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LIT: Authors and SFBG talk saving the earth

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by Amanda Witherell

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Yes, even careless placement of renewable energy is hurting the land -- addressed in chapter five. Read more »

The age of antiquarian: Lennon, Hemingway, and more

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By Laura Peach

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A few years ago, single and sullen on a rainy Valentines Day, I was moping past the library on my way back to my apartment. A sandwich board sign for the “Book Lovers Library Discard Sale” caught my eye and enticed me inside. A small, closetish room on the first floor was bursting with books soon to be orphaned from the library shelves. Read more »

Local Artist of the Week

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LOCAL ARTIST Wayne Smith

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BIO Wayne Smith is a visual and sound artist who lives and works in San Francisco. He received a BA in painting and MA in sculpture from San Jose State University. His work in a variety of media, including drawing, installation, and video, has been shown locally and nationally. Read more »

The Blender: What we've been eating

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Total holiday comfort food coma on the Guardian staff menu last week:

(1) White trash Bundt cake and Martha Stewart roast beef

(2) Meat pie

(3) Domaine De Canton ginger liqueur

(4) Yule log cake

(5) Dungeness crab and single malt Scotch

The Mix: What we've been up to

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The Guardian staff got frisky -- and predictably hungover last week:

(1) Breakfast of Champions on New Year's Day

(2) The Music Library, Jonny Trunk (Fuel Publishing)

(3) Scoping hot bears at the Lone Star Saloon

(4) Y: The Last Man (DC/Vertigo) comics binge

(5) Snorbot

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Street Threads by night: What are you wearing?

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Limor, 24th Street and Castro

Guardian photog Ariel Soto continues her quest for San Francisco's best street togs -- this time with an spotlit eye on eveningwear

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The Mix: What we've been up to

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The Guardian staff's weekly list of recent raves:

(1) Ice skating at Justin Herman Plaza

(2) Live classical music, Revolution Cafe

(3) Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog — even better the second time!

(4) Midnight mass, Christmas Eve, Mission Dolores

(5) Braving the crowds for insane deals at Macy's

The Blender: What we've been eating

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The Guardian staff was fork-deep in comforting goodies this week:

(1) Wild grouper with mashed sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts, Derek's, Pasadena

(2) Potato latkes with applesauce, cornbread fig and prosciutto stuffing muffins, and mushroom turnovers

(3) Red Breast 12-year-old Irish whiskey and Woodford Reserve bourbon

(4) New Hampshire rolls (bacon, bacon, bacon), Wasabi, Oakland

(5) Empanadas on the street in Chile

A Tom and Jerry Christmas: It's hard out there for a Grinch

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By Justin Juul

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Oh yes, it's all real

Can we all just take a minute and stop pretending that the holidays are fun? I mean sure, there are more opportunities to drink before nightfall, and sure, we’ll probably all get new iPhones. But come on! Christmas is like the most annoying time of the year. Not only do we have to spend cash on other people, but we also have to donate an incalculable amount of our free time to activities we’d normally avoid. Read more »