101 Warren Street, Tribeca, NYC

Zillow Link Magnificient one bedroom one and a half bathroom, 1,225 sf apartment with 158 sqft loggia located at the New 101 Warren Street Condominium. This sunfilled apartment features city views through 12 ft floor-to-ceiling windows, South American walnut lapacho wood flooring, large eat-in kitchen, Miele wall oven  ...

34 Gladys Street, San Francisco

Zillow link Behind the white picket fence is a home steeped in San Francisco history. The sellers state that at one time the house was owned by the grandparents of Beach Blanket Babylon creator Steve Silver. These current owners were surprised to find an old liquor still &  ...

Sir András Schiff at London’s Wigmore Hall

Sir András Schiff is traversing the final three piano sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in concerts across America and Europe. Twelve sonatas in total are spread across three concerts which celebrate the sonata form, "one of the greatest inventions in Western music" (András Schiff), a  ...

The First Monday in May (2016)

No doubt, the documentary "The First Monday in May" will draw comparisons to "The September Issue," although done by different directors. Besides probably drawing some of the same audience, both feature fashion, Vogue magazine and its editor, Anna Wintour. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end. Where "The  ...

Sweet Bean (2016)

The theme of “unlikely friendships” in a film may be over used and sometimes used ineffectively, but for Sweet Bean it’s appropriate, effective and welcome. Sweet Bean is a delicious red bean paste, the heart of the dorayaki pancakes of Japan and the thing that brings the film’s main  ...

The Revisionist

Oh Jesse, you should have known better. You are at the top of my list of millennial actors but you stumbled with this one. First of all, when you write something, do not title it such that it is an open invitation for critics to bitingly tell you what they  ...

Rain

One thing the Old Globe does exceptionally well is make Shakespeare relevant. Through sets, costumes and playfully exploiting the Bard’s lack of stage directions, the theater brings these plays alive for 21st Century audiences. They feel significant. Unfortunately, “Rain” does not receive the same treatment. Set in Samoa  ...

Act of God

God descends from the heavens to San Francisco’s Tenderloin Golden Gate Theater to announce the Good News: a post-modern, pre-apocalyptic update of the Ten Commandments. And who better to play God tossing out rewrites than Sean Hayes? Hayes was the busybody passive-aggressive Jack, of “Will and Grace,” whose character nibbled  ...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Berkeley

The Alvin Ailey troupe is back at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall looking as good as ever — maybe even a little better. Under the artistic direction of Robert Battle, this large, well-disciplined group of dancers continues the tradition of its founder, and his successor, the great dancer Judith Jamison, in  ...

Two Trains Running

August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” is the 60's installment of his Century Cycle plays that track African American life from each decade of the 20th century. "Train" is set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1969 and concerns the lives, hopes and defeats of six African-American men and  ...