Sunday, December 10, 2017

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This year marks the 30th annual presentation of the world’s first outdoor comedy concert. That’s right, Comedy Day is turning 30, but you can trust that it will continue to bring five hours of funny to Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 19. The free event features 40 comedians on one stage in a non-stop relay of jokes.

This year’s lineup, a combination of up-and-coming talent, national and Bay Area favorites, and a cadre of comedians who first performed during Comedy Day’s early ‘80s infancy, includes: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Ammiano, Diane Amos,... Read More



UTV Motion Pictures

Directed and Written by Anusha Rivzi

Produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao

With all the big, bright splashy blockbusters that have become the typical summer fare, it’s very easy to forget that there are other movies out there. Smaller movies with actors and directors you’ve never heard of. But in their own way just as entertaining as the mega-budget special effects laden extravaganzas we break our necks to be the first to see.

PEEPLI [LIVE] is exactly one of those smaller films. I would probably have waited... Read More

Public television depends upon its viewers for the majority of its fundraising. Always on offer is a vast array of programming suitable for family, and after 8 PM programming is directed more to older family members. I always snuggle up on the sofa, all cozy and with a bit of anticipation, to watch these programs. Lately, BBC's Masterpiece Theatre has been presented to us in generous portions, usually on Sunday evenings and Friday nights as well.

The casting crew has screened the actors they put through their auditions and they are the real deal. They have passed all the tests and possess... Read More

Joining us today is Jonathan Williams, author of Jungle Sunrise. We'll talk to Jonathan about his debut novel, the rewards and frustrations of becoming published, and his future projects.

Welcome, Jonathan. It's wonderful to have you with us. Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself?

I served as a missionary with the International Mission Board’s Xtreme Team in the jungles of Peru for two years. It was there, lying under a mosquito net in a hut in the middle of the Amazon Jungle, that I began to write my first novel, Jungle Sunrise.

I write and live in North Texas... Read More

I would like to introduce you to a really cool dude named Michele Gargaro. He's a young man I worked with at a factory in the south of China. Together Michele and I braved conditions that I could never truly describe here in this post. It would take a 100's of pictures and 1000's of words to even get close.

Michele's father was one of the great craftsman in the art of making upholstered furniture in southern Italy. When he was just a young boy, he worked in his father's factory in Italy during the summers and weekends. There, he also learned the fine art of handcrafting upholstered furniture... Read More

Most of my friends know that I'm a total coffee freak! However, traveling so frequently to China, and later living there for a few years, I developed a huge love for tea as well. Not just because it's a bit difficult to find a good cup of coffee in China, but because I discovered the art and the deep traditions of Gong Fu Cha.

Over time you may have read my references to Gong Fu Cha (Gong-Foo-Chahh), so I thought it would be a good idea to explain exactly what it is, to those of you who may not know.

Gong Fu Cha simply means Traditional Tea Ceremony. I visited my first real Chinese... Read More

An assassin born of death and violation is the most dangerous of all. Cold Lonely Courage tells her story. The action begins during the German Blitzkrieg attack on France in the opening days of World War II. The heroine, Madeleine Toche races to the front to find her brother dying after his unit is destroyed as the Germans advance. Crushed, Madeleine returns his body to her parents. In the months that follow, Madeleine is raped by a Nazi officer. Seeking revenge she kills him and flees to England to volunteer for duty with Britain’s shadowy Special Operations Executive. Trained as an assassin... Read More

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