Laughing Squid — devoted to “art, culture and technology from San Francisco and beyond” — is one of the best regional sites, because they have got blogging down: posts are colorfully illustrated, just the right length, and written with an engaging conversational tone. In general I’m not too fond of sites with black backgrounds. Yes, the black set off many (though not all) images effectively, but reversed-out type is just harder to read on a regular basis. Nonetheless, Laughing Squid makes it all work. They are one of the most consistent of San Francisco sites. Click the screenshot to visit the site:

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