Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi

Plenty More is the hotly anticipated follow-up to London chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s bestselling and award-winning cookbook Plenty , featuring more than 150 vegetarian dishes organized by cooking method. Continue reading


His & Hers Beer Notes: Dark Pumpkin Sour (Almanac Beer Company)

by Daniel Barnes and Darcey Self-Barnes

7% ABV

Purchased at Pangaea Bottle Shop and poured into mini tasting glasses. Continue reading


Critics Corner: BIRDMAN

Read two critical perspectives on Birdman  (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2014) by Steve Englehart and Dennis Harvey. Birdman  opens in San Francisco on Friday, October 24 and throughout the Bay Area on Friday, October 31.

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The Lettuce That Ate New York—and the World: Part I

by Isaac Cronin

Walking toward me, a towheaded two-year-old cherub boy balanced on her hip, was a tall, angular blonde woman wearing a nautical, blue-striped long sleeve T-shirt, khaki shorts, a floppy straw sun hat and rubber boots … the quintessential French California mash-up look.
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CITIZEN FOUR: Whistleblowing and Documentary Filmmaking—Not for the Faint-Hearted

by Judith Ehrlich

Whistleblowing is not for the faint-hearted, and Laura Poitras’s new film on Edward Snowden, Citizen Four , reminds us that neither is documentary filmmaking.
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DIPLOMACY: A Secret Document

by Gary Meyer

With Diplomacy , director Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum , The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum , Young Torless , Death of a Salesman ) has once again made a movie that pulls the viewer into a dramatic story based on history, making it relevant. The new film opens Friday, October 24 at the Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, Shattuck in Berkeley and Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, with wider US release in the coming weeks. Continue reading