Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles

Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor November 17, 2007-February 17, 2008 http://www.famsf.org/legion/exhibitions/exhibition.asp?exhibitionkey=737 The San Francisco Fine Arts Museum Legion of Honor is blessed with the exclusive exhibition of the finest  ...

Cadillac Records: culturevulture.net -film review

Cadillac Records is the fictionalized story of Chicago’s legendary Chess Records, its owner, Len Chess and some of Chess’ fabulous early stars—Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry and Etta James. Cadillac Records surprised me. I expected the  ...

Quantum of Solace

Regardless of what you may have heard, I did not travel from San Francisco to London to see Quantum of Solace before it opened in the US. But I did see the film on my first night in London, at  ...

Six Jane Austen tales on PBS Masterpiece Theatre

As a special treat to keep your winter blues at the doorstep, PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre is presenting six of Jane Austen’s enchanting tales of sex and society in early 19th century England. Starting January 13, 2008, Masterpiece Theatre will feature  ...

Cranford

Brimming with the finest English actors, directed with great skill, finished with high production values and based on the entertaining and insightful writings of Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford is simply an all-around pleasure to watch. Cranford is a sleepy 1840’s English  ...

Foyle’s War

The fourth series of the applauded British ITV series, Foyle’s War, recently aired on PBS’ Mystery, now joins the first three series for sale on DVD. Set in a quiet coastal village in England during World War II, Foyle’s War  ...

Inspector Lewis

The first all-new ninety-minute series of Inspector Lewis airs on PBS’ Masterpiece Mysteries, The Men of Mystery, Sunday evenings beginning June 22, 2008 and ending July 6, 2008. Two other new Men of Mystery series—Foyle's War: Series V (the final  ...

Sense and Sensibility

A grand new production of Sense and Sensibility marks Masterpiece Theatre’s best and last of its series, The Complete Jane Austen. Award winning writer Andrew Davies, who also wrote the screenplay for Northanger Abbey (as well as the BBC/A&E versions  ...

The Tudors Season One

The Tudors, an exuberant and engrossing series about young King Henry VIII, begins on Showtime on April 1st at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Strong acting, gorgeous sets, beautiful costumes and the fascinating historical period combine to make the series come  ...

This American Life

Six episodes of a new television version of the popular Chicago Public Radio/Public Radio International show, This American Life, will be shown on cable TV’s Showtime starting on March 22nd, 10:30pm ET/PT. Ira Glass has been the producer and host  ...