone extend.  I have been told that the signs are enforceable for 200 feet, is this true?

'Looking' Creators Talk About Filming New HBO Series in SF

It's been a long time since there was a TV show based in San Francisco that showed any potential of longevity.

Inside the Chinese New Year Parade with Ben Fong-Torres

Watching the Chinese New Year Parade is a guaranteed rollicking good time: dragons, dancers, and amazing floats are all a part of the scene that has been happening locally since the 1860s and is one of the biggest celebrations of Asian culture. For an insider’s take on this fun parade happening on Saturday, February 15, 7x7 caught up with Ben Fong-Torres, who will celebrate his 18th round as co-anchor for the festivities for the KTVU television station.

16 Ways to Laugh Your Ass Off

SF Sketchfest starts on January 23 and mixes in with all the regular flood of comedy that comes through the city. Get ready for an onslaught of funny in the upcoming weeks. It's going to be spectacular.

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.

This Week's Hottest Events: FOG Design+Art Fair, Downton Abbey, and Gary Shteyngart

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"All Possible Futures"
This group show explores the potential of graphic design, questioning the boundaries of concepts, processes, technologies, and forms.

San Francisco Artist Meryl Pataky's Neon Palm Trees at Art Basel Miami

Last month, the art elite and their groupies descended on Miami for the annual Art Basel fair.

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