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A Christmas Carol Review - San Francisco American Conservatory Theater

‘A Christmas Carol’ at A.C.T. proves once again a wonderful family tradition (Review)

The Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition returns as American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Now in its 41st year at A.C.T., A Christmas Carol welcomes the return of James Carpenter as Ebenezer Scrooge and Ken Ruta as the ghost of Jacob Marley. Last weekend...
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Stark Insider Interview: Director Petra Volpe, ‘The Divine Order’ and Suffrage

"God doesn’t want women to be in politics. God has created the world with clearly assigned roles and if we mix up that order it’s the apocalypse.”
Watch on the Rhine - Berkeley Repertory Theatre - Review

Fighting fascism at Berkeley Rep: ‘Watch on the Rhine’ (Review)

Lead photo: (front row, l to r) Jonah Horowitz (Bodo Muller), Emma Curtin (Babette Muller), and Elijah Alexander (Kurt Muller); (back row, l to r) Sarah Agnew (Sara Muller) and Silas Sellnow (Joshua Muller) in Lillian Hellman’s Watch on the Rhine at Berkeley Rep. It makes sense that Lillian Hellman’s 1941...
Twin Peaks The Return - Cooper and Palmer in the Red Room

Rolling Stone, Vulture, Cahiers du Cinéma name ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ best of 2017

But can David Lynch's surreal exploration of small town American life win at the Golden Globes?
Review: Seal with San Francisco Symphony

In Review: Seal performs with SF Symphony, receives thunderous standing ovation

The enthusiastic San Francisco audience went “crazy” with excitement.
Loni Stark and Clinton Stark Documentaries - Stark Insider

Stark Insider Short Film Collection shot on Panasonic GH5, Sony a6500, RED Scarlet-W

Lesson learned: at the end of the day the least important thing is ... the camera.
The Divine Order - Film Review - Mill Valley Film Festival

‘The Divine Order’ a gentle reminder of what the ordinary person can accomplish (Review)

In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. - Film Review

Film Review: Denzel Washington memorable in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

And don’t forget the classic soundtrack ranging from Duke Ellington and Pharoah Sanders to George Clinton Jr. and Marvin Gaye.

In Photos: A postcard from Venice Beach

There's Starbucks. Lots of 'em. Whole Foods, yep -- no less a massive flagship location (but what I would for a normal candy section). And, even Trader Joe's. So it does feel a lot like the San Francisco Bay Area or any other major US city for that matter. But...