Geek chic isn’t just for kids going back to school — it’s a big trend in fashion and celebrity culture. Don’t be afraid to clash. Stripes, argyles, cable knits, vests, bow ties and glasses all have their place. Embrace your inner geek and you just might be très chic.
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The somber mood outside the San Francisco Apple store on Stockton Street wasn’t helped by the gray skies and the rain Thursday afternoon. People huddled together, pushing their iPhones and iPads through the crowd to document and add to the Steve Jobs memorial outside the store.
Apple announced the co-founder's death Wednesday night and remembered him as a "visionary and creative genius." The company announced no cause of death, but Jobs had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer seven years ago. He was 56. Read More
Litquake is to the literary world what South by Southwest is to the music industry or Sundance is to independent film: an overwhelming, exciting, boisterous week brimming with too much talent and too little time.Starting Friday, literati from far and wide will convene in San Francisco for more than 80 events crammed into one week. Some 850 authors are booked, including big names like James Ellroy, Anne Enright, Jeffrey Eugenides, Chelsea Handler, Ishmael Reed and Jane Smiley. Read More
Gotham Chopra is the co-author of “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power to Change the World,” with his father Deepak Chopra. At his Lit Crawl reading at Laszlo Bar, the first 20 revelers in superhero costume will receive a free drink, and the top three costumes will win a signed copy of the book. Read More
Adam Mansbach wrote the novels “Angry Black White Boy” and “The End of the Jews” and the bestselling parody “Go the F--- to Sleep.” He will read at “Lit Laughs: Satire, Parody, and Humor” during Lit Crawl on Oct. 15; he also appears with Lyrics Born at the Jewish Community Center on Sunday. Read More
Lit Crawl — Litquake’s closing-night session of 80 events in the Mission district — involves almost everyone on the Bay Area’s literary scene. On Oct. 15, in three sessions, the first beginning at 6 p.m., readers will enjoy a deliciously random array of literary entertainment. Here are just a few suggested events, by theme. For the full schedule, visit www.litcrawl.org. QUEER CRAWLRADAR Productions Read More
In 1923, a man strapped in a leather straitjacket was hoisted upside down and dangled outside The San Francisco Examiner offices at the Hearst Building on the corner of Third and Market streets, 100 feet above 30,000 people.In less than three minutes he wriggled free, to the uproarious applause of the crowd. The man was Harry Houdini, the date was March 19, and Oscar H. Fernbach, The Examiner reporter on duty, wrote: “For a moment he was motionless. Then a ripple seemed in play along his spine. A systematic rhythmic convulsion was going on inside that straitjacket.” Read More
There’s more to Fleet Week than the Blue Angels flying over The City. During this celebration of U.S. armed forces, dress up and buy a sailor a drink. Don’t forget to hit up local military surplus stores for affordable clothing options that may become wardrobe staples long after Fleet Week is over.
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There are always two good reasons to see Smuin Ballet. One is to see what resident choreographer Amy Seiwert has up her sleeve, and two is to see Erin Yarbrough-Stewart perform.At opening night of its 2011 fall season, Smuin Ballet, under direction of Celia Fushille, delivered both, with a potpourri from Michael Smuin’s oeuvre beginning the program. Read More
San Francisco may not have New York’s bustling fashion week and extravagant runway shows, but The City’s style savvy can count on getting their fall fashion fix at Macy’s annual Passport show. This year’s Glamorama, featuring musical appearances by Bruno Mars and Far East Movement, is at the Orpheum Theatre Friday, followed by a glitzy after-party at the Asian Art Museum. Read More
Two iconic San Francisco concert halls are abandoning Ticketmaster for a venue-owned ticketing operation, starting Sunday.The Warfield and Regency Ballroom, venues owned and operated by sports and entertainment presenter AEG, will begin using AEG’s new service, axs Ticketing. The service is designed to provide a better ticket-purchasing process.“It’s a more seamless experience for the consumer,” said Todd Sims, vice president of digital at AEG. “They can transact at The Warfield’s website without going to a middleman.” Read More
As Indian summer gets under way, have picnic and beach supplies at the ready so you don’t miss San Francisco’s best weather of the year.
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Mark Davis, the new chef director at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California, has been a culinary professional for more than 35 years. He is also an educator and an internationally renowned ice sculptor.
What excites you about your new appointment? I’ll have the ability to see some of my dreams for culinary education come true. I like to try and inspire faculty and students to go beyond their own expectations. Read More
Mark Davis, the new chef director of the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California, has been a culinary professional for more than 35 years. He is also an educator and an internationally renowned ice sculptor.
What excites you about your new appointment?
I’ll have the ability to see some of my dreams for culinary education come true. Read More
The professor of African history at San Francisco State University published the new graphic novel “Abina and the Important Men,” co-authored with South African illustrator Liz Clarke. The book is available at Book Passage, Green Apple and City Lights.How did you first discover Abina’s story? I was doing research in Ghana on 19th-century liberated slaves of West Africa. I stumbled upon a long testimony of a young woman who fought with the judge, defending the importance of her experience, and it captured me. Read More