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Street Threads: What the heck are you wearing?

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SFBG photog Ariel Soto hits the streets each week to scope out SF's best looks. Read more »

The Larder: Summer in a jar

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SFBG's Diana Dunkelberger gets the scoop on yummy local edibles

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With whimsical, childlike labels, and playful names like "ridiculously raspberry jam," "a smokin' hot apricot jam," and "grrr! wild olallieberry jam," each jar of cmbsweets jam is a small-scale expression of happiness. Read more »

Style on a Dime: Rent a dress at the "socialist boutique"

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SFBG's Laura Peach checks out local fashion you can afford.

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Ever wake up, open your closet and just hate everything in it? You try on a dozen different outfits, but nothing seems to work. As your desperation grows with the pile of discards, you finally pick up the phone and call your best friend to see if you can borrow her emerald green dress. That is, assuming your best friend is your size and also lives down the street. Read more »

Hopping onto the Marina's yoga Pad

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By Juliette Tang

Getting into the opening of the The Pad, a new yoga studio in the Marina, felt more like trying to get into a club than a wellness center. First of all, there was a doorman. Second of all, he almost didn't let me in. "Who here do you know?" he asked me, scanning his clipboard. I stood on the green carpet (hah) haggling with him for a minute, before finally dropping "San Francisco Bay Guardian," at which point I was quickly ushered inside. Read more »

"Wendy and Lucy" and Kelly

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By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

Ficks interviews Kelly Reichardt, director of Wendy and Lucy, which opens in the Bay Area Fri/30. (For Guardian reviewer Lynn Rapoport's take on the film, go here.)

San Francisco Bay Guardian: Why are all the hipsters moving to Portland? They heard there were no jobs.  

Kelly Reichardt: That's a good one. It's actually not even a joke. Did you know 66,000 people moved to Portland last year? We (filmmakers) Todd Haynes, Gus (Van Sant), myself, we're all ruining it for Portland by making films there.

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Sun/Slam dance-off

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By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

Midnites for Maniacs programmer and Academy of Art University film history teacher Ficks tallies up his favorites from Sundance and Slamdance 2009.

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(1) Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire - directed by Lee Daniels
Not to be confused with the upcoming Dakota Fanning film of the same name, this gut-wrenching adaptation of the struggles of Precious, an overweight, illiterate 16-year-old, Read more »

Local Artist of the Week

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LOCAL ARTIST Brian Wasson

TITLE Honey (digital c-print, 30 by 24 inches, edition of five)

STORY "Start every day with a mile and get it over with." — W.C. Fields

BIO Brian Wasson became an Eagle Scout in 1992. He received his MA from Arkansas State University in 2002 and his MFA at San Francisco Art Institute in 2004. Read more »

Sales Alert: Free treats and top threads

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By Juliette Tang

What: One of our favorite fashion co-op boutiques, The Mission Statement, will be slashing 20-40% off all merchandise.

When: This Friday only, January 30, from 6PM to 10PM.

Where: 3458 18th Street, between Mission and Valencia.

Perks: The designers will be there on Friday to chat with shoppers, and complementary homemade treats and hot mulled wine will be offered to add some spice to your shopping experience.

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SF Ballet goes, er, gay

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By Marke B.

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Throw them poak chops, girl!

Yes, I am a fan of the dance. Read more »

Raw latex and monkey cats: Thailand island pics

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This is part three of SFBG photog Ariel Soto's travel pic essay of her trip to Thailand and Laos. View her Bangkok pics here, and her Laos pics here. Read more »