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Want to take control of a room? Here's a handy trick for commanding attention. Watch this outtake as Bryce Ryness shows me a move that should cause everyone to pay attention when first walking into a room. The Broadway actor is now appearing in Matilda the Musical at the SHN Orpheum. I met...
Canon 70D Video Creator Kit

At Vidcon yesterday Canon revealed special "Video Creator Kits." The bundles are aimed at vloggers, and those venturing into video for the first time, with an emphasis on publishing to YouTube. Each kit include a camera, a lens, a microphone and a memory card. YouTube stars iJustine and DevinSuperTramp have been...
Pebble Time Firmware 3.2 Update July 2015

It might not seem like much, but the latest Pebble firmware update is on point ("Bigger, Brighter, Awesome-er"), and can dramatically improve overall user experience with the smartwatch. Those of us longtime Pebble fans have been clamoring for a way to tweak various settings. As of firmware version 3.2, which rolled...
RFK - San Jose Stage

Jack Holmes' RFK will kick-off the 33rd season at San Jose Stage Company this September. Next up The 39 Steps, a stage adaptation based on Alfred Hitchcock's movie. “In our 33rd Season, The Stage is thrilled to be working with Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino (ETC) to bring the world...

"At this point in time, we are seeing another year with great quality potential in Napa Valley vineyards." -- Ludovic Dervin, winemaker for Mumm Napa Valley.
Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera

I've had a chance to shoot a few more videos this month with the Canon EOS 70D DSLR. It's a workhorse of a camera. And below I've included some video samples. Particularly useful, especially for us run-n-gun types, is the sweet dual-pixel auto-focus. With that feature, you can touch the LCD...
Randall Grahm - Popelouchum – The Project

Popelouchum is its name. 400 acres is its game. An innovative wine crowdfunding project is launched in Northern California.
Woody Allen - Irrational Man - Film Review

If you judge movies largely by the ending you may be slightly disappointed by Irrational Man. That would be unfortunate though, and perhaps even unfair because everything that comes before the abrupt sign off is deliciously dark, and quite the hoot. Woody Allen's more recent films appear to be opening...
Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter

She’s so powerful that she can use words like “impactful,” and you want to believe them.
Matilda National Tour - Review

Outstanding performances, vocals, and choreography. 'Matilda' is a fine example of intelligent story-telling and the inspiration that live theater can deliver.