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Volume 45 Number 24

Appetite: Dark and lovely Weavers Coffee

Weaver’s Coffee: if you aren’t drinking it, you should be. Based in San Rafael, Weaver’s  has a chill, little shop serving and selling their...

Looking glass love

Abbas Kiarostami returns with a surreal take on Tuscan romance

Make waves

Stand up for your dance rights. Plus: Angela Bowie, Kingdom, Todd Terje, Hacienda, and Steam Punktrick's Day parties

Volume 45 Number 24 Flip-through Edition

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Sunshine superheroes

Our Freedom of Information Issue salutes the winners of the 2011 James Madison Awards

Fantastic fantasy

Dragon Age II is as elaborately polished and stage-managed as its predecessor was rough-hewn and idiosyncratic

Songs of flesh and faith

Revelations from Josh T. Pearson, last of the genuine country gentlemen

Dolphin double

Mi Ami shifts to aquatic two-piece dynamics on its new EP

Cult fiction

Introducing Taylor Stevens, your favorite new thriller author — whose own story has some twists

Touching from a distance

Song Dong's work at YBCA radiates an electric current of emotions

Xavier university

The young multi-talent chats up his latest film, Heartbeats


Melissa Perello's restaurant revels in smoky, earthy effects while raising simplicity to high art

Body talk

ODC's "Dance That Matters" kicks off with a strong double bill

Holy paint rollers

Mission street art takes a turn for the sainted

Man w/ parking

Friends with interesting benefits -- and subtle catfish at Brown Sugar Kitchen


Dear Andrea:I'm living with my first "serious" girlfriend and everything is great except the sex. As far as I can tell, she is having...

Seven for spring

New local menswear shopping options teem with wit and savvy

Behind the tweets

How the Twitter tax break grew into an expensive giveaway that involves police patrols, a new Muni line — and a lot of real estate

The song of Ghetto Girl

"no diplomatic tactful rage"

Unregistered lobbyist

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ISSUE: Former Mayor Willie Brown is a powerful advocate for private interests — but he flouts lobbyist registration laws

Editor’s Notes

What happens when Twitter goes public -- and its employees get very, very rich?

The lobbyist loophole

The public has a right to know who's trying to do what deals behind closed doors.

2 unusual destinations for cocktails in Los Angeles

Due to proximity, many of us find ourselves in LA often. Though the cocktail scene finally began to mature there a couple years ago,...