Monica Turner

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The Art of Banksy - Girl with Balloon

Where’s Banksy? Try San Francisco

'The Art of Banksy' exhibit to debut at San Francisco's iconic Palace of Fine Arts.
Jenna Malone in 'Porcupine' at the Napa Valley Film Festival

What’s Happening: ‘Porcupine’ with Jena Malone premieres at Napa Valley Film Festival

All access screening passes for $99 will allow unlimited streaming access to the schedule of films throughout the festival.
The Sundance Institute Announces Joana Vicente as CEO

Indie Film: Producer Joana Vicente named new Sundance Institute CEO

The Sundance Institute -- host of the annual Sundance Film Festival -- today named independent media veteran and producer (Awake, CapharnaĆ¼m) Joana Vicente its new CEO. Per the email announcement from Sundance Chair Pat Mitchell: "Joana comes to Sundance as a true champion of discovering, incubating, and encouraging independent artistry in...
Manresa Michelin Guide - Three Star - Best Restaurant San Francisco Bay Area Review

Michelin Guide 2021 San Francisco: Complete list of best restaurants

San Francisco remains a culinary powerhouse.
La La Land - Mill Valley Film Festival - Interview Video

What’s Happening: Mill Valley Film Festival 2021 returns this Fall with hybrid format

One of the region's preeminent festivals returns this Fall. Organizers of the Mill Valley Film Festival -- presented by the California Film Institute (CFI) -- have announced that the 2021 edition will feature both online screenings and in-person screenings across the San Francisco Bay Area: "The 2021 Festival will continue to...
Miss Americana - Taylor Swift

Film News: Sundance Film Festival returns in-person for 2022

Some good news for those who enjoy attending film festivals the old fashioned way: in-person. Sundance today announced that it would be shifting to a hybrid model for the 2022 edition of its storied film festival. That means, as is all too common these days, a virtual component. But it also...
Blueair DustMagnet 5200 Series

Blueair announces new line of ‘DustMagnet’ air purifiers that actually look stylish

Most air purifiers we've reviewed here on Stark Insider while mostly practical and useful to home owners are typically not the prettiest things ever. Sweden-based Blueair has often been the exception. Their pretty air purifiers such as the Blue Pure 211/211+ and 411/411+ have been praised as much for their...