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Perfect Harmony
Andrew Gilbert | June 4, 2019


Vocalist Branden James and cellist James Clark might look like they stepped right off of a gay wedding cake, but their effortless glamour and exquisite music didn’t emerge fully...

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Uptown Brown
Josh Sens and Abby Tegnelia | June 3, 2019


Brown Sugar Kitchen
The Shake Shack of soul food? Brown Sugar Kitchen chef and owner Tanya Holland says that’s the ambition for her beloved restaurant, which...

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Being There
Leilani Marie Labong | May 31, 2019


With the skill of an improvisational jazz musician, Eva Hagberg Fisher composes a harrowing, heartfelt tale about sickness and health, richer and poorer, better or worse—pillars of vows that often go unspoken between...

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Wiggle Room
Sarah Bray | May 28, 2019


When painter-sculptor-designer Hans Hopfer designed the Mah Jong modular sofa for Roche Bobois in 1971, it was revolutionary. The first-of-its-kind furniture piece allowed for total freedom of function and form, but its versatility stopped at the...

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Andrew Gilbert | May 28, 2019


Like many a lesbian of her generation, the Emmy Award-nominee documentary filmmaker Vivian Kleiman followed Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, throughout much of its...

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A Breed Apart
Josh Sens | May 24, 2019


On a drizzly spring evening in the Design District, I was sitting at the chef’s counter at Niku Steakhouse, sipping sake, gnawing on a strip of boutique beef jerky and soaking up a...

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Soba Ichi
San Francisco editors | May 24, 2019


Here’s a question: Why is ramen a local fetish while its buckwheat cousin, soba, has been overlooked, relegated to a role as packaged dry good or a limp bento-box side dish? The answer lies, in part, with ramen’s...

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Sexual Evolution
Melissa Fondakowski | May 23, 2019


Long before safe words were ubiquitous enough to be a punchline on Portlandia, the Center for Sex & Culture, co-founded by pioneering San Francisco sex education expert Carol Queen, PhD, and her...

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More Than Meets the Eye
Leilani Marie Labong | May 22, 2019


This month, Berkeley artist Masako Miki will install several sculptures from her Shapeshifters series at SF Design Week Hub on Pier 27 June 20 and 21. The installation’s signature pieces,...

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Sweet Spot
Jeanne Cooper | May 22, 2019


There’s a buzz around Bernardus Lodge & Spa in bucolic Carmel Valley, and it’s not just because Bay Area executives have discovered the casually elegant resort provides a...

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Personal Space
Robert Sokol | May 21, 2019


Stephanie Weisman thinks being 30 and solo is a cause for celebration. No, it’s not her birthday, but The Marsh, the performance enclave she founded, is celebrating three decades of monologue artistry this year. Weisman...

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The Rainbow Warrior
David Lewis | May 19, 2019


It was 1978, and Harvey Milk was looking for a powerful symbol to celebrate the burgeoning LGBTQ movement—an emblem that would officially announce a new gay nation. There was only one person for the San...

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