Two of the Appeal’s accomplished contributors have exciting things going on this week, you should definitely check out both of them:


Photo: I live here: SF

Tonight, Beth Spotswood is celebrating her “Soberversary” (that is, the one-year anniversary of her sobriety) at Rye from 6-9 tonight. Rumor has it that she’ll be reading a selection from her upcoming memoir at around 7, and Brock and I have already agreed that every time we want to burst into proud, happy tears, we’re going to do a shot. So we expect to be shitfaced by 7:05! She encourages all of you to attend, as do we.


Photo: Violet Blue

Tuesday, another Appeal contrib, Violet Blue, will be appearing on Oprah. Check your local listings (if you have Comcast in SF, it’s on channel 7 at 4 PM) and set your DVRs to see Violet talk about “why more and more women are looking at pornography.” And we said, “appearing,” not “skyping in.” VB is there, in person, with the big O! Suck it, Gate commenters.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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