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Southwest: Van Life

To begin our road trip, we broke the most basic law of road trips: drive a car you know how to drive. In other words, if you’ve never driven a stick shift, a 2,140 mile journey is not the time to learn. But logic and reason can’t always win, especially not when you’ve been offered…

Monte Rio Food and Farm Film Fest

Tucked up in the bends of the Russian River sits an old Quonset building made of corrugated steel, mortar, and years of films. This is the Monte Rio Theater: a World War II era building that was recently bought by 25 friends who pooled their money to keep the local icon alive and showing. The…

Eat Real Festival 2013

We walked into Oakland’s Jack London Square, where at the edge of a crowded parking lot, a collection of colorful food trucks sat under a blazing sun that beat down on their metallic roofs, causing everyone to slide on sunglasses and bare those vitamin-D deprived shoulders. Today was the Eat Real Festival, 2013, and I…

Good vs. Evil

The show opened with Eric Ripert nervously laughing and muttering answers to a demanding Anthony Bourdain. Eric sat center-stage, hunched over on a folding metal chair, and watched Anthony circle him like an authentic detective. The questions were harsh and Anthony was relentless and, ten minutes in, he questioned Eric on a very sensitive topic:…