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Q Ball documentary at SFFILM in San Francisco

Film Capsule Review: ‘Q Ball’ documentary at SFFILM Festival

Across the Bay from the NBA champion Golden State Warriors is another Warriors team, one that plays only home games. These San Quentin Prison athletes are profiled in Q Ball a fascinating documentary, made possible by Kevin Durant, who is executive producer. Directed by Mike Tolajian, this SFFILM Festival...
Beach Blanket Babylon

Theater News: Iconic San Francisco show ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ to close

Unfortunate theater news out of San Francisco this week.The iconic show Beach Blanket Babylon is shutting down after an epic 45-year run.Kitsch. Over the top. Flamboyant. Excessive. Fun.There are any number of ways to describe Beach Blanket Babylon, but no question it's been a hallmark of San Francisco, for...

‘3 Days in Paris’ by Atelier Stark Films: Look Book

It was just an art class. Or... was it?The cycle continues. Some days and weeks we're on location shooting footage for Stark Insider videos. That's typically followed by a long edit stage. It seems over the years the edit process for getting these things finished gets longer and longer.With...
Join us for a very special onstage tribute and conversation with acclaimed actor Laura Linney, in which she will go in-depth on her career and process.

San Francisco Film Festival opens with Maupin’s ‘Tales of the City’ at Castro, runs through April 23

SFFilm Festival has opened its annual two-week run in the Bay area, showcasing films in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. As always, the Festival will be a dazzling experience.More than 160 films from 52 nations will be featured. The work of more than 70 women directors is included.Among expected...
Wente Vineyards: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir wine reviews

Trendspotting: California grape crush up 7% y/y in 2018 (Wine Industry Report)

According to a new report which covers 17 districts across the state, California crushed approximately 4.28 million tones of wine grapes in 2018.Red varieties once again led the way, accounting for over 50% of the crush, or 2,446,930 tons. Try to picture that sitting in your bathtub.Whites came next...

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Quintessential Quebecois City Getaway: Charlevoix (Part 2)

Travel writer Janice Nieder continues her getaway to Quebec. ICYMI: Part 1 began in the Epicurean Winter Wonderland of Quebec City. Part 2 continues with a visit to the picturesque county of Charlevoix...Driving through the countryside to Charlevoix was reminiscent of driving from San Francisco to wine county. An...
Peaceful retreat at Le Monastère des Augustines

Wanderlust: Quintessential Quebec City Getaway (Part 1)

Preamble: I was NOT looking forward to my Quebec trip. When I had booked it months ago, I was very excited, but now, in the tail end of winter, I was having serious doubts. First, the ten-day weather forecast showed I was in for: below freezing temperatures, torrential rain...
Spotify market share report Apple Music 2019 growth

Trendspotting: Apple Music hits 28M users, passes Spotify at 26M users

In the war for streaming music subscribers Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is apparently making major inroads.According to reports today, Apple Music had 28 million users (U.S.) in February. That compares to 26 million for Spotify (NYSE: SPOT).Growth rates per WSJ suggest Apple Music is growing at 2.6% to 3% versus...

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Refn’s ‘Too Old to Die Young’ Trailer: ‘Neon Demon’ meets ‘Lost Highway’

Those wondering what Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn has been up to for the past few years, a new purple-y and pink-y trailer has landed today to give us most welcome evidence. (which shares the slight misfortune of having to fight for attention on the same day as...
CampoVelo Napa Valley schedule rides events

What’s Happening: CampoVelo returns to Napa Valley for food, wine and — most on point — cycling

It's called CampoVelo and it's returning to Napa Valley next month.Featuring a weekend of "food, fun and cycling" this year's edition of CampoVelo Napa Valley takes place April 26-28, 2019.As you might expect the schedule is packed with events that befit a beautiful location such as Napa. Chef Chris...

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