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The Sound of Shelter in Place: Mill Valley’s Unanimous and Ominous “Howl”

With shelter in place orders stretching on for nearly two months now, our days have blurred together into a vast expanse of Zoom calls, screens, scrolling, and a grab-bag of hobbies that assist in passing the time. For most of us, time as a concept has shifted; 11am just might be a perfectly acceptable hour […]

All Booked Up: San Francisco Booksellers Recommend Quarantine Literature

Around our city, the country, the entire world, there is a resounding sadness: our old lives lay dormant in the before. For the luckiest of us, shelter in place has still been a massive pill to swallow, leaving even the most fervent introverts feeling bitter and nostalgic. Sadly, no amount of puzzles, banana bread, or […]

On the Range: A Dinner with Outstanding in the Field

“We’ve never done one of these dinners inside a cloud before, so we’ll see how this goes.” With these words, Outstanding in the Field founder Jim Denevan kicks off one of the culminating dinners of the team’s fall 2019 season. He couldn’t be more spot on in his clever and charming personification of the evening’s […]

Art Inside Out: Inside/Outside at SFMOMA

A few weeks ago, an unusual art experiment took place; an evening of toying with the rules. It was at the SFMOMA, but the art practices being highlighted belonged to the museum staff rather than exhibiting or collection artists. My name is Laura Brunow Miner, and I’m the event designer who organized Inside Outside SFMOMA […]

Off the Menu: Tacubaya’s Desayuno Is A Staple

Tacubaya, the vibrant and well-loved taqueria nestled on 4th Street in Berkeley, has truly perfected their breakfast game. Amidst markets and shops and bookstores and boutiques, the hot-pink taco shop counterpart to the more elevated Doña Tomás has been a staple of the area for years. With Tacubaya’s new, larger digs and evolving menu, it’s […]

Michael Jang’s California: An Intimate Timeline of Photographs

Tucked away at the corner of 25th and Minnesota Street, the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts curates a multitude of art exhibitions in their impressive space. On deck this season is the work of Michael Jang, a longtime documentarian of California life, particularly that of San Francisco and its various subcultures. A student at California […]

From The Shore: “Signal” on Display at Treasure Island

Upon the unveiling of our beautiful, new Bay Bridge in 2013—with its string lights and palm tree adornments – the skeleton of the old, decrepit bridge waited in the background. Comprised of tons upon tons of steel, the disassembling of the bridge inspired artists and designers from all over the state to step in and […]

Snapshots from a San Francisco Skateboarder: In Conversation with James Ferrando

James Ferrando and I first meet at a neighborhood cafe in the Richmond—a space filled with warm wood tones and soft leather couches. Well, we plan to meet there. He is easily recognizable by his long curly hair and the skateboard resting under the table, and he is situated by the window, looking out onto […]

Epoque Evolution on Conscientious Fashion in San Francisco & Beyond

Epoque Evolution is the new sustainable brand in town changing the name of the sustainable game. Nancy Taylor and Hannah Franco, the women behind this new sustainable fashion brand are determined to provide consumers with chic sustainable clothing, but also along the way, educate fashion aficionados on the importance of sustainable fashion—a goal that is […]

The Nudge: Founder John Peterson Talks Taking Initiative and Actually Useful Technology 

When John Peterson decided to start The Nudge with his sister and co-founder Sarah over a year and a half ago, he began by mulling over a single self-introspection: “I have never really felt like technology has served me in the parts of my life that are most meaningful to me.” That’s a bit of […]

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