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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."

Photo Essay: 11th Annual Hip Hop DanceFest

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Photos and text by Ariel Soto

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For the 11th annual Hip Hop DanceFest on November 22, eleven dance troupes graced the stage at the Palace of Fine Arts. The dance companies hailed from California, South Korea, Norway, Canada, London, and New York, showcasing a diverse definition of what hip hop dance means today. There was some tap dancing, classical music, and Michael Jackson tributes. Read more »

Pecha Kucha: PowerPoint sprints for artists

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By Susan White

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Last month, an amalgamation of hipsters and art aficionados congregated at the Harlot Nightclub for a “hyperintellectual show-and-tell,” otherwise known as Pecha Kucha Night, a worldwide event created in Tokyo six years ago (and recently adapted for San Franc Read more »

Street Threads: Look of the Day

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Max, Broderick and Haight: "Dress differently."

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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.

Julia, Haight and Ashbury

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Tell us about your look: "I like the soldier look, boots and big buttons."

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