Molly Freedenberg

Pillow fight!

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By Molly Freedenberg

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Lesbians do it in bed.

It seems everyone has a pillow fight fantasy. For some, it's along the lines of the slumber party/adolescent masturbation material variety. For the brilliant cacophonists who started the annual Valentine's Day pillow fight in Justin Herman Plaza, it's more flash mob than skin flick. Read more »

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By Molly Freedenberg

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Photo (and shirt) by www.thinkgeek.com.

Thanks to my geeky roommate, I’ve discovered my favorite new time-waster: the Binary-to-Text translator.

And yes, it’s just what it sounds like it is. Read more »

Shop Local contest winner

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By Molly Freedenberg

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It’s finally time! We’re announcing the winner to our Shop Local contest, in which we challenged readers to send us stories about how they spent at least $100 at locally-owned and operated businesses during the 2008 holiday season. We received so many fantastic entries, we extended the deadline way beyond Christmas day. Read more »

Too slick for the Suicide Girls?

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By Molly Freedenberg

Speaking (still) of Suicide Girls, those lovely ladies of alt erotica have published a new book (Suicide Girls: Beauty Redefined, 2008). Read more »

Get in bed with the Suicide Girls

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By Molly Freedenberg

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All Benni wants for Valentine's Day is you ... and another tattoo.

The first Suicide Girls event I attended was a prom several years ago, before SGs became minor celebrities, appearing on Real Sex and in Dave Grohl's video and touring the country with Warped Tour or their own burlesque show. Read more »

Valentine's Day events

G-Spot: Sexy, sweet, and snarky ideas for singles and couples
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Click here to see all Valentine's Day listings on one page

PARTIES, EVENTS, AND BENEFITS

Black Valentine Masquerade Club Mighty, 119 Utah; www.mighty119.com. Feb. 13, 10pm-3am, $15. Read more »

Ask not what SF can do for you ...

Inauguration Issue: How progressives can participate in changing the city and world
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It's been a depressing decade for progressives. In fact, it seems our inability to fight the Bush administration and its misadventures in Iraq and elsewhere left us with the symptoms of a kind of collective Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: disillusioned, disappointed, and tired. That is, until Barack Obama's election woke us up with a little thing called Hope™.

Now that we have all this energy, though, where should we direct it? How, on an individual level, can we support the Obama administration in making real change? Read more »

Get class-y

CAREERS & ED: A selection of courses for kids-at-heart
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Want to take your career in a new direction? Increase the skills you already have? Use your unemployment check for something fun and educational? We've chosen just a handful of interesting classes to occupy your time and, perhaps, to serve as a more cost-effective (and beneficial) alternative to the massively expensive dinner-and-bar outing.

BHANGRA

This multilevel class teaches a modern version of the ancient harvest dance from the state of Punjab in northwestern India. Read more »

Confessions: DIY sex toys

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Discussion of VICE mag piece, plus what i used to use as a teen

It's never too late

Last-minute shopping ideas for the time-management impaired
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My dad was a fan of last-minute shopping. As in: he'd go to the mall on Christmas Eve an hour before closing and park in the red zone. Though it drove my mom crazy, it seemed to work for dad — thanks in equal parts to his ability to manage anxiety (he didn't seem to have any) and the one-stop-shop-iness of the mall experience.

But what if you've slacked on your shopping this year and you want to shop locally? Read more »