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Should the Bay Lights Stay Up? (Poll)

And do we even need it, what with that gorgeous new eastern span?

A Rainy Day Guide To San Francisco

Provided we're not all underwater at this point, here are a few choice things to do in San Francisco on this very, very rainy day. (Reminder: Be sure to check weather warnings before heading out.)

We Wanna Be Friends With Photographer Travis Jensen

First, tell me a bit about yourself:

Well, my name is Travis Jensen. I’m a 35-year-old photographer living and working in San Francisco. I moved to The City from Milwaukee nearly two decades ago, fresh out of high school with $800 cash, a duffle bag, and a skateboard. That’s it. I’ve been here ever since.

Ballet Prodigy Myles Thatcher Makes Leaps and Bounds in the Nutcracker

Like many sensitive boys thrust into that snake pit known as middle school, San Francisco corps de ballet member Myles Thatcher, who just won a life-altering mentorship under Bolshoi Ballet Director Alexei Ratmansky through the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative, yearned to participate in something athletic that didn’t involve pigskins or touchdowns.

Gifts For the Modern Man About Town

Sporting finds for dudes. 

Cyndi Lauper's Broadway Smash, Kinky Boots, Stomps Into SF

Unlike Stephen Sondheim or Rodgers and Hammerstein, 1980s pop icon Cyndi Lauper, who conceived the score to 2013’s Tony Award–winning Kinky Boots, uses her iPhone to record songs. “If an idea jumps into my head while I’m walking down the street, I whip out my phone to sing and record it. I never want to lose a great idea,” says Lauper.

Sprig Delivering ICHI Sushi + NI Bar All This Week

Continuing their guest chef series, Sprig will deliver ICHI Sushi + NI Bar dinners all this week, care of chef Tim Archuleta. Which is great, since this glorious rainfall does not make one want to hoof it out to the Mission. 

Sprinkle Black Magic on the Yuletide with a Swarovski Manicure

In the infamous “Nail Salon” routine from San Jose stand-up comic Anjelah Johnson, a manicurist attempts to upsell her client with a crystal gel treatment, claiming that “it sparkles like diamonds in the sky.” The new Swarovski manicure at Hayes Valley nail boutique Lux SF brings this promise to life.

5 Stuffing Recipes, Thanksgiving's Most Important Side

You can keep your turkey legs and gelatenous cranberries, thank you. Thanksgiving is all about stuffing. Lots of stuffing. Preferably doused in gravy. It is the ultimate comfort food in a holiday made up of comfort foods. In order to help you prepare Thanksgiving's most important dish, we have five recipes from esteemed local chefs to make your holiday feast magical.  

Curbside Apps Offer Reprieve From In-Store Chaos

Shopping in stores is done. That you still shop for gifts and assorted goods in person truly makes us concerned for you, you poor lamb. And with that, here are a few choice apps that will have your items waiting for you curbside, the moment you walk in the door, or right on your porch. Perfect the holiday shopping. 

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