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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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Stories Worth a Thousand Lies: Neil Gaiman

Stories Worth a Thousand Lies: Neil Gaiman

Last Tuesday, a very tightly packed Castro Theatre hosted speaker Neil Gaiman, author of over a hundred short stories and graphic novels, as part of The Long Now Foundation’s series Seminars About Long-term Thinking. In his talk, entitled “How Stories Last”, Gaiman explored the importance of…

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West Coast Craft: Not-to-Miss Vendors

West Coast Craft: Not-to-Miss Vendors

With over 270 artists, designers and craftspeople presenting their unique goods at this weekends West Coast Craft at Fort Mason Center, it might be easy to miss something essential, so we put together a few of our favorites: Jewelry: Spark and Pepper Korea-born, San Francisco-based…

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Photos: SF Design Week Opening Reception at Pier 27

Photos: SF Design Week Opening Reception at Pier 27

Thu Jun 4 at Pier 27. Photos by Gabby Gamboa. See entire gallery

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SF Commits $7 Million to Support the Arts

SF Commits $7 Million to Support the Arts

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced a “Shared Prosperity for the Arts Package,” in which the city will contribute $7 million for the next two years to programs supporting the arts. The new funding package includes a $2 million enhancement to the Cultural Equity Endowment…

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Everything Is Terrible! Legends Tour Arrives in SF, Oakland

Everything Is Terrible! Legends Tour Arrives in SF, Oakland

Just when you thought the Internet had killed every obscure pop culture reference happening before Y2K, this video came along to ruin that for you.  This coming Monday, Everything is Terrible! continues its Legends Tour on the West Coast, beginning with (hey-o) San Francisco. Started…

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Movie Review: ‘Tomorrowland’ is Worth a Visit

Movie Review: ‘Tomorrowland’ is Worth a Visit

Perhaps Tomorrowland‘s greatest asset is that, in 2015, it’s a summer not starring a superhero or based on a comic book (even if it shares a name with a Disney themed land). Thankfully, it has some more to offer than just its originality. Director Brad Bird…

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The Book of Mormon Scavenger Hunt Comes to SF

The Book of Mormon Scavenger Hunt Comes to SF

On Saturday, May 16, musical fans will embark on a mission through the city to win a pair of tickets to The Book of Mormon at the Orpheum Theatre. From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez, the wildly…

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SFMOMA Picks Local Roaster Sightglass

SFMOMA Picks Local Roaster Sightglass

The independent SF-based coffee roaster Sightglass, opened its second location in the Mission, in February last year and rapidly positioned itself as a destination for coffee snobs. So with the announcement of a partnership with the highly anticipated reopening of SFMOMA, 2015 is proving to…

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Movie Review: ‘True Story’ Obscures the Facts

Movie Review: ‘True Story’ Obscures the Facts

The most compelling aspect of Rupert Goold’s feature directorial debut True Story is the actual story. It’s a truly twisted tale, but one that seems more ripe for a The Jinx like documentary (those true crime stories are definitely all the rage right now), rather than a…

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Full Lineup Announced for 58th San Francisco International Film Festival

Full Lineup Announced for 58th San Francisco International Film Festival

The San Francisco International Film Festival is back for it’s 58th year, running April 23 through May 7. The San Francisco Film Society announced the full lineup today of all 181 films. Out of the 181 films, 65 are narrative features and 35 are documentary…

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