Stark Insider BTS: LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil
Hallucination. Fantasy. Mythology. It’s a waking dream of Mexico. Join Loni Stark as she heads backstage to discover the magic behind Cirque’s newest touring show, LUZIA.

Stark Insider Wanderlust: 3 DAYS IN ICELAND
Ice caves. Glacier lagoons. And secret Airbnbs.

Stark Insider Wanderlust: 3 DAYS IN PARIS
It was just an art class. Or was it?

Stark Insider Wanderlust: 3 DAYS IN SONOMA
Redwoods. Mannequins. Nightwalks. Coming Spring 2017.

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Hedonistic Hiking in Tuscany: Chianti, Cooking and… Castles

An unforgettable culinary walking tour.
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Smash or Trash? New Blade Runner 2049 trailer is here

"Replicants are like any other machine. They're either a benefit or a hazard. If they're a benefit it's not my problem." Don't mess with a good thing. That's the thinking among a lot of us hardcore Blade Runner fans. Ridley Scott's often misunderstood classic from 1982 has aged like a fine...
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Happens only once

This one is it. https://vimeo.com/195871991 You are confronted with yourself. Each year The pouches fill, the skin is uglier. You give it all unflinchingly. You stare Into yourself, beyond. Your brush's care Runs with self-knowledge. Here is a humility at one with craft. There is no arrogance. Pride is apart From this self-scrutiny. You make light drift The way...
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Must-See Theater: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at A.C.T. (Review)

Of all the Christmas pageants performed in the Bay Area during the holiday season, A.C.T.’s annual offering of A Christmas Carol has evolved into a must-see event, required viewing for the entire family. Some have called Charles Dickens “the man who invented Christmas.” After experiencing his novella adapted for...
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In Theaters: Talking ‘La La Land’ with Emma Stone, director Damien Chazelle (Video)

A lot of movies are basking in adulation this year. Arrival with Amy Adams. Lion with Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Moonlight with Mahershala Ali. Among so many other quality productions. Bottom line: it's looking to be very competitive come awards season. But perhaps the most-talked about, most highly praised effort so...
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Pebble is Dead: 5 smartwatches you should buy instead

Pebble is dead! Long live Pebble! Everybody's favorite underdog wearable startup is no longer. Pebble has officially been acquired by San Francisco-based fitness tracker Fitbit. Say it ain't so. Oh, it be so. We know the deal is worth about $40 million. Those that backed Pebble on Kickstarter for its new models...
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A WEST COAST ADVENTURE

A LIFETIME IN THE MAKING

A GIFT FROM ME TO YOU

On the 10th anniversary of Stark Insider a stranger — with ’80s hair — presents a mysterious box to Loni Stark: