Brazilian Fried Chicken, Camden’s Favorite Chicken Fingers, and Pineapple Chicken with Pineapple Salsa from FRIED CHICKEN by Rebecca Lang

Fried chicken is comfort food at its finest. Served alongside a biscuit, atop waffles, or just on its own, fried chicken is one of the most universally loved foods around. In Fried Chicken , Southern chef Rebecca Lang collects 50 of the most tantalizing, crowd-pleasing variations on the classic. Continue reading


Serious Pleasures, Comic Treasures: The San Francisco Silent Film Fest Turns 20

By Richard von Busack

A red letter date on the local calendar, and one of the most important silent film fests in the world, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival turns 20 this year, expanding to five days and 20 programs at the famous Castro Theatre, itself a veteran of the age of silent movies. Continue reading


Food for Thought at the San Francisco Green Film Festival

Kermit the Frog sang that “It’s not easy being green.” But it is getting easier, as more people become aware of the small things they can do to make the world a healthier place for all of us. Continue reading


Eat Like the Stars: SF Silent Fest Special—Greta Garbo’s Swedish-Irish Potatoes and John Gilbert’s Breast of Chicken

by Jenny Hammerton

When I saw that Flesh and the Devil was screening as part of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival I wanted to hightail it straight to Heathrow to get on a plane.  I would love to be at the Castro Theatre watching the world’s greatest screen lovers getting all lovey-dovey on the last Sunday in May. Continue reading


A Vegetarian’s Survival Guide to the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

by Lincoln Spector

I love the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, but it can wear a body down. Especially this year, with 21 programs and a party over the course of four days and five nights. For three of those days, the first screening starts at 10:00 a.m., and the last one starts at 9:30 p.m. The human body isn’t built for that much fun sitting down. Continue reading

Credit: San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

San Francisco Silent Film Festival: Rediscover the Outrageous, Inventive Comedies of Charley Bowers

by Karl Cohen

Charley Bowers’s mature comedies, made in the last years of the silent era (1926–1928) are brilliant surreal works that feature outrageous Rube Goldberg-like magical inventions. Continue reading


SAN ANDREAS: No Great Shakes

by Richard von Busack

The technical magic of San Andreas gives the pleasure of seeing a city you love obliterated and trashed and turned into a Sargasso of debris—I mean, it looks far worse than San Francisco does already today. Continue reading