GoPro Hero 4 Session

Winner, winner, chicken dinner: dual mics, waterproof, compact, 1440p video, wi-fi, $399.
Canon EOS 70D Video Examples

Thinking of picking up a new camera to shoot video? I heartily recommend you consider the Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera. ReleasedĀ about two years ago, the 70D is still a through-and-through top flight performer for shooting video. More on that in a moment. I've shot professionally for Stark Insider since 2009, and...
2004 Blankiet Estate Napa Valley Cabernet

Wine Spectator magazine has announced it has promoted eight restaurants to "Grand Award" status -- as it notes today in a post, "the highest recognition for a restaurant wine list." The Bay Area is well represented (and, to be somewhat biased, it could ultimately take all eight slots, no?!), and...
video

Here's a talented indie folk-pop band you should get to know. 'Oh Honey' break the mold both in sound and style.
The Book of Mormon Review

Quite charming actually. That was my first thought as I streamed, on auto-pilot, alongsideĀ a large, enthusiastic crowd into the warm air of downtown San Jose after the opening night of The Book of Mormon. But this show is supposed to be daring, raunchy, and shocking. It's all of those things, alright, but...
Star Trek - The Ultimate Voyage

Resistance is futile. The Star Trek franchise is a worldwide juggernaut that knows no bounds. Next frontier: the stage. A live stage adaptation, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage, is set to launch January 2016, and tour 100 cities. A pre-tour engagement is scheduled for Royal Albert Hall in London on November...
Detroit - Review Aurora Theatre

Aurora closes its 23rd season in a suburban wasteland.
Wearables

Could combining the best of Apple Watch with the best of Android Wear result in the perfect wearable? Android Wear has come a long way since its somewhat shaky start in early 2014. The UI is streamlined, battery life is (marginally) improved, and wi-fi is a neat trick that allows...
Rock the Garden - Montalvo

The Montalvo Arts Center is easily one of our favorite places when looking for interesting events and things to do. Case in point: next month "Rock the Garden" comes to the gorgeous grounds, featuring everything from visual arts, acrobats, to dancers, and DJs. Eclectic exploration is the order of...
The Wolfpack - Film Review

Alert: potential spoilers ahead. If you haven't seen The Wolfpack I recommend you see it first, before reading this or any other review. The less you know, the better! If you ever wanted a 90-minute, constant reminder of your receding hairline, The Wolfpack is your ticket. There will be hair. By...