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Kickstarter for Joan Didion Documentary Raises $80K in One Day

Bay Area icon Joan Didion, best know for her powerful novels and literary journalism about life, death, and culture in 1960s California, is finally getting her time on the silver screen. 

Rich and Poor: Jim Goldberg Photographs the Economic Divide

The second edition of Rich and Poor (Steidl), by local lens master and CCA professor Jim Goldberg, is a poignant chronicle of lives on both sides of San Francisco’s economic divide in the 1970s and ’80s.

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's New App Reveals Hidden SF Gems

Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason has announced his latest venture, Detour, a company that creates audio city tours for the iPhone. We asked the newly minted travel insider for a preview of his favorite spots in San Francisco. 

Weekend Guide: Silent Films, Spooky Carnival Parties, & More

Halloween is about to jump out from behind the corner; are you prepared?

San Francisco Giants Win the World Series!

For the third time in five years, your San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Tonight's 3-2 win against the Kansas City Royals cemented the team's status as a sports dynasty. All hail the Giants. 

Halloween: Lyft's Spooky Vintage Rides, On-Demand Costume Delivery

For a festive, stress-free All Hallows' Eve, take a chance on a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom ride from Lyft, or find the perfect Halloween sartorial look from Costumes On-Demand.

3 New Books on Our Must-Read List

Dark, witty, and intense, Merritt Tierce's Love Me Back has been earning acclaim for its penetrating insight into the life of a complicated woman. Marie, its protagonist, is a young single mom who's scored a waitressing job at a high-end Dallas steakhouse, but instead of rising high, she self-destructs, falling into a tangle of casual sex, cocaine, drinking, and other bad habits.

A Local Painter Builds Her Dream Home In An Unlikely Neighborhood

It’s a now all-too-familiar San Francisco real estate story: A landlord looking to cash in decides to sell his Mission District building, telling the occupants—a varying crew of creative types—that the unbelievably spacious and affordable live-work lofts they’ve called home-and-studio will no longer be available to them. But this story comes with a twist. Instead of taking the news hopelessly in stride and moving on, one of the tenants, single mother and widow Silvia Poloto, sees the opportunity to strike out on her own and buy a building—one that matches her dreams.

We Wanna Be Friends With Local Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

Hailed by Newsweek as one of the “women shaping the 21st century," singled out by NPR on their list of “best commencement speeches, ever,” and hot off her recent Emmy-nomination, Tiffany Shlain is a local filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards, and author who we really want to be friends with.

San Francisco Hotels Get a Facelift With a Flurry of Million-Dollar Renovations

Whether you're staying in town for business or, better yet, for pleasure, here are a host of classic San Francisco hotels that have been recently refreshed for your overnight pleasure.

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