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Amour Vert brings its eco-friendly designs to Hayes Valley

"Paris Chic, Cali Cool.” That’s the tagline behind the eco-friendly clothing brand Amour Vert. Usually, the people who refer to California as “Cali" are non-natives....

Good green: Lessons from the 4th annual SF Green Film Festival

I can count on my two hands the days it’s rained in San Francisco this year. You’d have to be living in a cave...

LA siren BANKS enchants The Independent

May 30, 2014
On Wednesday night at The Independent, a sold-out crowd anxiously awaits the mysterious creature known as BANKS. Cloaked in layers of black fabric that...

Wear no evil

An introduction to sustainable style

Thick as blood: Sibling duo Broods are the next kiwis on the rise

May 15, 2014
“Kiwis tend to hold back and be too humble. They don’t want to be over-confident, but I think people are starting to...

Photo Gallery: Street Style

Photographer Laura B. Childs scours streets for fierce, fun street style. 

Swing away — Urban Putt opens today!

After a sneak peek and a couple of delays, Urban Putt finally opens at 4pm today. The high concept mini-golf course, restaurant, and bar...

Curating the city

April 8, 2014

CAREERS + ED ISSUE: Gallery evictions signal a major shift in the art world, with the technology boom serving as the problem and its potential solution

London Grammar leads a vocal chord workout at The Independent

March 28, 2014
Five years ago, when Dan Rothman and Hannah Reid met online, they could hardly envision the musical acclaim that would come from a...

One Lorde to rule them all: An evening at the Fox with one seriously royal 17-year-old

March 27, 2014
I woke up this morning wondering if I could pull off an orange jumpsuit. I wasn’t contemplating how I would fare in a state...

“These stories are ours, too” — South Asian women’s collective celebrates a decade of ‘Yoni Ki Baat’

March 20, 2014
Growing up in San Francisco, I was never sheltered from sexuality. Whether it was the naked runners at Bay to Breakers or the same-sex...

I watched Rebelution next to Dusty Baker

February 27, 2014
“Put in this story that you watched Rebelution next to Dusty Baker,” said Dusty Baker. As I stood against the railing on the upper...

Sole-searching: get to know local shoe designers Freda Salvador

February 11, 2014
Freda is mysterious and anonymous. She walks the hills of San Francisco with purpose. Her style is classic, a bit androgynous, with flair for edginess....

Live Shots: WATERS is stormier than expected at Brick & Mortar

February 5, 2014
Live shows are an opportunity for musicians and music lovers to share an experience together. After all, you’re standing in the same room. Brick...

Live Shots: Yuck finds its voice at The Independent

January 30, 2014
“I remember the last time I was here the room was filled with the smell of weed,” said Yuck’s lead vocalist Max Bloom with...

Tee time: a peek inside Urban Putt, the Mission’s indoor mini-golf course

January 30, 2014
On the back wall of the main room of the old Victorian building at 1096 S. Van Ness is a sculpture of two creepy...