A New Eggs Benedict, Lemony Lentil and Crispy Kale Soup, and Mint Stracciatella Frozen Yogurt from A MODERN WAY TO EAT by Anna Jones

How we want to eat is changing. More and more people cook without meat several nights a week and are constantly seeking to push the boundaries of their own vegetarian repertoire. Continue reading


San Francisco Silent Film Festival: William Gillette and the Making of SHERLOCK HOLMES

by Thomas Gladysz

William Gillette was not the first actor to play Sherlock Holmes on film—that honor goes to the anonymous lead of a brief nickelodeon-era flicker produced in 1900 by the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. Gillette, however, is the most important. Continue reading


Critics Corner: ABOUT ELLY

Read two critical perspectives on  About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, 2009) by Rob Avila and Len Wiler.  About Elly opens on May 22, 2015 at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, and Camera 3 in San Jose. For release dates in other areas, click here.

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A Baker’s Dozen: Wedding Cakes I Have Known

by Dianne Boate

It took a lot of nerve, really, starting a baking business in my apartment kitchen, but by training myself to use what I have on hand for all of my life, I was provided with a history of certain derring-do, a yes-I-can attitude that made it a success from the start. Continue reading


His & Hers Beer Notes: Lectio Divina (Saint Somewhere Brewing Company)

by Daniel and Darcey Self-Barnes

10% ABV
Purchased through Rare Beer Club and poured into tulip glasses. Continue reading

The Sound for Silents: SF Silent Film Festival Composer Matti Bye on Music and Love of Film

by Victoria Haggblom

When the San Francisco Silent Film Festival screens at the Castro Theatre in late May, Swedish composer and pianist Matti Bye will perform with his ensemble for the sixth time. Continue reading