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Manresa - Michelin Guide 2016

San Francisco Michelin Stars: Quince earns third star, Adega gets San Jose’s first

San Francisco is now tied with New York for the most Michelin three-star restaurants (six).
Common - Review at Masonic, San Francisco

Common at the Masonic: A Fundraiser for Black Girls Code (Review)

Kimberly Bryant, who founded Black Girls Code (BGC) in 2011, has a vision – to increase the number of women of color in the digital world by empowering girls of color to become innovators in STEM fields through exposure to computer science and technology. To that end the nonprofit...
Andrea Chénier at San Francisco Opera

Why bother having a revolution?: Andrea Chénier at San Francisco Opera

You can’t help leaving this Andrea Chénier admiring what a good job San Francisco Opera has done with a tricky piece.
MVFF 39 Press Conference - Dolby Labs, San Francisco

Mill Valley Film Festival Line-up Revealed: Neruda, The Salesman, La La Land, Arrival, more

The style might have been more relaxed, but the content was as impressive as ever. Last night, at Dolby Labs in San Francisco, we got a glimpse into the 39th edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival. For the first time (that I can recall) at the annual press briefing there...
Nicole Kidman - MVFF Tribute Awardvideo

MVFF 39: Emma Stone, Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Annette Bening among stars scheduled to appear

Oscar nominee Emma Stone. Nicole Kidman. Ewan McGregor. Annette Bening. Gael Garcia Bernal. Julie Dash. James Franco. Edward James Olmos. If you're keeping score, that's a whole lot of star power. As Paul Liberatore of the Marin Independent Journal writes, "The 39th Mill Valley Film Festival boasts one of the most glamorous...

Stark Insider Best of Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF Video Roundup)

This week we learned that La La Land and Arrival will open the 39th edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival on Oct. 6th. More news should follow on Monday in San Francisco. There we will get a debrief from founder Mark Fishkin and director of programming Zoe Elton at the annual...
Hearts in San Francisco 2016 - AT&T Park

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation announces ‘Hearts in San Francisco’ artists (#HeartsInSF)

One of the city's most beloved traditions continues. San Francisco General Hospital Foundation today announced it has selected artists for its upcoming "Hearts in San Francisco" public art series (full list below). Established in 2004, the initiative will culminate in an auction (February 2017) with proceeds benefiting the Zuckerberg San...

A Grand Finale for the Merolini

San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program is one of the most prestigious training programs in the world for young singers. Its participants can already boast of long singing resumes and top awards, and its alumni include superstars like Anna Netrebko, Joyce DiDonato, and Thomas Hampson. The extraordinary talent displayed at...

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke reveals filmmaking secrets (Video)

When it comes to Catherine Hardwicke one word comes to mind: hustle. As I discovered when I met the energetic director at the Mill Valley Film Festival you can't help but come away from a Harwicke encounter without being inspired. And educated. It was while filming the seminal skateboarding and surf...
Neither Heaven Nor Earth - Film Review

Haunting “Neither Heaven Nor Earth” not to be missed

While on a mission in Afghanistan, a French captain's men begin to disappear. Clément Cogitore's war mystery features a thoughtful script, and brilliant performance by Jeremie Renier.