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3 New Reads For the Holiday Season

It's technically a young-adult novel, but I can't imagine any adult not being sucked in by the premise of Katie Coyle's debut, Vivian Apple at the End of the World. The eponymous heroine is the freethinking teenage daughter of two extremely devout parents who are convinced the rapture is on its way—

We Wanna Be Friends With Photographer Travis Jensen

First, tell me a bit about yourself:

Well, my name is Travis Jensen. I’m a 35-year-old photographer living and working in San Francisco. I moved to The City from Milwaukee nearly two decades ago, fresh out of high school with $800 cash, a duffle bag, and a skateboard. That’s it. I’ve been here ever since.

The SF Version of a Doorman: 7 Reasons You'll Love It

Doorman

In case you hadn’t noticed, the holidays are here, which means that our already busy lives are about to get downright nuts. From crossing everything off your gift list to rushing through work to catch a snowbound flight home, it’s easy to get a little flustered. Add in chasing rogue packages around the city since you weren’t home, and it’s enough to make you want to refuse to leave your apartment until February. Fortunately, this is where Doorman comes in.

Foodie Agenda: New Brunch Spots, Hanukkah Pop-Up, & More

The impending rain just means there will be less of a crowd at these delicious events. 

Toast Vintage San Francisco and Holidays Past with Charles Phoenix

The sad news is that the landmark Chinatown restaurant Empress of China is shutting its intricately-carved doors at the end of this month. The good news is that it's getting a proper sendoff from Charles Phoenix.

Best Beers for Celebrating the Holidays

To help you select the best seasonal beers to fuel your holiday celebrations, we asked seven local experts what they would want friends and family to bring to their holiday festivities.

PaintZen, the Uber for Painting, Launches in SF

Uber has become so commonplace, it’s now a verb. And you’re about to uber that pesky paint job you’ve been putting off due to lack of time, supplies, or…any skill at painting anything. Dying for a chevron study or chalkboard accent wall in your kitchen? By sourcing quality painters and handling the legwork, PaintZen can make your liquid décor dreams come true.

5 Cravings, from Masala Chai to Aged Cheese

Schuyler Bailey is hungry. Here are her cravings this month.

Perfect Stocking Stuffers for Techies

The newest gadgets and gizmos for the early adopter. 

Win Tickets to See Reindeer, Scuba Santa, and Snow in GG Park

In case you can't tell, we're pretty enthralled with the winter wonderland happening right now over at the California Academy of Sciences. From real snow flurries to a scuba-clad Santa to a prancing pair of live reindeer, the Academy is your one-stop shop for a dose of holiday cheer.

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