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2015 Hot 20: Vinnie Hobbs, Special Effects Wizard for Kendrick Lamar

Vinnie Hobbs is the wizard behind some of this year's most iconic music videos, including Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" and Nicki Minah's "Anaconda." 

2015 Hot 20: Anne Wojcicki, Biotech’s Comeback Kid

The story of Anne Wojcicki’s genetic testing service 23andMe is destined to become a classic in the epic tale of how libertarian, fast-paced, entrepreneurial Silicon Valley clashes with the slow grind of regulatory Washington. 

2015 Hot 20: Scott Wiener, The Supe + Underdog for Senate

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has no problem standing out in a crowd. The District 8 supe (representing the CastroNoe Valley, Duboce Triangle, as well as parts of the Mission and more), who stands at an impressive 6-foot-7-inches, graduated from Duke, went to Harvard Law, and earned a Fulbright scholarship, all before bringing his distinct political style of quiet efficiency to San Francisco.

2015 Hot 20: Scott Gatz, King of LGBT Media

Q.Digital founder Scott Gatz—publisher of Gay Cities, The Bilerico Project, Queerty, LGBTQ Nation, and more—has amassed a stunning LGBTQ audience with 7.5 million readers monthly.

2015 Hot 20: Stewart Butterfield, Silicon Valley’s Hardest Working Slacker

Stewart Butterfield, cofounder and CEO of Slack, has had some luck with that quintessential Silicon Valley gremlin, the pivot.

Presidio Parklands Project Promises 13 Acres of Fabulous New Outdoor Space [Photos]

Since being turned over to the National Parks Service in 1994, the Presidio has steadily emerged as one of the San Francisco’s best, if somewhat surprisingly lesser known, natural work and playscapes. And it’s about to get a whole lot bigger—13 acres bigger.

San Francisco's Best Banh Mi Sandwiches

Banh mi is street food with some serious cred. Influenced by the French colonists’ love for a simple snack of pâté on bread over a hundred years ago, the granddaddy of mash up sandwiches is having a moment.

Nerdvana: A Trifecta of Sci-Fi Film Trailers Stirs up Geeky Fantasies

Thursday's launch of the new Star Wars trailer signaled the beginning of an epic movie trailer release weekend.

Q&A with Six-Time Tony Award-Winner, Audra McDonald

Singular chanteuse and six-time Tony Award–winner Audra McDonald, who’s taken home the coveted trophies for her recent turns as Bess in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, is also familiar to television audiences as Dr. Naomi Bennett on Shonda Rhimes’ Private Practice and as Mother Abbess in NBC's live adaptation of The Sound of Music.

Two New SF Bars Serve Up Games With Their Cocktails

Two new watering holes join the ranks of Bay Area bars serving up friendly competitions alongside their cocktails.

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