Fractals: Bombay Bicycle Club Play the Fillmore
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Fractals: Bombay Bicycle Club Play the Fillmore

It’s the time of the year where you can get your Coachella fix without heading all the way to the blistering heat (or sand-streaked winds)…

Appealing Events: Rufus Wainwright at the Palace of Fine Arts
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Appealing Events: Rufus Wainwright at the Palace of Fine Arts

Rufus Wainwright has kept his focus on opera as of late, so it only makes sense that the singer-songwriter perform at the regal Palace of…

Weekend Watch: Only Lovers Left Alive, Transcendence, A Haunted House 2, The Railway Man, Heaven Is For Real
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Weekend Watch: Only Lovers Left Alive, Transcendence, A Haunted House 2, The Railway Man, Heaven Is For Real

Only Lovers Left Alive – Sundance Kabuki and Embarcadero Jim Jarmusch has made a vampire movie, and if you’re familiar with the works of Jim…

SFPD Is Poised To Bust Golden Gate Park Pot Smokers On 4/20
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SFPD Is Poised To Bust Golden Gate Park Pot Smokers On 4/20

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and city Supervisor London Breed today announced a crackdown on misbehavior during unofficial celebrations at Golden Gate Park Sunday…

Goodies by Anna: Caribbean Rum Cake
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Goodies by Anna: Caribbean Rum Cake

This Caribbean Rum Cake is moist, delicious and soaked in a whole lotta rum! The tender yellow cake base is infused with rum in the…

Missing Polish Paintings Discovered In Bay Area
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Missing Polish Paintings Discovered In Bay Area

FBI agents from San Francisco returned 75 paintings considered to be cultural artifacts and national treasures to Poland’s Ministry of Culture on Thursday following an…

Appealing TV: Community, Orphan Black, and Scandal
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Appealing TV: Community, Orphan Black, and Scandal

It is high time (HA HA HA) that History Channel or Discovery produce a documentary about the secret history of 4/20 complete with awful Sublime…

Weekend Watch: Rio 2, Draft Day, Cuban Fury, Dom Hemingway, Under the Skin
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Weekend Watch: Rio 2, Draft Day, Cuban Fury, Dom Hemingway, Under the Skin

Rio 2 – Everywhere I’m not sure why, but I was convinced there had been at least four movies in this animated franchise, but I…

Outside Lands Announces 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Jenny Lewis, Big Freedia
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Outside Lands Announces 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Jenny Lewis, Big Freedia

It looks like Kanye West must’ve signed a major contract with Superfly Presents because he’s now confirmed for both Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. Yeezus, Tom…

Appealing TV: Justified, Mad Men, and Nurse Jackie
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Appealing TV: Justified, Mad Men, and Nurse Jackie

Still reeling from the How I Met Your Mother Finale? We understand, we totally understand. That’ll show us not to get emotionally invested in anything…

Weekend Watch: Captain America, Frankie & Alice, Goodbye World, Nymphomaniac: Vol. 2
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Weekend Watch: Captain America, Frankie & Alice, Goodbye World, Nymphomaniac: Vol. 2

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Everywhere Let me take this moment to avoid the movie at hand and talk about a related topic: TV’s…

Appealing Events: Delta Rae at the Great American Music Hall
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Appealing Events: Delta Rae at the Great American Music Hall

Touring workhorses Delta Rae have been honing their sound since their breakout single “Bottom of the River” sent a collective chill down the spine of…

One Year After Fire, Marina Restaurant Castagna Prepares To Reopen
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One Year After Fire, Marina Restaurant Castagna Prepares To Reopen

A restaurant in San Francisco’s Marina District that was closed for more than a year because of an electrical fire is reopening by the end…

Appealing TV: How I Met Your Mother, Silicon Valley, and Game Of Thrones
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Appealing TV: How I Met Your Mother, Silicon Valley, and Game Of Thrones

We are coming up on the tail end of this television season! Much like spring, it brings with it a promise for renewals and returns….

Weekend Watch: Noah, Sabotage, Cesar Chavez, Cheap Thrills, Jodorowsky’s Dune, Ernest and Celestine
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Weekend Watch: Noah, Sabotage, Cesar Chavez, Cheap Thrills, Jodorowsky’s Dune, Ernest and Celestine

Noah – Everywhere When I first saw the posters for this, I was convinced it was a joke. Then I saw a trailer on TV,…

Fundraiser Sends, 49er, Senator, And Lou Seal Off The Top Of SF Skyscraper
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Fundraiser Sends, 49er, Senator, And Lou Seal Off The Top Of SF Skyscraper

A state senator, a San Francisco supervisor, a former 49ers football player—even the Giants mascot Lou Seal—jumped off a downtown hotel building this afternoon as…

Goodies by Anna: Raisinet Cookies
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Goodies by Anna: Raisinet Cookies

Back to my murder mystery recipes! This one is from the Devil’s Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke. These Chocolate Covered Raisin Cookies are baked…

SF Giants Ready For New Season: Baseball, Bobbleheads, And Bowling
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SF Giants Ready For New Season: Baseball, Bobbleheads, And Bowling

The San Francisco Giants outlined a variety of celebrations, promotions and special events for the upcoming season today at their annual media open house held…

Appealing Events: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Play the Fillmore
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Appealing Events: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Play the Fillmore

As her latest album suggests, Sharon Jones is ready to Give the People What They Want. Tracks were laid down for her LP right before…

Destroyed By Fire, West Portal Squat And Gobble Reopens Wednesday
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Destroyed By Fire, West Portal Squat And Gobble Reopens Wednesday

More than a year after a fire shut its doors, the Squat and Gobble restaurant in San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood will reopen Wednesday morning…

Four Loko Complains About Being Singled Out As They Say They’ll Stop Marketing To Kids
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Four Loko Complains About Being Singled Out As They Say They’ll Stop Marketing To Kids

Four Loko, a popular line of fruit-flavored alcoholic drinks, will voluntarily curb how it markets its beverages to underage drinkers due to the efforts of…

Out Into the World: Linda Perhacs Plays the Chapel
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Out Into the World: Linda Perhacs Plays the Chapel

Be it brand partnerships a la Lady Gaga’s selling-in or the more DIY home studio approaches of musical acts like Appeal favorite Galactic, whose latest…

Appealing TV: Psych, Enlisted, And The Walking Dead
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Appealing TV: Psych, Enlisted, And The Walking Dead

It’s cute of productivity experts to always smugly bemoan the billions (upon billions) of dollars of lost productivity that March Madness reportedly wreaks on the…

Appealing Events: Black Lips Play the Great American Music Hall
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Appealing Events: Black Lips Play the Great American Music Hall

Once known for their provocative live shows, Black Lips have matured into a garage rock band that’s as recognized for their music as they are…

Keeping it Fresh: Galactic Plays the Fillmore
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Keeping it Fresh: Galactic Plays the Fillmore

Now that winter’s over and the year is progressing at a far faster, sunnier pace, it’s a good time to take stock of things. This…