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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.

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.

2015 Hot 20: Mark Bittman, NYT Columnist Turned Berkeley Dot-Commer

When Mark Bittman defected to Berkeley last spring for a lecturing gig, the Bay Area food writing community collectively high-fived. It’s not often that we lure New York’s own to our fairer coast, and Bittman—prolific author, famed New York Times columnist, and brilliant journalist—is one of the biggest catches we could net.

Famed Photographer Todd Hido Celebrates Erica Tanov's 25th Anniversary With a Provocative Photo Book

Bay Area fashion girls worth their salt are well versed in the sartorial expressions of Berkeley designer Erica Tanov, who celebrates her line's 25th(!) anniversary this week with a very high-profile collaboration.

Live Music This Week: Jamie xx, Young Thug, Beirut & More

Listen up, music fans. Here are the best live shows in the Bay Area this week.

Catch a Show at One of These Quirky Indie Music Joints

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The Bay Area is home to some seriously iconic music venues: the Greek, the Fillmore, Golden Gate Park. But sometimes the best shows go down in the most unexpected places. Here are seven unique music joints with stories all their own. 

Environmental Photog Edward Burtynsky Receives Art/Act Award + Exhibit at David Brower Center

Thanks to this drought, the grass isn't so green in California anymore. But as TED Prize–winning photographer Edward Burtynsky will show in his upcoming exhibit at Berkeley's David Brower Center, water depletion is a global problem. The grass isn't really greener on the other side.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Berkeley

Berkeley is a universe onto itself. Just over the Bay Bridge from San Francisco, the city of around 116,000 full-time residents (add about 36,000 people to that when University of California, Berkeley is in session) is a cornucopia of diverse cultures, restaurants, museums and attractions.

7 Student Fashion Designers To Watch

Student fashion shows can be a little tricky. Play it too safe and the results will be predictable; go all in for edgy and forward, and garments can become the proverbial kitchen sink. In this Goldielocks tale of sartorial design development, some youngsters get it right. Here is a crop of Bay Area student designers whose well executed graduation collections make them ones to watch.

The Bay Area's Most Inspiring Home Décor Showrooms

Filled with eclectic pieces from mid-century to modern to craftsman, these local showrooms are sure to give you a heaping dose of décor inspiration. 

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