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Joule Hotel Dallas: An Artsy Weekend in Texas

Dallas has evolved from its yee-hawing, barbecue sauce-slathered past into a modern-day cultural hub with international cred.

NIMBY Wants SF Slip 'N' Slide Banned

Because, alas, fun must be killed in San Francisco seemingly at every turn, an effort is underway to put the kibosh on San Francisco's upcoming 1,000-foot waterslide. Whose dry idea is this? A concerned citizen (understandably) worried about said slide's massive water consumption. 

Dave Pell's NextDraft Brings Bite-Sized News to Your Phone

We're really enjoying Dave Pell's NextDraft. For example, regarding Deflate-gate, which will be looked upon as sports journalism's dumbest moment of all time, Dave Pell says,

Meet Bianca Valenti, SF-Based Big Wave Surfer

While we're anxiously waiting for this year's Mavericks to happen (the big-wave, one-day surfing competition will occur sometime between today and March 1), we talked to 28-year-old Bianca Valenti, San Francisco-based professional surfer and first female Big Wave World Tour champion, about beaches, women in the sport, and more.

We Wanna Be Friends With Karl the Fog

Karl the Fog, San Francisco's much-loved/much-reviled fog, has made quite the name for itself on social media the last four years. We caught up with Karl to ask him about his name, his relationship to the sun, horror flick The Fog, and more.

The Michelin Diet: SPQR

What can be said about SPQR that hordes of prattling food scribes have not? Hidden among the high-end Fillmore Street retailers, this quintessential Italian bistro is decorated with one Michelin star. 7x7 senior editor Leilani Marie Labong and I recently braved the recent (and flaccid) stormageddon to find out why.   

7 Reasons Why You Should Go To SF Sketchfest

SF Sketchfest, the city's nationally renowned comedy showcase reminds us that, thankfully, this is a town brimming with choice stand-up comedy. Before tech ilk, foodies, and suburban-born street art warriors dominated the city's cultural vibe, comedy ruled. Robin Williams. The Purple Onion. Margaret Cho. North Beach. The roster of names and venues is seemingly endless.  And with that, here are seven important reasons why you should buy tickets now to see SF Sketchfest. 

Best SF Bars Open This Christmas

Need to be around like-minded company this Christmas? Check out one of these bars open on the most wonderful time of the year. Jingle, jingle.

The 10 Best Modern Christmas Songs, Ranked

Now that Thanksgiving is done, it's time to saturate yourself with copious amounts of unbridled holiday cheer. String up your strands of twinkly white lights. Get your pocketbook ready for Small Business Saturday. And bombarded your eardrums with glorious Christmas music. To help, we've complied and ranked the top 10 modern holiday songs.

A Christmas Day Guide for Jewish Folks in SF

For many, Christmas Day is all about the big man upstair's son—or, more to the point, it's all about this nightmare—but for a chosen few, it's just another day off from work. If you're not taking part in the time-honored tradition of gaudy holiday hysteria and early AM gifting under the tree, here are a few choice ways to spend that day in San Francisco. 

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