Jennifer Woods Come grab a seat, you've just arrived at the third meeting of the Chow Bella Book Club! We've gathered to discuss Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl. As you probably already know, apples don't really make much of an appearance in this book. It's really more of a feeling Reich ... More >>
Chow Bella Book Clubbers, are you ready for the holidays? We're already deep in run-around-and-be-festive mode, why not a book that might be familiar to some of you that's already been a New York Times bestseller - so we already know it's good one. It's also full of recipes, stories of fami ... More >>
Christopher Gross We've known and loved Chef Christopher Gross' French-inspired cuisine for so many years -- we guess you could say we have a "crush" on him - sorry, couldn't resist. For a little fun, Chef Gross likes to fly across the pond and jump on his bike to give it a spin. This is him at ... More >>
Renee WalkerCurrent food label.With all the hoopla finally dying down on MyPlate, the new icon of healthy eating from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that replaced the food pyramid, maybe it's time the nation focused on another food-related headache of sorts: the nutrition label. ... More >>
A Bay Area Thai restaurant just opened a new location at Scottsdale's Shops at Gainey Village, and there's already favorable early buzz from a couple of my favorite food spies. Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery has a sister restaurant in Oakland, California, along with three other Thai spots run by the ... More >>
Pulitzer Prize winner Ryan GabrielsonRyan Gabrielson, the former reporter for the East Valley Tribune who, along with Paul Giblin, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for exposing how immigration enforcement by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office undermined criminal investigations and emergency respo ... More >>
Who says you have to wait until the sun goes down to have a good time? "I used to like St. Patrick's Day, back in the '90's." That's what Ron, the morning barkeep at Pat Murphy's, tells my day-drinking gal-pal Ronda and I when we pop in for pre-St. Patrick's Day brews at Pat Murphy's. R ... More >>
One thing was clear during halftime of the tightly contested Arizona State-California men's basketball game up in Berkeley on Saturday afternoon:The Sun Devils were up by one point, but it was about the shakiest lead one could imagine.ASU's three-point shooters, Derek Glasser, Ty Abbott and Rihar ... More >>
www.eastvalleytribune.comGod bless those busy bees over at the East Valley Tribune. These days no one's got time for massive enterprise projects -- and we mean no one! Some times we're jumping on news so fast, we feel like we're literally going to keel over from the sheer insanity of journalism i ... More >>
By Bromirski from Flickr Creative Commons"George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page From an American History Textbook" by Robert Colescott. Much like the death of Michael Jackson overshadowed the loss of Farrah Fawcett, Bisbee, AZ artist Rose Johnson's untimely and tragic demise diverted ... More >>
The East Valley Tribune is losing another member of its Pulitzer-prize-winning team: Reporter Ryan Gabrielson (right), the lead writer of the award-winning series on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is heading to UC-Berkeley to work as a journalism fellow.
American Idiot will take the stage this fall in BerkeleyBerkeley punk rockers Green Day will adapt their multi-platinum, Grammy-winning, catnip-for-angst-ridden tweens album American Idiot to the stage, just in time to open Berkeley Repertoire's 2009/10 season. The musical will be the first for the ... More >>
It's a groundbreaking moment in the search for other planets and possibly other life in the universe.
Mosaic than you can shake a stick at
Impersonator conjures crooner
Beantown punkers light the fuse
Rock 'n' roll the vote this election year
The members of evening are ready to ditch their day jobs, but not their newfound friends
Getting registered with legends
Yesterday Rules (Lookout!)
Christopher's Fermier Brasserie
The smaller the cafe, the more charming the food
Berkeley boys look on the dark side
The Velvet Room gets a fishy facelift
The Moss Brothers are a novelty act -- until you hear them
What happens when you cram too much music into one city and two pairs of eardrums? Nothing, if you move too fast to hear it all.
Using detailed instructions left by Orson Welles, top film editor Walter Murch has remade "the best B-movie" ever, Welles' Touch of Evil
The highs and lows of another adventurous year in the world of indie rock
Olympia festival embraces ideals of indie rock
Pulling influence from Cobain as well as Coltrane, Charlie Hunter leads the charge for alt. generation jazz
In this issue: Safehouse, Duh Nobuddies, Budget Girls, Hepcat and a lethal mix of speed freaks and Tuna Helper
Bruce Springsteen takes up where The Grapes of Wrath left off
Their idea of a good time is to dress up in medieval armor, stage elaborate battles and fight for a royal title. Any effort to unmask the fantasy would be feudal.