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Pics: SantaCon ho-ho-hos through the city

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By Ariel Soto

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Tis the season to be jolly and this past weekend Santa popped up all over San Francisco to celebrate all that is red, white and green. There were three groups of Santas who gathered in different spots throughout the City. Read more »

Wow: Kevin Killian on Tab, Arthur Russell, and Deaf Women of Canada

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By Brandon Bussolini

Kevin Killian is an inveterate and unapologetic collaborator: even when writing solo, there's always another presence. Whether he ventriloquizes through this other, or assimilates or deconstructs it is the reader's call, and it's a difficult one to make. The poems in Killian's most recent book of poetry, Action Kylie (In Girum Imus Nocte et Consumimur Igni, 128 pages, $15) are places where T.S. Eliot's cats LOL, Antonio Banderas anagrams to "no brains on a date," and Kylie Minogue's derivativeness is more compelling than genius. Read more »

Mustaches (for Kids) abound in San Francisco

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By Steven T. Jones

Does it seem there are more mustaches than usual in San Francisco? There are. Read more »

Mwa ha ha!: Chip Kidd on Batman’s adventures in Japan

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By Louis Peitzman

There's a good chance you own a piece of Chip Kidd's artwork, whether or not you're aware of it. The New York-based graphic designer is a prolific producer of book cover art, drafting an average of 75 jacket designs a year. He's also a huge comic book fan, and has written and edited works including 2004's The Golden Age of DC Comics and this year's Watching the Watchmen. Read more »

Shopping: Where to get the goods tonight

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By Chloe Schildhause

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Bubble baubles from CC Rider

Everyone should be extremely stressed at the moment. You only have 14 more shopping days until Christmas, a mere 10 until Chanukah, and 20 more until my birthday. You’re running out of time! Read more »

Pop-up stores: Storeroom and Gimme Shoes/AB Fits

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Temp space, the final frontier: Storeroom.

A brainwave from Shopping Spy, who is still kicking herself for neglecting that Comme des Garcons Guerilla Store in Reykjavik a few years back: temporary storefronts are just the ticket for the new bad economy. A low commitment way to instill a sense of urgency in shoppers. Read more »

Gift List #5: Where to shop for the holidays

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To help with the holiday hullaballoo, the SFBG staff is revealing -- at last! -- its secret shopping secrets, to perhaps give you some gift inspiration. In this installment: Culture Editor Molly Freedenberg’s gift-giving delights. Read more »

Gift List #4: Where to shop for the holidays

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To help with the holiday hullaballoo, the SFBG staff is revealing -- at last! -- its secret shopping secrets, to perhaps give you some gift inspiration. In this installment: Staff Writer Amanda Witherell's little giving pleasures. Read more »

Gift List #3: Where to shop for the holidays

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To help with the holiday hullaballoo, the SFBG staff is revealing -- at last! -- its secret shopping secrets, to perhaps give you some gift inspiration. In this installment: Senior Arts and Entertainment Editor Kimberly Chun's adorable-minded giving pleasures. Read more »

Street Threads: What the heck are you wearing?

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Guardian photographer Ariel Soto continues her quest to capture the chilly San Francisco streetwear moment.

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Kat, Dolores Park

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Najine and Sori, 24th St. Read more »