Portraying the development of a young girl in an unconventional family, "The Glass Castle" succcessfully showcases the memories of author Jeannette Walls.

Free-spirited energy showcased in ‘The Glass Castle’

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How does a filmmaker recreate a life? A life so complicated, untraditional and free-spirited that it was difficult for me to even visualize it in written form. As I headed to the theater to watch Destin Daniel Cretton’s film adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ memoir “The Glass Castle,” I assumed that it simply couldn’t be done. […]

Using Technology to Transform Your Closet

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We often experience the urge to liven up our clothing with some back-to-school shopping at this time of year. But the latest styles can be costly as retailers tend not to discount in August, knowing we’re eager to update our wardrobe. An alternative way to modernize our attire is by using various used-clothing shopping apps. […]

‘Leap’ out of the theaters

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Jumping past the main plot of the story, the newly released animated film “Leap” contains mostly unnecessary fluffiness and unrealistic features. Based on an orphan and her best friend’s journey in Europe in the late 1880s, the movie did a subpar job of captivating the audience and effectively delivering the storyline. Starting off with minimal […]


“Atypical” more like too-typical

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As a Netflix binge-watcher myself, there are many shows which are less-than-perfect that I can easily sit through. I’ve watched all of Gossip Girl, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Desperate Housewives, you name it. But when I sat down to watch “Atypical,” a comedy about an autistic teenager, I found myself cringing as I anticipated […]


Legion of Honor inspires with impressionism, millinery, and muses

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Walking downstairs into the special exhibit at the Legion of Honor, I did not get what I expected: walls covered in exquisite Edgar Degas paintings with a handful of other museum-goers milling about. Instead, what greeted me was a vision of pastels centered around an unexpected theme: hats. Not just any hats, but beautiful 19th […]

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Plow’s exceptional nosh makes up for unoriginal premise

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It’s a Monday, around 11 a.m., and most restaurants in San Francisco are getting those few stragglers who decided to skip work or school for an extended breakfast. But at Plow, the S.F. brunch institution on Potrero Hill, those stragglers are not few in number, but rather, crowd the street curbs and wooden planter boxes […]


A walk down memory lane: Things to do before you say goodbye

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 TrainTown, Sonoma Who doesn’t love a good choo-choo? Although you may exceed the height limit, take a ride down to the town of trains and relive your glory days, when Thomas the Tank Engine still ruled the airways. “All aboard!”  Your Town’s Park From the swings to the slide to the spider-web net, parks are […]


Chart-topping Chainsmokers album proves unmemorable

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The recently released debut album of the Chainsmokers, “Memories…Do Not Open,” wasn’t particularly memorable, but that hasn’t stopped the album from already hitting number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts after being released for one month. The 12-song album by the EDM-pop duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall rewards dedicated fans with their […]


Summer of Love exhibit amuses with vibrant relics

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Tie-dye, protests, hippies and LSD: those might be some of the first things that come to mind when you think of the Summer of Love. Based in the San Francisco area, specifically the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, the Summer of Love occurred during the summer of 1967. A new exhibit at the de Young Museum celebrates its […]

Filled with steak, lettuce and cilantro, the tacos de carne asada offer a fresh taste and delicious flavor, although they are price for teenagers at a cost of $15 for three tacos.

Tamal delivers delicious, pricey Mexican cuisine to Fairfax

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Marin’s new Mexican restaurant Tamal made it clear that it was not a restaurant for teenagers the minute a friend and I walked through the doors clad in shorts and tank tops. The look of bewilderment on the host’s face as he realized we wanted to eat dinner illustrated the more high-end atmosphere of the […]