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Babes Who Beer: An SF Photog Zooms in on the Industry's Women Brewers, Bartenders & Entrepreneurs

The Bay Area brewing industry may feel awash with burly bearded dudes, but a growing number of women are beginning to change the face of the male-dominated field. San Francisco photographer Natalie Jenks set out to document the sea change with this series of portraits that spotlight the women behind your favorite brews. 

Hide out With a Good Book at These Gorgeous Bay Area Libraries

There's something so awe-inspiring about a gorgeous library. These six local literary meccas are sure to make even the snobbiest bibliothecary go “damn."

Bookworms, Take Note: Yann Martel, Angela Davis, and More Literary Events

Is El Niño dampening your day? Stay dry at these indoor literary events. 

Stunning New Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) Opens Downtown

The Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film Archive is ready for its close-up. After three years of construction and a whopping $112 million capital campaign, the museum reopened on January 31st in a stunning new home that easily joins the ranks of local architectural icons such as the De Young and soon-to-reopen SFMoMa.

Groovy, Baby: Get This Adult Coloring Book of '60s Style & Intrigue by San Rafael Artist Katharine Boyd

For anyone who's ever found themselves side-eyeing a six-year-old and considered stealing her coloring book, or who has found themselves nonchalantly doodling with crayons on the kids menu at Nick's Cove, San Rafael art teacher Katharine Boyd has just what you need: a totally groovy coloring book for grownups.

Telefèric Barcelona Brings the Flavors of Spain to Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek may seem a world away to a San Franciscan, but consider this: a 35-minute BART trip is significantly shorter than a flight to Spain for foodies seeking delicious Barcelona-style tapas. Make Telefèric Barcelona your tasty reason to make the short trek east.

The Most Anticipated Bay Area Restaurant Openings of 2016

In August 2015, Bon Appetit food editor Andrew Knowlton named San Francisco the best food city in the country and Al’s Place the best new restaurant in America. But it's a brand new year, and promising restaurants are popping up all over the Bay Area. Here are six upcoming restaurants that may clinch our region's culinary dominance.

Spend Your Lunch Hour Outside on this Quick Mountain Bike Excursion

Ideal for a mid-day getaway, this ride is geared toward those looking for a challenging but short and easily accessible off-road experience.

Get out with the Green Fairy: Where to Drink Absinthe in the Bay Area

Few spirits are as divisive as absinthe—the infamous green fairy conjures both sneers from skeptics and delight from devotees. The aromatic, herb-based elixir, which dates back to 18th century Europe, has made a resurgence in the Bay Area in recent years. But, many folks are still too nervous to try the somewhat esoteric drink. Fear not. Here are six local spots that will walk you through it.

The Rainy Day Guide to Oakland

Just because it's wet outside doesn't mean you have to stay holed up inside your apartment. We rounded up some of the best indoor activities around Oakland to motivate you to explore on days when the weather has you dreading the outdoors. 

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