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Hot 20: The Catcher in the Rye, Kari Nadeau, MD, PHD

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

Should you ever find yourself thinking, “Really? My kid can’t take a good old peanut butter sandwich to school?,” thank your lucky stars your daughter doesn’t risk dying of anaphylactic shock the next time she eats out because, say, the waiter doesn’t know the chicken is fried in peanut oil and she’s forgotten her EpiPen.

Hot 20: The Mapmaker, Eric Rodenbeck

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

Understanding what Eric Rodenbeck does is like trying to get your arms around @karlthefog.

Hot 20: The New Kids on the Block

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

Realizing just how much we San Franciscans take for granted can be a good thing. And that happens within minutes of meeting these pastry stars, all relatively new arrivals.

Hot 20: The Mystic, Michael Montgomery

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

In a company of 12 performers, every dancer stands out. But right now, as LINES Ballet celebrates its 30th anniversary, Michael Montgomery simply pops.

Hot 20: Google's Security Princess, Parisa Tabriz

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For the head of the Chrome security team—yes, security princess is her actual title—the road to Google started with art. " alt="<--break->">

Hot 20: The Radiohead, Roman Mars

A show about design…on the radio? Well, producer Roman Mars’ latest project, 99% Invisible, focuses on what you don’t really see: the cul-de-sac, Plimsoll lines, steering wheels.

Hot 20: The Music Woman, Jodi Goodman

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

From the time she was 13, Jodi Goodman was destined to be a promoter. Only problem was she had no idea such a job even existed.

Hot 20: The Transformer, Danielle Fong

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

Graduating from college in Nova Scotia at the age of 17, Danielle Fong faced the “what do you want to do when you grow up” question a little earlier than most people—which might account for her idealistic answer.

Hot 20: The Two-Wheelers

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

In San Francisco, this is the year of the bicycle, and these people (Scott Crosby, Karen Wiener, Bret Lobree, Leah Shahum, and Heath Maddox) deserve at least some of the credit.

Hot 20: The Storyteller, Adam Johnson

HOT. The word carries so many meanings: passionate, sizzling, trendy, intense, and yes, sexy. But for us, it signals our favorite month. Meet the 20 movers and shakers that have us fired up this year.

Adam Johnson is the author of The Orphan Master’s Son, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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