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The Commissary in San Francisco is as Much Great Locally Sourced Cuisine as it is Historic Novelty By Steve V. Rodriguez

Dining at the less than year old restaurant, The Commissary by Traci des Jardines is as much a foodie delight of locally sourced Spanish influenced cuisine, as it is a history lesson of San Francisco’s Presidio district. Yes, you will delight in the seasonal cuisine that draws influence from Spain, and the tremendous impact Spanish […] Click to read more »

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Powerhouse Names like Margaret Cho, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kevin Pollak, Natasha Lyonne, Julie Brown and Kevin McDonald Top the 14th Year of Sketchfest in San Francisco By Kevin M. Thomas

SF Sketchfest celebrates its 14th year in San Francisco with a program of known headliners, up-and-comers and movie and stage plays – all to get to your funny bone with shows at over a dozen San Francisco venues through Feb. 8. Besides having reunions from TV shows of the past like  “News Radio”, there’s also […] Click to read more »

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Oscar Nominations Aren’t Necessarily a Case of Black and White by Kevin M. Thomas

The Academy Award nominations were announced recently and everyone nominated in the acting categories is white. No color at all. While this does draw attention, it isn’t the first time that a movie or actor has been snubbed – whether they are of any color, race or sexual orientation. This year’s acting nominees the only […] Click to read more »

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Catching Up with the Oscars: Seeing Current Nominees and Old Classics To Set the Mood by Kevin M. Thomas

The Academy Awards are the topic of many a conversation – whether it’s at a party, the water cooler or at the movie concession stand. Now is the time to cram for Oscar contests by catching up on this year’s nominees and getting in the mood by watching some old classic winners (and losers) on […] Click to read more »

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Street Chic from Two Top Fashion Trade Shows: Capsule & Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fair By Carlton Jones

Carlton Jones recently hit two important fashion trade shows: Capsule and Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Trade Shows. The two important fairs are open to fashion industry experts and buyers to introduce progressive fashion. Capsule Men’s in New York occurred January 19th and 20th, and will make it’s way to Paris and Las Vegas. It will […] Click to read more »

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Legendary Artist, Keith Haring’s Work is Still Relevant, Fresh and Thought-Provoking Today in THE POLITICAL LINE

Art should always provoke, inspire and illicit some sort of emotion despite when it was originally created. Keith Haring may have passed away in 1990, but his work continues to be fresh and relevant to social topics of today, particularly in the current exhibit, THE POLITICAL LINE at the de Young – Legion of Honor Fine […] Click to read more »

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The Jewel that is STILL ALICE by Frank D. Pond

  Still Alice is a jewel of a film with performances that border the sublime.  The Golden Globe voters got that too in rewarding the breathtaking performance by Julianne Moore.  The film opens on January 16th and is one that should not be missed. Yet, I almost took a pass on the film.  Noting that […] Click to read more »

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HBO Series “Looking” Better Than Ever by Kevin M. Thomas

“Looking,” the gay hip San Francisco-based HBO series, returns Sunday, Jan. 11 to new and exciting episodes. The season premiere picks right up where it left off last year – Patrick and Agustin healing their wounds from broken romances by finding comfort in the arms of other men while Dom is trying on monogamy for […] Click to read more »

Paddington the Movie

“Paddington” hits a soft spot for the young and old and shows promising signs for future sequels By Steve V. Rodriguez

Upon my family’s recent December trip to London we couldn’t help notice the outpouring of love and chatter about the bear that’s grabbed the hearts of both young and old, while somehow crossing multi-generations of time. I’m talking about Paddington the bear: the furry brown bear with the red rain hat and blue duffle coat that […] Click to read more »

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The Fashion Moda in Jamaica is more than ready to walk the Global Runway

Accepting the invitation of Kerry Ann Clark to attend the third annual Collection Moda, allowed me a thorough insight on the quickly changing landscape of fashion in the Caribbean. The Collection Moda is a brilliant weekend in Kingston Jamaica showcasing some of the best emerging talent in the industry in addition to established international designers. […] Click to read more »