Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Where to get laid

....and love and learn and share during Folsom Street Fair week

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culture@sfbg.com

SEX 2012 It's time for some real sex in the city, dear friends, and as usual San Francisco is whipping and chaining things into a frenzy. Here are some select events (including the great Folsom Street Fair itself, which has some great music this year) to get you in the sling of things.

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1,2,3, kinky

SEX ISSUE: New guide to BDSM community is a great primer for SF sex's high season

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caitlin@sfbg.com

SEX 2012 For youse who are considering dipping toes into a pool of liquid latex this weekend, Mollena Williams, co-author of Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities (Greenery Press, 312pp, $19.95) and long time player on the Bay Area BSDM scene, has a clarifying statement about making Folsom Street Fair your first kinky sex event.Read more »

An 'A' in XXX

SEX ISSUE: Latex ballers, leather mamas, retro porn posters, erotic art, sex-positive parenting -- our local sex turn-ons in 2012

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SEX 2012 More swinging, less worrying over swing states. While Obama versus Romney rages, stupidly all around us, here we busy ourselves with what's sexy. Books, art, porn stars, leather mamas — here's some of our favorite sex spots in the Bay, today.

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A studied approach

Donald Abrams started examining cannabis at SF General in 1992 -- and thinks the cure to Prohibition lies elsewhere

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caitlin@sfbg.com

HERBWISE In 1992, Donald Abrams was in an Amsterdam hotel room watching the arrest of a volunteer at his hospital, SF General, on TV. 73-year old Mary Jane "Brownie Mary" Rathburn was being taken to jail for providing AIDS patients with THC-infused pastries.Read more »

Central Market Guide*

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CounterPULSE
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PR problems

Some neighbors are bummed that a new pot club is coming to Mission Street, but does their reasoning make sense?

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caitlin@sfbg.com

HERBWISE Though I'll admit the waves of federally-mandated dispensary closures that have washed over the Bay in recent months make it hard to keep in mind, I can't shake the feeling that the key to legalization is not burning effigies of US Attorney Melinda Haag and harassing Barack Obama when he comes to town. Though those things can be fun.

These nonsensical days of the government blocking our access to cannabis will only stop when regular old citizens realize that the War on Drugs is not making them any safer.Read more »

Talk about chaos

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: Burning Man wrestles with doom

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steve@sfbg.com

FALL ARTS Is this the last Burning Man? After 26 years of resiliently expanding on the vast canvas of Nevada's Black Rock Desert, and reaching what is arguably the pinnacle of its popularity and artistic innovation, the answer is: Probably not.Read more »

Drug peace

Strange times call for strange measures: an interview with author Doug Fine

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HERBWISE Author Doug Fine's last book, Farewell My Subaru, is about the year he moved to a secluded New Mexico farm and attempted to live without petroleum. He's just as creative about advocating against the War on Drugs as is his against fossil fuel dependency -- for his new book Too High To Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution Fine spent a cannabis season living in a Mendocino grow town. Read more »

Preaching denim

At Holy Stitch, young people get sew motivated

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caitlin@sfbg.com

CAREERS AND ED News that another coffee shop has opened in Mid-Market may not send happy vibes thrumming down your spinal cord, but that's because you haven't gotten a chance to hang out in Trailhead (1100 Market, SF), the community-oriented pop-up cafe that houses Holy Stitch. It's a bright spot amid the Twitter-fueled frenzy, if you're into the creativity of young people, or even just really beautiful clothes.Read more »

Let it learn

What's fresh in Bay education, from pot activism 101 to design degrees

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