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Q&A: Felicia Day Wants You To Be Weird

Q&A: Felicia Day Wants You To Be Weird

Felicia Day seems to say whatever is on her mind. With a quirkiness about her that’s both humble and endearing, she is often best at being what many struggle to be: herself. “I walked across the parking lot earlier and I think now I have…

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Casey Cripe Explores Evolution in Art at Mirus Gallery

Casey Cripe Explores Evolution in Art at Mirus Gallery

Casey Cripe has over 3,000 books in his personal library. You might say that’s rare these days for someone under thirty-five who can understand and operate a Kindle, but reading has turned out to be a major part of his work. With a natural fascination…

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Local Art, Music and Tech Collective 20Mission Transforms The Village For A Night

Local Art, Music and Tech Collective 20Mission Transforms The Village For A Night

It’s not easy being an artist in San Francisco and (arguably less) a business entrepreneur in this unpredictable and tech-centric economy. Ideas can be short lived, competition fierce and the possibility of failure high. Yet, there are some spaces where creative types find success and…

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Before Fame: Amy Winehouse Exhibits in SF Explore Singer’s Life, Love of Family

Before Fame: Amy Winehouse Exhibits in SF Explore Singer’s Life, Love of Family

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait has arrived to San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum on loan from London and will be on display until November 1. The robust exhibit at 736 Mission opened on July 23, exactly four years since Amy Winehouse’s sudden death, offering a…

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Journey to Cuba With Travel Writer Christopher Baker

Journey to Cuba With Travel Writer Christopher Baker

Back in 2013, Christopher Baker was leading the first U.S. motorcycle tours that the very romanticized and often illusive Cuba had seen since its revolutionary days. He’s traveled the country over 100 times since his first visit in 1993 and has been called “one of…

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30 Top SF Twitter Users To Follow

30 Top SF Twitter Users To Follow

San Francisco is home to Twitter’s headquarters and some of the social network’s most active and interesting users, which makes for a robust list of local Twitter users to follow. The main office for the global short messaging platform is located near the Civic Center,…

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SF Symphony Performs Star Trek, Back To The Future Film Scores Live

SF Symphony Performs Star Trek, Back To The Future Film Scores Live

On July 16 – 20 the San Francisco Symphony will be entering the realm of science fiction as they screen both Star Trek (2009) and Back to the Future with full musical accompaniment. The scores from both films will be completely removed while the full orchestra recreates…

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Puppet Master Wayne White (Pee-Wee’s Playhouse) Ass Kicking Contest Show

Puppet Master Wayne White (Pee-Wee’s Playhouse) Ass Kicking Contest Show

The television show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse is best remembered for its off-brand eccentricity, offering kids of the late 80s a chance to suspend reality along with its somewhat neurotic main character, Pee-Wee, played by actor Paul Reubens. Yet, with atypical characters like Randy, a bullying redheaded…

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Artist Jeremy Mann Hosts Book Release Tonight

Artist Jeremy Mann Hosts Book Release Tonight

San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann will be will be present tonight at John Pence Gallery from 6 to 8:30pm for the unveiling of his first hardcover book featuring copies of his full-size artwork. Mann is perhaps best known for painting vivid urban settings on wooden…

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Photos: Exploratorium After Dark RGB

Photos: Exploratorium After Dark RGB

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015. Photos by Domini Dragoone.

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Jet’s Murals Explore Community Building Inspired by Folk Art

Jet’s Murals Explore Community Building Inspired by Folk Art

The vibrant multicolored works of Oakland-based muralist Jet Martinez can be found in the streets of San Francisco and adorning urban edifices around the world. Having spent part of his childhood in Morelos, Mexico, his works take inspiration from Mexico’s rich visual culture and folk art, exploring not only…

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Sound Bites: Songbird Studios’ Whitney Nichole

Sound Bites: Songbird Studios’ Whitney Nichole

Tech savvy and entrepreneurial spirit couldn’t come to mind quicker when profiling the San Francisco type. Singing talent? Probably not. And yet Whitney Nichole, the entrepreneur behind Songbird Studios, thinks otherwise. On June 24th, Nichole is heading to Noe Valley to open a second branch…

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