Jeanne Powell

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Jeanne is a published poet and essayist. She holds degrees from Wayne State University and the University of San Francisco. Jeanne has taught in the CS, UB and OLLI programs at universities in the City. Her books in print include MY OWN SILENCE and WORD DANCING from Taurean Horn Press.
Film Review: "Sylvie's Love'

Film Review: ‘Sylvie’s Love’ makes a convincing case for returning romantic love front and center to movies

Sylvie's Love 4.5 out of 5 stars - 'Uplifting' Directed and written by Eugene Ashe Starring Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Eva Longoria PG-13 | 1h 54min | Drama, Music, Romance | 2020 Review by Jeanne Powell With his second feature film Sylvie's Love, director and writer Eugene Ashe revives the concept of a true romance,...
Take Out Girl Stark Insider Lead Photo

‘Take Out Girl’ Film Review: Hedy Wong literally lights up the screen

Director Hisonni Johnson has generated a lot of buzz with his first feature film, Take Out Girl. Co-writer Hedy Wong literally lights up the screen as Tera, a young restaurant worker in the Low Bottoms section of Los Angeles, wanting to provide a better life for herself and her...
Sundance Film Festival: 'Kajillionaire" film review - Director Miranda July

Film Review: In ‘Kajillionaire’ director Miranda July creates wacky and wistful moments

Throughout it all, southern Los Angeles trembles in a series of earthquakes, most of which are small ones, all of which are symbolic.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery in San Francisco and New York

What’s Happening: Jenkins Johnson Gallery to feature artist Ben Aronson in conversation via Zoom

The Jenkins Johnson Gallery in San Francisco and New York is featuring artist Ben Aronson in conversation with gallerist Karen Jenkins-Johnson via Zoom on Friday, July 17th. Aronson is considered to be an "artist's artist." In his work he combines abstract expressionism with precise realism. You may be viewing a still life,...
Film Review: The High Note

Film Review: ‘The High Note’ & Dakota Johnson take us to the glamorous side of the Los Angeles music scene

Streaming at the end of May 2020 is a Focus Features film release directed by Nisha Ganatra and written by Flora Greeson. The High Note takes us to the glamorous side of the Los Angeles music scene, with lots of nostalgia for the classic moments in rock & roll. Tracee...
Sunday in the Park with George - Review at San Francisco Playhouse

Theater News: San Francisco Playhouse 2020-2021 season revealed

San Francisco Playhouse has just announced its upcoming season. This will be their 18th season, and their most ambitious one yet. In fact, the announcement was made the previous night at their first-ever live streaming season announcement party. On the mainstage will be Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman in its west...
Trader Joe's response to panic buying during coronavirus COVID-19 - Fearless Flyer

Trader Joe’s response to panic buying

In February 2020 Joseph Hardin Coulombe died at the age of 90. He founded the Trader Joe’s grocery store chain in the U.S. in 1967, and he would have been proud of the way TJ handled the recent spate of panic buying and hoarding. Those of us who have discovered...