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Music, All Shook Down UK Post-Punkers, Shopping, Are The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

UK Post-Punkers, Shopping, Are The Best Band You've Never Heard Of

Who said punk music isn't for dancing? Certainly not the members of UK trio Shopping, because, well, that's exactly what their fast-paced, bass-heavy music is meant for.  Formed in 2012, the band released its debut album, Consumer Complaints, last…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Wallflower: A Quirky Boutique with a Vintage Twist

Wallflower: A Quirky Boutique with a Vintage Twist

In many ways, Wallflower reflects the boho-chic style frequently seen in San Francisco street style and interiors. Everything from sustainable candles to hand-painted backpacks fill the shelves and display cases in the boutique. More treasures await curious shoppers on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Storage Takes On New Meaning with Aether SF

Tourism for Locals: Storage Takes On New Meaning with Aether SF

Although it appears the really, really cold days of winter are winding down, every San Franciscan needs to invest in a warm coat, when our beloved, worn-out SF State or 49er hoodies can't handle it anymore. So it's time…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Is out in Force During Black Friday

SFPD Is out in Force During Black Friday

You already know that city streets will be bursting with traffic this Black Friday, but what you probably didn't know was that the cops would be out in force, too.Motorcycle cops will be cruising the streets making the city safe for…
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News, The Snitch Black Friday: Here Are Some Apps to Help Brave Consumers Navigate San Francisco

Black Friday: Here Are Some Apps to Help Brave Consumers Navigate San Francisco

Black Friday, a true American holiday, is quickly approaching, which means countless obnoxious consumers with credit cards will make their way to Union Square to get their hands on the best deals.The only thing that could make this experience less…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Will Have the Worst Thanksgiving Traffic in the Nation

San Francisco Will Have the Worst Thanksgiving Traffic in the Nation

Brace yourself ... again. After surviving Critical Mass, Fleet Week, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, and of course the Giants' World Series celebration on top of your daily commute, city streets will once again be packed with one too many…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Don't Panic: We've Planned the Busiest Weekend Ever For You

Don't Panic: We've Planned the Busiest Weekend Ever For You

For a city that prides itself on being a cultural epicenter, we sure freak out when there's more than one big event happening in a weekend. The San Francisco Calendar Crisis of 2012 has reached such epic proportions that Mayor…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Fashion's Night Out, and Other Events to Tide You Over During NYFW

Fashion's Night Out, and Other Events to Tide You Over During NYFW

For most of the year, San Francisco feels like a big city. There's so much to do, and so many people, that the city seems bustling and important. But every once in a while, I get this niggling feeling that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Bold Italic Pops Up at Voyager, Cuteness Abounds

The Bold Italic Pops Up at Voyager, Cuteness Abounds

Local online magazine The Bold Italic has always aimed to be more than just another news source. The publication was designed by the Embarcadero's idea machine, IDEO, which prides itself on innovative reconstruction of just about anything, be it journalism,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Local Designer Launches Debut Collection with Anthropologie

Local Designer Launches Debut Collection with Anthropologie

When local multi-media artist Mia Christopher received an email asking if she'd like to collaborate on designs for nationwide women's retailer Anthropologie, she thought it was a prank. But no one was messing with her. She was being invited to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Street Fashion: Pink Is the New Black

S.F. Street Fashion: Pink Is the New Black

I've been attempting to clean out my closet lately -- attempting, but not having much success. I have dresses that I've been carting around from apartment to apartment since high school; they don't fit or are simply outdated. Still,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Street Fashion: On the Road

S.F. Street Fashion: On the Road

Christina Ruiz always hoped to become an entrepreneur. But after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, she started working as a buyer for Macy's. "I needed to support my fashion habit," she jokes. Now, Ruiz can take…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Undie Party: What Kind of Pictures Are Worth $1,000 in Clothes?

S.F. Undie Party: What Kind of Pictures Are Worth $1,000 in Clothes?

In case you missed it, there was a giant crowd of people in their underwear downtown on Friday. It's not like we don't experience this often -- between No Pants Day on BART, Lovefest, Folsom Street Fair, Pride, and so…
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Dining, SFoodie Best Practices for Shopping High at Costco

Best Practices for Shopping High at Costco

Like complaining about people on welfare while collecting unemployment yourself, eating 99-cent double-bacon cheeseburgers while voting down health care, shopping at Costco is one of our God-Given Rights in the country where it's easier to buy bullets than wine. The…
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Dining, SFoodie This is Why Everyone Shopping at Trader Joe's Hates You

This is Why Everyone Shopping at Trader Joe's Hates You

Once an annual pre-Burning Man stop for cheap vodka, Cabernet, and Trek Mix, Trader Joe's is now a weekly essential ― seriously, who can survive without Mandarin orange chicken, chocolate-covered espresso beans, or processed enchiladas? But guess what: While you're…
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Dining, SFoodie Best Practices: How to Shop at Rainbow Grocery

Best Practices: How to Shop at Rainbow Grocery

Wait -- do you really want to do this? Trader Joes, Safeway, and Whole Foods are all within a mile. Heck, Costco is around the block. So is Foods Co. We shopped Safeway for years before we realized that Foods…
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Dining, SFoodie Mitsuwa's Japanese Food Fair Starts Today in San Jose. We Call Shotgun

Mitsuwa's Japanese Food Fair Starts Today in San Jose. We Call Shotgun

The Japanese Gourmet Foods Fair, aka Umaimono Gourmet Fair (umaimono means "yummy stuff") kicks off today at Mitsuwa Marketplace in San Jose. It ends June 6. The annual event is part of a series of four-day weekend festivals promoting seasonal…
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Dining, SFoodie Nong Shim's Shin Ramyun, a Better Instant Ramen

Nong Shim's Shin Ramyun, a Better Instant Ramen

Last month at May Wah Supermarket, we found a new instant spicy ramen: Nong Shim's Shin Ramyun (89 cents each, or a five-pack for $3.99). We were so impressed by this spicy flavor that we later rushed to Pacific Supermarket…
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Dining, SFoodie Looks Like a Good Year for Morels

Looks Like a Good Year for Morels

Morel mushroom season has officially started, according to Ian Garrone of Far West Fungi in the Ferry Building. Spring has sprung and so have these tasty forest dwellers. Mushroom pickers are now busy hunting for this highly coveted delicacy that…
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Dining, SFoodie Thursday's Underground Farmers' Market Promises a Taste of the Wild and the Crafty

Thursday's Underground Farmers' Market Promises a Taste of the Wild and the Crafty

Looks like Thursday's Underground Farmers' Market finally has a venue, a private residence in the Mission at 2755 Bryant (at 26th St.). Earlier this month, we reported that Iso Rabins of forageSF was trying to organize the city's first-ever local…
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