bookoflife

‘The Book of Life’ not quite lively enough

Mexican producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez decided to focus on a holiday that gets much less attention than Halloween does in the United States during this time of year. His musical animated feature “The Book of Life,” released Friday, takes place on Dia de los Muertos, the Read More…

Culture Collide Fest provides global music scope in SF

Elbo Room and the Chapel in San Francisco were some of the intimate but electrifying sites for Culture Collide acts Tuesday and Wednesday. The laid-back environment made it easy for new fans to be created, both of the international bands and of the festival itself.   Go Back to the Read More…

SF Fashion

San Francisco’s Fall Fashion Festival Recap

Fashion bloggers chat over pastel macarons and flutes of champagne, and someone is always posing for yet another selfie. On Oct. 9, the shops of Union Square became filled with these scenes of the classic fashion night out, as San Francisco’s fashionistas celebrated the city’s first Fall Fashion Festival. Planned Read More…

Lilting

‘Lilting’ explores culture, sexuality, death

The subject of death is a complex one, and it is often glazed over in films as a temporary tangent to a larger narrative. On the contrary, in director Hong Khaou’s “Lilting,” the flux of nostalgia, reminiscence and crumbling recollections of the death of a lost one serve as the Read More…

kimbra

Kimbra talks echoes, dreams and her latest album

Ditch the gloomy weather with a pair of headphones and Kimbra’s new album, The Golden Echo. Filled with R&B influenced beats, her sounds have gotten more technologically savvy in her sophomore album, which features a variety of artists ranging from Bilal to John Legend. The up-and-coming New Zealand musician, best Read More…