Stark Insider TV
BY | 04.15.14
Clinton Stark

Watch video of a wine cave being excavated in Napa Valley. Monster machines drill into earth’s core. Is this the set of ALIEN?

Apps
BY | 04.16.14
Clinton Stark

A dedicated Google Camera app is now here for Android. A hands-on test. Does it perform better, and has Google improved the user interface?

Indie Film
BY | 04.16.14

‘Palo Alto’, the film, offers a (significantly) different perspective on life here in Silicon Valley, then, say, the HBO satire ‘Silicon Valley’.

Smartphone Future
BY | 04.16.14

By allowing small teams to dream big, Google fuels its innovation engine. That in turn attracts talent. New blood injects further creativity to problem solving. The cycle reinforces itself.

Mobile
BY | 04.15.14

Games continue to be the most popular category of downloads with messaging apps such as WhatsApp (Facebook), Viber (Rakuten) and Tango making “substantial waves” in Q1 2014.

SILICON VALLEY
Mobile
BY | 04.10.14
Clinton Stark

One interesting twist with this particular integration: you can stream direct from the Google Play Music app to Sonos.

STARKIN WINE
In Wine Country
BY | 04.13.14

Bottega Gran Fondo video highlights from Napa. Featuring Chef Michael Chiarello, Olympian Natalie Coughlin, pro cyclist George Hincapie, and… my debut as a security guard?

STARK INSIDER TV
Inside Downton Abbey with Mrs. Patmore (VIDEO)

An in-depth discussion of Downton Abbey, Season 4 with Mrs. Patmore (Lesley Nicol). Castro Theatre, San Francisco.

CULTURE
BY | 04.14.14
Cy Ashley Webb

This is a massive tome, and their cuts were well placed to “sing the rage of Peleus’s son Achilles” without tediously dragging the audience across every Greek battlefield or repeating the well known story of the Trojan horse.

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Backstage: Madama Butterfly – Costumes, Betrayals, Geishas (Video)

I go backstage at the stunning California Theatre where I discover the magic of Puccini’s most famous opera. Plus: how not to walk in a kimono.

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Napa Gras: ‘A Sensory Odyssey’ at Raymond Vineyards (VIDEO)

Loni experiences sensory overload at the Napa Gras trade party. Later, she’s attacked by a lion during an 80′s style fashion shoot. Fortunately and regrettably it was all caught on camera, exactly as it happened…