Hall Newbegin, Sierra Granite harvest, August 2014. Credit: Juniper Ridge.

Following the Scent: Fragrance, Taste and Sense of Place

by Cari Borja

[Click here for Part One of “Following the Scent,” with Scribe Winery, Leif Hedendal, Masayo Funakoshi, Angelo Garro and Connie Green.] Continue reading


One Night Only! Come One, Come All to The Great Nickelodeon Show!

by Russell Merritt

The Great Nickelodeon Show is a one-show-only event at 8 p.m. on March 26. It takes place at the historic Vogue Theater (3290 Sacramento St.) in San Francisco. Continue reading

Credit: Photo courtesy of Shrub and Co.

A Shrub Grows in Berkeley

by Risa Nye

What throwback to the colonial days has both shaken and stirred the world of craft cocktails over the last several years? Continue reading

slurp shop

More Asian Deliciousness on the Big Screen at CAAMFest

by Gary Meyer

There is no question that the most delicious peaches I have ever tasted come from the Masumoto Family Farm. Continue reading


His & Hers Beer Notes: Tweak (Avery Brewing Company) and Black Metal 2013 (Jester King Brewing)

by Daniel Barnes and Darcey Self-Barnes

Tweak (Avery Brewing Company)

Avery Brewing Company:

17.89% ABV Continue reading

Mae West gets a kiss from Cary Grant in 1933's I'm No Angel .

One-Man Studio: The Stanford Stacks a Huge Rouben Mamoulian Retrospective

by Richard von Busack

When sound arrived in motion pictures, the new technology took a universally thrilling medium and paralyzed it. Continue reading


So Dark, So Elusive: “A Rare Noir is Good to Find” Spans 25 Years and the Globe at the Roxie

by Pam Grady

For noir fans walking into the Roxie Theater on Thursday, March 19, it will be as if they have merely been on an absurdly long intermission. Continue reading