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Best of the Bay 2013 Readers Poll: Shopping

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BEST OF THE BAY 2013: READERS POLL

SHOPPING

 

BEST OVERALL BOOKSTORE

GREEN APPLE BOOKS

506 Clement, SF

www.greenapplebooks.com

 

BEST USED BOOK STORE

AARDVARK BOOKS

227 Church, SF

(415) 552-6733

 

BEST COMIC BOOK STORE

ISOTOPE COMICS

326 Fell, SF

www.isotopecomics.com

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Best of the Bay 2013 Readers Poll: City Living

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BEST OF THE BAY 2013: READERS POLL

CITY LIVING

 

BEST STREET FAIR

FOLSOM STREET FAIR

www.folsomstreetevents.org

 

BEST HOTEL

PHOENIX HOTEL

601 Eddy, SF

www.Jdvhospitality.com

 

BEST TOURIST ATTRACTION

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

www.goldengatebridge.org

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BEST OF THE BAY 2013

Our 39th annual celebration of the people, places, and things that make living in the Bay Area so awesome

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SONGS OF THE CITY

By Marke B.

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Keep choppin'

Grease, guts, and glory power the 10th annual Dirtbag Challenge this weekend

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CULTURE It's 6:35pm in Hunters Point and Poll Brown is about to be late to a documentary about himself. The puckish man from South End, Essex, and a small crew of bikers are scrambling to fix a snapped throttle cable. This is a way of life for them: always under the gun, always fixing things, always a little behind. Like a rag-tag task force, they rip a cable out of one bike and marry it to another. There's not enough time.Read more »

Charting heat

SEX + MUSIC ISSUE: We pair sex apps with pop stars, because why not.

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SEX + MUSIC Today's handheld phones are some well-endowed pieces of equipment. These high-functioning machines can do nearly anything we've been programmed to desire: hitch a ride with a stranger, order extra extra-cheese pizzas, share bleached-out selfies. But they still can't quite have sex with us, even with the vibrate set to high and Siri in overdrive. As hard as this city may be for its tech, all Web rats know that the human touch is the endgame. Thankfully, your phone is stoked to play wingman. Hey technology — it's time to get laid!Read more »

The Selector

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WEDNESDAY 9/11

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My stars!

In honor of her 10th year in the Guardian, a constellation of reader questions for our resident astrologer

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PSYCHIC DREAM This month marks 10 happy years of predicting your weeks ahead through the magic and wisdom of astrology, with my weekly Psychic Dream horoscopes. These 10 years have been so much fun — thank you, my beloved stargazers (and naysayers!). In honor of this decade of Psychic Dream, we solicited questions from readers across the zodiac about the fine art of astrology and the intuitive work I do. Below are my answers. XO, Jessica.Read more »

HOT PINK LIST 2013: Faetopians

our annual tribute to queers who grabbed our attention and held it

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Once a year, a mystical gathering of artists, musicians, cultural visionaries, political agitators, sexual explorers, spiritual travelers, and just plain magickal beings gathers to share knowledge and intertwine in giant spontaneous puppy piles at Faetopia (www.faetopia.org). Read more »