Pixel Vision

Lit: What about Iraqi women?

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By Marke B.

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To a slightly lesser extent than the invasion of Afghanistan -- where Taliban assholes are still spraying young girls' faces with acid -- the occupation of Iraq was touted as a women's liberation project. Read more »

Romantically delicious: Le P'tit Laurent

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SFBG TV goes to Le P'tit Laurent restaurant in Glen Park. Video slideshow by Ariel Soto

Commercial politics: Yes we can!

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It's something like an Obamanenon, the way his campaign catchphrases have infiltrated the wholly commercial realm quicker than you can say, "Yes we can!"

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We all know the most obvious instance, the fusion of Pepsi and Obama. Perhaps he triggered it by adopting a remarkably similar campaign symbol:

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But Pepsi is determined to consume him -- and us. Read more »

Blog Love: Hot dads online now!

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Juliette Tang shouts out to local bloggers. Read her last installment here.

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There is a particular breed of San Franciscan male who is sensitive, nurturing, and never gets tired of communicating. I know what you're thinking. What's his phone number and why haven't you met him yet? You haven't met him because he's at home, sitting in front of the computer, and taking care of the kids. Read more »

Up the wall: "Bay Area Graffiti" transcends urban scrawl

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By Juliette Tang

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There is some seriously beautiful graffiti in the Bay Area, along with some unbelievably atrocious scribbling as well. Read more »

Local Artist of the Week: Josh Hagler

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LOCAL ARTIST Josh Hagler

TITLE Golgotha (72 by 108 inches, oil on canvas)

BIO Josh Hagler has exhibited artwork in galleries in London, Toronto, New York City, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area. He is the recipient of the Wildgift Movement Grant. Read more »

Objects of Obsession: Special V-Day treats for your sweet

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SFBG's Laura Peach rounds up local items and experiences to die for

Valentine’s Day gift giving can be tricky. You need to choose something that's romantic and significant, yet appropriate for your relationship status and your budget. These special treats for your Valentine sweet are sure to please.

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Just before V-Day, slip on a rubber ...

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By Juliette Tang

.... placemat, at Branch:

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If your special Valentine is the type of person who likes getting a desk or a side table for Valentine's Day, it would behoove you to know that Branch, an online furniture store specializing in sustainable, eco-friendly modern furniture, is having a Valentine's Day sale. Read more »

Girls Rock! on DVD

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By Natalie Gregory

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In the 90’s, there were girls who rocked. Kim Deal, Courtney Love, the girl from White Zombie. I didn’t realize it at the time, but these women were an inspiration. They still are; a big fat middle finger to anybody who says girls can’t rock out and rock hard. This is a big theme in the insightful documentary Girls Rock!: girls today have some pretty commercialized, f&*%#d up role models. Read more »

Eco-Boutique of the Week: Wildlife Works gets it all the way

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SFBG's Juliette Tang peeps the best eco-friendly products and boutiques.

It seems that the biggest trend in fashion these days isn't the ankle boot, the harem pant, or the high-waisted jean, but the color green. Everything is being dyed green lately, no? And by green I don't mean the color of that pretty John Galliano dress. Read more »