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George Heymont

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Accentuate the Positive

George Heymont | October 1, 2012 | Arts
A collection of shorts from this year's San Francisco International Film Festival demonstrates what can happen when people steer their thoughts in a positive, rather than negative direction.
David Duran

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Bacon, San Francisco and Loni Love

David Duran | October 1, 2012 | San Francisco
Comedian and actress Loni Love has brought audiences into hysterics with her witty satire and hilarious stand-up. I've seen her perform and even her short sets keep everyone wanting more.
Carly Schwartz

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Claudia Bicen Portraits: Local Artist Brings Her Canvas To Life (PHOTOS)

Carly Schwartz | October 1, 2012 | San Francisco
Every once in a while, an artist comes along that makes you pause and reevaluate the power of human talent. My neighbor, Haight Ashbury portraiteer Claudia Bicen, falls into that category. Her collection of local faces, created entirely out of pastel, is so life-like that viewers can't help...
Vanessa Pinto

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Continually Seducing Consent: ForteFemme by Midori

Vanessa Pinto | October 1, 2012 | San Francisco
When I began to learn about BDSM, I was fascinated with the image of what I perceived to be a dominatrix. What kind of person derives pleasure from the pain of another, whether physical or mental?
Jennifer Raiser

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Lexus Rolls Out the Cars and Stars

Jennifer Raiser | October 1, 2012 | San Francisco
The cars and stars shone brightly on a balmy San Francisco evening, as the top deck of the Metreon became the lavish location for Japanese automaker Lexus to introduce its new line.
Megan Berry

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Comparing New York and San Francisco Tech Scenes

Megan Berry | October 1, 2012 | Technology
There's been much ado about the NYC tech scene lately -- how it's heating up and it's increasing allure for startups. Having recently moved from San Francisco to New York in the midst of this debate, I can't help chiming in myself.
Martin J. Blank

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Some Kids Need More to Get the Same Result

Martin J. Blank | October 1, 2012 | Education
I recently heard a story that explains why the community schools model -- a reform approach I've been touting for about twenty years now -- is so effective at helping children succeed in the classroom.
Carla Escoda

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Storming the Citadel: The Women Choreographers

Carla Escoda | October 1, 2012 | Culture
A tiny company of eight dancers is making a bid to corner the market in female ballet choreographers, employing 20 percent of the world supply for their upcoming performances. That the actual number of choreographers represented is only three should surprise no one familiar with the ballet world, in which women dominate as dancers but not as dance-makers.
Mary Hall

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Technology and Fashion Meet to Bring the World of Jean Paul Gaultier to Life

Mary Hall | October 1, 2012 | Style
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk will be on display at San Francisco's DeYoung Museum until August 19th. Put this exhibit on your list.
MeiMei Fox

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The Life Out Loud: The $29,000 Birthday Swim

MeiMei Fox | October 1, 2012 | Impact
To celebrate her 29th birthday, San Francisco resident, storyteller, landscape architect, urban designer, writer, athlete and born risk-taker Sarah Peck has thrown down the gauntlet.
Michelle Poveda

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Latest Cocktail Trend: Cocktails on Tap

Michelle Poveda | October 1, 2012 | Food
Beer on tap and now... cocktails? Yup, it's true. With the craft cocktail movement in full swing and everyone looking for the coolest, newest way to market alcoholic beverages, this is the latest trend to hit the bar scene. So who's doing it and how does it work?
Philip P. Choy

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San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture: An Excerpt

Philip P. Choy | October 1, 2012 | San Francisco
The arrival of the Chinese in the United States toward the end of the 1840s was part of an intricate political and economic relationship between Asia and America. San Francisco became the main point of entry for Chinese immigrants.
Erik Eliason

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Turning Vacant Spaces Into Vibrant Squares With Pop Up Shops

Erik Eliason | October 1, 2012 | Business
In San Francisco, the pop up shop movement is filling vacant spaces and empowering makers to sell their wares.