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V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015
“Who wants cake?”

Film Review

Wild Tales

Energetic Argentine anthology believes revenge is a dish best served on fire

By Devin D. O’Leary
Energetic Argentine anthology Wild Tales feels revenge is a dish best served on fire.
Scarborough salad
photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Date Night Dining

Soul and Vine is perfect for a first impression

By Eric Castillo
Eric Castillo finds a new favorite date spot.

Sonic Reducer

Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late · Chief Keef Sorry 4 the Weight

By Elliot Pearson
This week we listened to If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late and Sorry 4 The Weight. Now with recommended singles!

Book Review

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Inanity

Review by Samantha Anne Carrillo

Find It In Everything: Photographs by Drew Barrymore

The heart wants what the heart wants. But probably it wants something with a little more substance than this celebrity vanity project.
V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015
Northern Ireland: Come for the car bombings, stay for the ethno-nationalist conflict.

Film Review

’71

Fast-paced British thriller drops viewers into the middle of the Northern Ireland conflict for some bruising action

By Devin D. O’Leary
Gripping thriller ’71 looks at the conflict in Northern Ireland from behind enemy lines.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Short and Sweet

Quality, not quantity defines the menu at Guava Tree Café

By Ari LeVaux
The “Latin thing” is in full swing at this Nob Hill café.
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Book Review

Awkward in Our Own Skin

Review by Erika Hanson

Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet

A warm and funny YA novel about finding your true self from Albuquerque author Jenny Ruden.
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015

Film Review

Cinderella

Non-update of classic Disney fairy tale is as comfortable and worn-out as an old shoe

By Devin D. O’Leary
Disney remakes Cinderella without the animation.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Mahlzeit!

Heimat House takes you back to the old country

By Holly von Winckel
A German-style Gasthaus serves up schnitzel and suds in the NE Heights.

Book Review

The Liar, the French and the IKEA Wardrobe

Review by Randyn Charles Bartholomew

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe: A Novel

The long, weird title is only the first of many enjoyable quirks in this beguiling French satire.
V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
The local playground leaves something to be desired.

Film Review

Leviathan

Grim Russian recasting of Biblical parable is intimate, challenging

By Devin D. O’Leary
Russian realist recasts Biblical parable in dark drama Leviathan.

Book Review

The Rancher and the Environmentalist

Review by Charles Vane

The Age of Consequences: A Chronicle of Concern and Hope

Courtney White’s ambitious take on environmental issues shines brightest when it brings both ranchers and environmentalists to the table.
V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

The Practice and Pleasures of Zendo

Coffee at Zendo ArtEspresso

By M. Brianna Stallings
This Downtown café offers local art and great coffee.
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Book Review

Men Who Loved Men in Berlin

Review by Samantha Anne Carrillo

Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity

A scholarly tome unveils a fascinating chapter in the pre-Stonewall history of the gay rights movement and the body of cultural and scientific knowledge that informed it.
V.24 No.8 | 2/19/2015
Margherita pizza
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Gioco

This sports bar is no joke-o

By Eric Castillo
A new sports bar scores a touchdown! Or maybe a homerun. We don’t know. We’re in it for the food.
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