The Magic Touch: Pla Daek accomplishes something more than just serving delicious food

During the course of a single pandemic year, Chef Wawa Maneewan opened her first and second restaurants. When I interviewed her earlier this year, the chef had established Wawa...

No Justice: Uninformed juries produce incorrect outcomes

I was a troubled teen. I remember the day I was summoned to my high school’s administrative office to receive a call. He gave me advice I have never...

Pardoner: Good times, good vibes and vigorous noise

Pardoner came together in the dorms at San Francisco State, drawn together by their love of punk rock and a collaborative spirit. “We’re all from different parts of California,”...

Couture Clash: Would-be epic bauble ‘House of Gucci’ loses its luster in a long,...

Welcome to “Lives and Deaths of the Rich and Famous: Our Italian Cousins,” otherwise known as Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci. Mega-prolific filmmaker Scott, who released two major films this...

Enlighten, Educate, Elevate: Bryant Terry continues his crusade for healthy eating and generous thinking...

Reflecting on conversations I had since 2012 with chef, author and food activist Bryant Terry about veganism, music-food pairings and, as he once told me, food insecurity as an...

Beasts of Burden: An already-challenged legal cannabis market bears the brunt of another tax...

Even as California’s cannabis industry and its allies in government continue to fight to lower the state’s burdensome pot taxes, a state agency is once again set to raise...

Free Will Astrology: Week of November 24

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Aries author Chris Brogan says, “Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the...
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They say you can’t have it all, but we say they’ve never tried sugar daddy sites. This little arrangement can provide loads of fun for honeypots of any gender but...

Patron Saint of TV Chefs: The movie ‘Julia’ is a loving remembrance of Julia...

Filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West approach the subject of their documentary, Julia, with the efficiency and precision of a Michelin-starred restaurant. While watching the film, I pictured a...

Couture Clash: Would-be epic bauble ‘House of Gucci’ loses its luster in a long,...

Welcome to “Lives and Deaths of the Rich and Famous: Our Italian Cousins,” otherwise known as Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci. Mega-prolific filmmaker Scott, who released two major films this year—this one and The Last...

Claudia Combs Carty: Songs of darkness and light

Claudia Combs Carty just released her impressive debut, Phases. The nine-song collection by the singer, songwriter and pianist is an intimate look into her passionate heart. The melodies insinuate themselves into the listener’s head...

For the Culture: ‘Alice Street’ captures the history of a once-booming arts district and...

Viewing for a second time Oakland filmmaker and director Spencer Wilkinson’s new documentary, Alice Street, I deliberately push mute. I’m curious to see how the 70-minute film will pan out minus Micah Berek’s energetic...

True West: Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog’ runs deep, with unforgettable performances

Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog is one of 2021’s best movies—intelligently written and masterfully directed, with a near-perfect cast and a compelling story line that verges on the mythological while keeping its...

‘Cook Together, Eat Together’: LaRussell’s latest album harkens back to Bay Area tradition while...

“I like this, LaRussell—this dope. It got a good swing to it, very soulful,” says Bay Area ambassador Earl Stevens.  Even though he just announced his gourmet food company, Goon with the Spoon, E-40 isn’t...

Chime School: Bright chiming meditations on relationships and capitalism

Chime School’s eponymous debut album is a celebration of the creative impulse that drives San Francisco’s burgeoning DIY music scene. The album places the sound of the electric 12-string guitar front and center, bringing...
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