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Cremeux ex Machina gelato.

Cremeux ex Machina gelato.

Ellen Cushing, Senior Editor: Water Fountain—the newish track from Oakland's own Tune-Yards, off the forthcoming album Nikki Nack—finds Merrill Garbus at her goofiest, weirdest, drum-loopingest, exclamation-having-est, art-poppiest best, and it is wildly addictive. Woo-Ha!

Sara Deseran, Editor-at-Large: I've got pie on my mind right now because I'm organizing the second annual SF Pie Social and Competition, which is coming up April 13th at the Verdi Club. Judges include everyone from Jake Godby from Humphry Slocombe to the ladies behind Three Babes Bakeshop. Prizes include a Williams-Sonoma fast slow cooker and a library of cookbooks from Ten Speed Press. Last year we had a gorgeous selection of over 60 pies entered. May the best pie win!

Scott Lucas, Web Editor: Baseball. I have no clever things to say about it, and you didn't need me to tell you that it's back. But there it is: I'm obsessed with the return of Major League Baseball. The A's are going all the way this year, and I don't care even that they dropped the first game. Just wait and see.

Rebecca Marx, Senior Editor: Cremeux ex Machina, a new-ish gelato company based in Petaluma. You can find them at the Ferry Building market on Saturdays and also at Little Vine, a wee gourmet shop in North Beach. The gelato is incredibly creamy and flavorful—this week I bought a pint of their gianduja, which is like turbo-charged Nutella, i.e. obscenely delicious.

Annie Tittiger, Managing Editor: I saw Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance tour last night at Davies Symphony Hall. He made people come up to the stage with early-stage dating text conversations and read them out loud. It was both brilliant and terrifying.

Adam Brinklow, Editorial Fellow: "Silicon Valley," because OH MAN does it feel good to finally see someone poke fun at these companies. I'm not a Google Bus blocking clown, but even if you don't foam at the mouth over techies you have to admit the manic PR blitz around startups gets exhausting. And that's why we have satire. We probably could have used this show a year ago but instead we got "The Internship." Which didn't help.

Ian Eck, Editorial Intern: Hidden amongst all the click-bait and quiz-fodder, occasionally Buzzfeed gets it right. A recent array of pictures features "The Butch Women of San Francisco," which provides a brief but touching look into the lives of people who fall outside the gender binary. For a more in-depth look, check out the piece from our February issue: "Shadow Sex."

Sean Pyles, Editorial Intern:
Café's Drag Mondays. With a weekly viewing of RuPaul's Drag Race and biweekly performances by this season's queens themselves, the Café has the best round up of drag queens in town. Each night there are anywhere between ten and twenty performances (typically about one song each). Ending the night with a twerk-off, The Café does queens good.
 

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