.Jeffrey Edalatpour

Apr 5, 2023

Redefining Fine Dining at Bistronomie by Baumé

Bruno Chemel doesn’t like the term “fine dining.” Nor does he apply it to the food he serves at his restaurant Bistronomie by Baumé.  Chemel...
Mar 22, 2023

Zach Braff’s ‘A Good Person’ Tells a Story of Redemption

Zach Braff’s A Good Person is a syrupy rendition of films like Ordinary People and The Sweet Hereafter. The depressed mood in these movies saturates...
Chef Scott Nishiyama
Jan 18, 2023

Chef Scott Nishiyama Serves Shareable Feasts at Ethel’s Fancy

René Redzepi's recent announcement that he’s closing Noma—known amongst foodies as “the best restaurant in the world”—may or may not be a bellwether marking...
Stephanie Syjuco
Jan 4, 2023

Stephanie Syjuco Goes Full Color

There’s a colorchecker at the center of Stephanie Syjuco’s collage Pileup (Brass Bells). It’s 24 squares of color contained within a black frame.  The artist...
SV Dining
Nov 2, 2022

Sand Hill Kitchen Serves Food and Inner Peace

Sand Hill Kitchen is the restaurant equivalent of Soma, the wonder drug in Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World. The instant you arrive on...
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
Oct 19, 2022

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Kicks off Two Weeks of Streaming

When the pandemic arrived in March of 2020, Tzvia Shelef didn’t want to cancel the Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival. With only a month...
Aug 10, 2022

Jim Gaffigan Stars in ‘Linoleum’

Comedian Jim Gaffigan plays a dual role in Colin West’s family melodrama Linoleum.  As Cameron, he is the picture of middle-aged disappointment and regret. He...
Tiffany Derry
Jul 27, 2022

PBS’s The Great American Recipe Cooks Family Classics

Chef Tiffany Derry was in the middle of her shift when a talent scout from Top Chef called to speak with her. At first,...

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