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Foreign Cinema

Presence of Women

Gayle Pirie | Posted 09.30.2013 | San Francisco
Gayle Pirie

The unrelenting volume comparison of women vs. men in the culinary realm compels me to shout out a very rich alpha-female-chef-centric story. Women were the fulcrum to the culinary machination of our Bay Area riches we draw from today.

Grattis På Födelsedagen, Ingmar Bergman!

Jack Meyer | Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts
Jack Meyer

July 14 marks the birthday of legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. The quintessential art house filmmaker would have turned ninety five this year. I revisit his films and I am always surprised to discover something new about a character (and sometimes myself).

Revenge of the Brussels Sprouts

Anneli Rufus | Posted 02.26.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Brussels sprouts are the only vegetable I ever really liked. People have always mocked me for this, but apparently now it's cool. The Brusselian Era is upon us at long last, and I, for one, welcome our cruciferous overlords.

Liquid Legacy: What to Do With the Four Bottles of Vintage Whiskey I Inherited?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 12.19.2012 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

After my mother passed away last year, I was tasked with emptying out her house in Los Angeles. I found a wheeled, wrought-iron bar cart bearing funny swizzle sticks, a wooden monkey and four old bottles of whiskey. What now?

Japanese New-Wave Director Hiroshi Teshigahara as Renaissance Man (VIDEO)

Network Awesome | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Network Awesome

Viewing Hiroshi Teshigahara's 1965 short White Morning, it's easy to get the impression that the filmmaker, like Scorsese or Godard, is obsessed with cinema itself, totally devoted to deciphering its language and developing its potential.

Thanksgiving Needs a Deep Extension Into December

Gayle Pirie | Posted 01.29.2012 | San Francisco
Gayle Pirie

Maybe instead of worrying if you saved 10%, 20% or 50% on something most likely made in China, that you can exist without, you can be part of baby steps to mindfulness and an appreciation of what is around you.

PHOTOS: City's Top Chefs Reveal Their Secret Recipes

| Shyla Batliwalla | Posted 10.21.2011 | San Francisco

How many times have we all obsessed over a delicious dish when dining out and said to ourselves, "I wish I could cook like this?" With a little hel...