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Education

KQED

The appearance of giant bags of candy corn is one of the first signs of fall. The divisive Halloween treats overflow on shelves at grocery stores, …

This Weekend: Artist Open Studios in Bernal Heights

It’s that creative time of year again, so put on your walking shoes to make your pilgrimage as part of the annual SF Open Studios series in Bernal Heights:<p>When SF Open Studios was started by a group of enterprising artists in 1975, no one could have foreseen that it would become a citywide art …

Butterscotch Pie with Curry Crust

8 Servings<p>Curry crust? Trust us: This lightly spiced crumb will win Best in Show. If you want to take it even further, add a teaspoon of toasted crushed cumin seeds, too.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>curry crumb crust<p>1 teaspoon fennel seeds<p>8 oz. vanilla wafer cookies<p>2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>2 …

Baking

Thanks to the “mancession,” metrosexuals have become “manfluencers™”

They called it the “Great Mancession.” As the post-2008 economic decline put more men out of work than women in the US, marketers began to notice a trend: Men in opposite-sex couples were taking over what had traditionally been women’s roles. In focus group after focus group, Julie Murphy, an …

San Francisco

Say Hello to Rick Ross

1980: Crack was just turning up in the United States. The contras were seeking funds to support their civil war in Nicaragua. And an L. A. kid was looking for an opportunity. The combination would change America.<p><i>Published in the October 2013 80th Anniversary issue</i><p><b>The real Rick Ross is not a rapper.</b> …

Crime

The 5 ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ Episodes Every Filmmaker Should Watch

The 5 'Inside the Actors Studio' Episodes Every Filmmaker Should Watch<p>Simply known as the “seminar” for the students of the Actors Studio Drama …

Food TV

Esquire Network, the new network with a bunch of food shows, was supposed to be a rebranding of G4. But NBCUniversal has changed its mind and Esquire will instead replace the <b>Style Network</b>. From the <i>Hollywood Reporter</i>: "For Esquire, the move enables the forthcoming men's lifestyle net to launch on a …

Claire of the Sea Light

Books

The Classical Origins of Great TV

<b>As the final half-season</b> of <i>Breaking Bad</i> edges toward its conclusion, hero-turned-villain Walter White, a mild-mannered chemistry teacher who began cooking crystal meth and has now become the kingpin of his own drug cartel, may be forced to dispose of his pupil and filial sidekick, Jesse (and …

TV

Christine and Pierre's Kitchen: All About Flooring

This is what the floor looks like in the rest of the apartment. 100 year old mill-run birch. LOTS of variation.<p><b>Name:</b> Christine & Pierre<b><br>Type of</b> …

Home Improvement

The 33 Best Cartoon Men in TV History

<b>It seems silly to say,</b> but we will: A man watches cartoons. Not watched. Watches. He watches for nostalgia. Or to appease his kid. Or because they're made for him and not the kid (which is why a good many nowadays air after bedtime). No matter the reason, cartoons have informed how nearly all of us …

Cartoons

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Fear of Flying, Animation About a Bird Who is Afraid of Flying

“Fear of Flying” is a charming short animation about a bird who tries to avoid flying south for the winter due to his paralyzing fear of flying. The …

Animation

Francis Ford Coppola: What I've Learned

The 70-year-old director on meeting Gotti, wanting Scorsese to helm Godfather II, ignoring The Sopranos, and more (wine with Bill Cosby, anyone?)<p><b>When I was sixteen or seventeen,</b> I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be a playwright. But everything I wrote, I thought, was weak. And I can remember …

Bill Cosby

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

Zagat