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Fresh Air for Fashion
By SFS Staff (Apr 22, 2009)
Finding gems in a city like San Francisco is easy. There is always a new coffee shop and café to try or in this case a new boutique to explore. The Inner Sunset is filled with great independently owned shops, but this one takes the cake. Not only is it affordable, it is unique. More »
Love it or Hate it
By SFS Staff (Nov 27, 2008)
From Gus Van Sant’s hotly anticipated take on the life of self-appointed "Mayor of Castro Street" Harvey Milk to Darren Aronofsky’s harrowing depiction of a down-and-out wrestler gambling away his life for one last shot at glory, the past year has featured more than its share of rousing successes -- and, for living legend Al Pacino, a pair of embarrassing flops. The following lists represent our critics’ choices for the year’s biggest hits and most egregious misses. More »
The Top of the Class
By SFS Staff (Nov 26, 2008)
The Bay Area was a good place to be for music fans in 2008. San Francisco was ripe with high-profile music festivals and a nearly endless stream of quality performances at local venues. Outside Lands made history with three days of music in Golden Gate Park, and the Treasure Island Music Festival came of age in its second year with a lineup that couldn’t be topped. Nationally, there was also no shortage of music as bands jumped from obscurity to international stardom in a matter of months (see: Vampire Weekend, MGMT, etc.). Here are our music writers' picks for the class of 2008: More »
blends worldy class with a regional flavor
By SFS Staff (Jan 20, 2008)
Decked out in deep reds, ominous blacks, and strategic back-lighting, The Cosmopolitan Café seems more fitting to New York in the 1950's than the Rincon Center by the Embarcadero today. Imagine Old Blue Eyes swigging a martini after crooning. Now imagine where he'd be. That's the look and feel of the Cosmopolitan Café. And perhaps this is why most of the clientele are on the plus side of 35 years old. The six owners of the Cosmopolitan Café don't appear to be trying to attract younger patrons. There is no chrome, no fabulously curved couches or chairs, no electronic beats blaring in the background. It's traditionally classy. More »
Cool Alternative Movie Houses
By SFS Staff (Dec 26, 2008)
These articles are a mix of teen-friendly venues and events. They were written to fill in the lack of all ages venues and clubs listings in the media. Because there are not enough places for teens to hang out, they often end up at their friends’ houses or doing things their parent’s would not approve of. With these articles, we hope to expose high school students to places where they can have fun and be safe at night: FILM . Red Vic Movie House . The Castro Theatre . The Roxie New College Film Center More »
A Powerful Year
By SFS Staff (Nov 28, 2007)
It was a notable year for movie lovers, who were treated to the triumphant returns of the Coen brothers ([b]No Country for Old Men[/b]), Paul Thomas Anderson ([b]There Will Be Blood[/b]) and Sidney Lumet, who delivered his most powerfully disquieting work in years with [b]Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead[/b]. There were films about barbarous barbers, litigious bees and even an industrious rat running the most venerable restaurant in Paris, but only a privileged few earned the distinction of being the year’s best. More »
The Top of the Class
By SFS Staff (Nov 28, 2007)
2007 was a year marked by rock geezer reunions (Van Halen, The Police, Led Zeppelin), pop starlet meltdowns (Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse), and general turmoil and strain as major record labels continued to suffer from massive loses caused by declining sales and an ancient business model. But among the chaos and despair, a few artists gave us a reason to stay plugged in and tuned out the almost overwhelming mediocrity. Here are our picks for the top of the class of 2007. More »
Celebrate A Green Christmas!
By SFS Staff (Nov 12, 2007)
Here is a guide to my favorite 12 eco-friendly gifts, there is some shipping involved but one can also carbon offset their holiday travel/shipping. Lots of these items are under $100, so it won’t break your piggy bank. More »
Spring time for movie buffs
By SFS Staff (Sep 24, 2007)
Before the onslaught of summer blockbusters arrives, now is a great time to turn your attention away from Hollywood and focus on the 48th San Francisco International Film Festival, which runs April 21 - May 5. Showcasing a whopping 185 films from 49 countries, including 79 feature films, 71 shorts, and 35 documentaries, there's bound to be something to suit your tastes. There will be 14 world premieres, three international premieres, 22 North American premieres, and 8 U.S. premieres. More »
A Carnivorous Feast: Bursa Kebab Grills it Right
By SFS Staff (Jul 22, 2007)
Kebab has gotten a bad (w)rap in this country. When Americans think of kebab, often misspelled as kabob, what usually comes to mind is the gyros type sandwich composed of thin strips of lamb stuffed in a pita pocket with a couple of grilled tomato slices thrown in. Hardly satisfying fare for a kebab connoisseur such as myself. More »
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