Meghan McCloskey

Fashion forward

CAREERS & ED: Miranda Caroligne's road from physical therapist to fashionista
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Looking at fashion designer Miranda Caroligne today, it's hard to imagine she ever did anything other than sew and sell clothing. In addition to running her namesake boutique on 14th Street, she manages the co-op Trunk, peddles her wares at events across the country, and was asked to write Reconstructing Clothes for Dummies (For Dummies, 2007). Read more »

Holiday Guide 2008: Pumpkin and pie

Modern desserts and delights for the hungry and historically minded
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For most of us, pumpkin pie is as much an integral part of Thanksgiving as turkey and stuffing. It's been that way since the beginning, when pilgrims included pumpkin-based delights in their harvest meal.

But early versions of the dessert were much harder to come by than our canned-puree (or Marie Callender's) variety. The original New Englanders used pumpkins from the American Indians' harvest, of which they received a large share after arriving in Plymouth, Mass., in 1620. Read more »

Shift happens

Will 2012 bring the end of the world as we know it?
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Since the beginning of the presidential campaign, Americans have been bombarded with one big concept summed up in one little word: change.

It was Barack Obama's slogan from day one and represented many people's hope for the future, an idea that so appeals to beleaguered Americans that the Republicans eventually adopted it as well. Read more »

Feast: 8 great game-day bars

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As the nation kicks off another football season and gears up for baseball playoffs, San Franciscans may be wary of spending Saturday afternoons in ass-numbing bleachers or watching boozy out-of-towners roam the city in 49ers and Giants garb. But you don't have to rub up against the sweaty enthusiasts who paint their potbellies and holler like animals in the stands in order to enjoy a good game. Why not show your spirit in sports bars instead? Read more »

From parking to parks

Green City: The word about PARK(ing) Day is spreading to other Metropolitan areas
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GREEN CITY It's a typical San Francisco love affair: boy meets boy, they fall in love, and 18 years later, they get married. But not in City Hall, and not in a crowded banquet room with a dance floor and a DJ. Instead they wed in a 9-by-18-foot parking space in front of their home in the Lower Haight. No, they're not crazy. Just crazy in love — with each other, and with PARK(ing) Day. On Friday, Sept. Read more »