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Cannabis Insider: SF’s Last Gun Shop to Become a Free-to-the-Poor Marijuana Dispensary

A local marijuana reporter’s field notes and gossip from the intersection of pot, money, and power in the epicentral San Francisco Bay Area.

How Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh Brought a 500-Year-Old Bolivian Liquor to the Bay Area (+ Where to Try It)

If you've ever wondered what the director of Traffic, Oceans 11, Magic Mike and The Girlfriend Experience drinks, the answer is Singani 63, on the rocks.

Get Ready to Sing Karaoke at SFMOMA's 'Learning to Love You More' Exhibit

Warm up your vocal chords. When SFMOMA reopens this Saturday, May 14th, a karaoke booth will be among the creative installations in the museum’s new Koret Education Center, where Learning To Love You More—a web-based art project founded in 2002 by artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher—will be brought to life by editors of San Francisco's The Thing Quarterly—and by you, dear art lovers.

#SquadGoals: How a San Francisco Newbie Found Her Tribe Through Friend Dating on Bumble BFF

This just in: At 24 years young, it is hard to make friends. College is a veritable friend factory (for people-people), but when you leave that behind, you’re basically relegated to finding friends by the water cooler at work. But what if the IT guy with white sneakers isn’t really your jam? (Dear college students, make lifelong friends. Now.)

5 Steaming Bowls of Pho for the Rainy Nights Ahead

Nothing beats a bowl of noodle soup when the rain sets in. These San Francisco hot spots serve up some of the largest, steaming bowls of pho around, guaranteed to keep you nice and warm on these chilly SF nights.

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."

A Sloth Festival Is Happening in SF this Summer

Try to contain your squeals of excitement (it's hard, we know), over the news that the Internet's favorite lazy animal is getting its own festival this summer. 

TED Talks Curator Chris Anderson to Promote New Book in the Bay Area

If anyone knows how to captivate an audience, it's Chris Anderson who, for the past 15 years as the curator of TED, has ushered some of the world’s best and brightest minds onto a stage set to send their insights into an online viral frenzy.

3 Iconic San Francisco Spots That Shaped Skateboarding History

As skateboarding’s popularity skyrocketed in the early 1990s, San Francisco became a hub for the sport’s progression and popularity and, in turn, home to some of the country's most iconic skate spots.

Turning Sand Into Diamonds: Alonzo King's Lines Ballet Opens to the Tune of Live Jazz

When all the dancers from Lines Ballet aggregate together on the stage, they exude a sort of diamond-like wattage. Standing there in their skimpy and shiny costumes—often unafraid to include eye-catching mesh—one is aware of how much sex and sexiness there is to be found in the modern and contemporary ballet of Alonzo King.

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