Roasted Chicken in Adobo, Fideo Noodles in Chipotle-Tomato Sauce, and Dark Chocolate Cookies from EAT MEXICO by Lesley Téllez

Eat Mexico is a culinary love letter to one of the biggest cities in the world — a chaotic, vibrant place where residents eat from sidewalk grills and stands, and markets and casual restaurants serve up fresh, hot food daily. Continue reading

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Scenes from the movies stay with us. It is incredible how many of these indelible images we recognize as they are mentioned, seen on the Internet or on TV—that is the power of cinema in our lives and the popular culture. Continue reading


Pineapple Protector, Liver Lover, and Apple Alkalaid from THE BLENDER GIRL SMOOTHIES by Tess Masters

A beautiful collection of vegan smoothies from powerhouse blogger The Blender Girl, featuring photographs, flavor boosters, and nutritional add-ons for every recipe. Continue reading

Bodies in Trouble: “Hardcore Cronenberg” at YBCA

by Dennis Harvey

Few filmmakers in commercial cinema have been able to maintain a path as singular, eccentric and even off-putting (to some) as David Cronenberg — let alone with such prolific long-term success. Continue reading


The Secret Restaurant: Swineapple for the Fourth

by Peter Moore

There is no time like the Fourth of July for bringing out the excess in festive dining. And the swineapple is as excessive as they come. Continue reading


Critics Corner: MAGIC MIKE XXL

Read two critical perspectives on Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs, 2015), by Pam Grady and Dennis Harvey. Magic Mike XXL is now playing at theaters nationwide. Continue reading


The Pen and the Sword: As You Wish, Cary Elwes Comes to SF

by Risa Nye 

The Princess Bride screens at midnight on July 3 and 4 at the Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore, San Francisco. Continue reading