There are hidden gems where we can explore interesting and unusual cuisines in neighborhoods most people might not know about. With Sue Ralston’s visit to Ghazni Afghan Kabobs in Hayward, we start to seek food discoveries in unexpected places.Continue reading →
Michaela Rodeno shares reflections from her pioneering career at the forefront of the wine industry in Napa Valley.
Tracing the arc of her career development from its unlikely beginnings in early 1970s Napa, when the wine industry was in its infancy, to being part of the two-person team that launched Domaine Chandon in the U.S., to her role as St. Supéry Winery’s first CEO, Rodeno has extensive wit and wisdom to share.Continue reading →
The Coen Brothers love the movies—making them and watching them. Their films often pay homage to classics from The Man Who Wasn’t There with its direct links to Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt (both black and white murder stories set in Santa Rosa) to O Brother Where Art Thou filled with references to Sullivan’s Travels (a movie about making movies). And now they return with a new behind-the-scenes look at the cinematic creative process so darkly explored with Barton Fink—but this time it is an all-star farce. Read what our film buff critics think about Hail, Caesar!
Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) starts with a disembodied close-up of a woman’s face that moves up to her eye, while Bernard Herrmann’s score begins its moody and compulsive circular rising-and-falling motif – immediately haunting and troubled.
Robert Redford thinks it’s possible that his baby, the Sundance Film Festival, has gotten too big for its small-town britches. “Suddenly, this thing was going haywire,” he told the Associated Press. Continue reading →
The San Francisco Symphony is offering readers of EatDrinkFilms chances to win pairs of passes to the Saturday, February 13, 8pm showing of Vertigo with the Bernard Herrmann score performed live at Davies Hall in San Francisco.
Arrive at 7 p.m. to hear Kim Novak in conversation with arts journalist Steve Winn.