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W. Kamau Bell did first Obama joke on Comedy Central, 'Bell' keeps on keepin' on

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Oh, hey -- if you're not quite at the point where you need our priceless Hard Times Handbook -- or if you've been hungrily saving up your scratch, just itching to try out some high-endish dining joints like Absinthe, Read more »

Burning Man Ticket Clusterfuck 2009

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Photo of last year's tickets by m.klynstra.

By Steven T. Jones

Burning Man tickets went on sale today at 10 a.m. Read more »

The changing face of Polk Street, pictured

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By Johnny Ray Huston

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Good things come in twos, so after writing about it last week, Blaine Dixon's new book, Polk Gulch (Blurb, 144 pages, $44.95), is appearing in the Intro twice in a row. Why? It's a perfect match for "Polk Street: Lives in Translation," a new audiovisual exhibit at the GLBT Historical Society. Read more »

Local Artist of the Week

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LOCAL ARTIST David Young

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BIO A San Francisco resident for just over five years, David Young draws inspiration from postapocalyptic films, punk music, street art, graphic novels, and war photography to present a damaged and hostile vision of SF and its place in America. Read more »

The Blender: What we've been eating

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The Guardian staff got a little fancy with their vittles ....

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(1) Lobster mac 'n' cheese, First Crush, SF

(2) Giant 47 Pound Rooster Pinot Noir

(3) Home fries with white truffle oil

(4) Mashed cauliflower "potatoes"

(5) The Gypsy cocktail, Gitane, SF

The Mix: What we've been up to

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The Guardian staff got rangy this week:

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(1) Watching Notorious, then having a Notorious B.I.G. YouTube party

(2) Fantasy house-hunting, Pacific Heights

(3) Hiking through Muir Woods

(4) Matt and Kim, Grand (Fader)

(5) Brass Tax renegade at Pier 30

Parea: Wine, friends, and a burrito afterwards?

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By Sarah C. Jimenez

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Paréa, meaning a friend or family gathering in Greek, first came to my attention through my bar manager, who’s been raving incessantly about its small plates and organic ingredients. Hitting up the spot with my own paréa, I found that the one (and only) thing I had to rave about this place is their expensive—I mean extensive—wine list, featuring an incredible selection of high-end wines. Read more »

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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SFBG photog Ariel Soto scoops SF street fashion. See the previous Look of the Day here.

Today's Look: Joseph, Bartlett and 24th St.

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Tell us about your look: "I get my clothes at thrift shops and from free boxes on the street. My favorite thrift shop is Thrift Town."

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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SFBG photog Ariel Soto scoops SF street fashion. See the previous Look of the Day here.

Today's Look: Hanna, Valencia and 21st St.

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Tell us about your look: "I'm all about color."