Scary Mother Film SFFILM Golden Gate Award

SFFILM Golden Gate Award Winners: ‘Scary Mother’, ‘City of the Sun’, ‘Distant Barking of Dogs’ and more

Organizers of the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival have announced this year's winners. At an event held at The Lab, Golden Gate Awards (GGA) and $40,000 in prize money were handed out to filmmakers. Ana Urushadze won new directors award in the fiction category for Scary Mother. A special jury...
Blue Ruin - Cannes and Netflix

Netflix vs. Cannes is the tip of the disruption iceberg for re-defining TV and film

What is TV? It's 2018 and I'd say the term is pretty much antiquated. After all, juggernaut Netflix premiers big budget original films on its platform. Some people watch them on televisions. But many more watch them on laptops, smartphones and other streaming-compatible devices. So is it "TV" or a...
Charlize Theron

Actress Charlize Theron honored at San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM)

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM) continues to impress as it celebrates 56 years of presenting innovative documentaries and extraordinary films over a two-week period. As part of this annual celebration of film, actress Charlize Theron was honored at the Castro Theater in San Francisco before the showing of her...
Stringify App for Android and iPhone

Comcast gives IoT app Stringify refreshed look, now supports Lutron Caseta devices

Some good news this morning for those interested in all things smart home. Comcast this week released an updated version of its IFTTT-like app Stringify. Available on both Android and iPhone the app enables you to automate smart home tasks across platforms. For instance, if a SmartThings motion sensor detects...
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What’s Happening: Gavin DeGraw, Citizen Cope, Brandi Carlile, more to perform at Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series

Some incoming west coast music news to share. Organizers today announced the line-up for the upcoming Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series. The 49th edition of the music festival will feature 5 concerts through June and July. In association with BottleRock, the performances will, once again, take place at Robert Mondavi Winery in...
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Theater Review: Timon of Athens at Cutting Ball, San Francisco

Shakespeare’s obscure ‘Timon’ sears at Cutting Ball

Shakespeare completionists surely took note when Cutting Ball Theater announced Timon of Athens as part of their 2017–18 season. It’s a difficult one to check off your see-them-all list: a few dozen Hamlets and Macbeths get produced for every time someone is brave enough to mount this “problem play.”...

Can’t Miss Having Fun on this Mississippi Road Trip! Day 4: Biloxi and Ocean Springs

Pull into the elegant, AAA Four Diamond Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, your luxurious home base for the next few days. Drop off your car and get ready for some serious relaxing, where your most difficult decision will be deciding if you want to take in the magnificent Gulf...

Can’t Miss Having Fun on this Mississippi Road Trip! Day 3: Tupelo-Columbus-Laurel

Janice Nieder's Mississippi road trip continues with day 3... There is so much to see in Columbus, “The city that has it all!” that depending on your time frame you might want to spend the night here. For starters, how cool is it that Columbus’s Welcome Center (where you can pick up...

Can’t Miss Having Fun on this Mississippi Road Trip! Day 2: Oxford to Tupelo

Join in the adventure! Janice Nieder heads to Tupelo in Part 2 of the Mississippi Road Trip... Detour to New Albany, a recent winner of USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Best Southern Small Town, for some tasty breakfast sweeties at Sugaree's Bakery. For over 20 years Mary Jennifer Russell has wowed...
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Can’t Miss Having Fun on this Mississippi Road Trip! Day 1: Oxford

Welcome to Part 1 of Janice Nieder's Mississippi road trip. Grab a buddy and hit the road for this fun-filled, Mississippi Home-Town Discovery road trip where you’ll visit the homes of literary biggies, William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams, as well as the birthplace of Elvis-the King of Rock and Roll....
Fitbit Versa review roundup

Wearable News: Fitbit Versa reviews are in, Pebble’s design ethos lives on

Versa is designed and marketed to bring Fitbit's take on the smartwatch to the masses. Translation: the company wants to sell a lot of them. Based on the initial wave of reviews for the Fitbit Versa ($199 base, $229 with NFC for Fitbit Pay), I'd say things are off to...

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