Friday, June 8, 2012

Movie Reviews!

I decided to go with an "unexpected farm stories" theme for movie reviews in the May issue of CoastViews. David Lynch's The Straight Story is a strange partnership between Lynch and Disney Studios. How did that even happen? Babe: Pig in the City is a surreal sequel to 1995's Babe. To read the reviews, click here.

Friday, April 27, 2012

More Movie Reviews and a Filoli Article!

Woodside's Filoli is known for its beautiful gardens and historic mansion, but less well-known for the army of volunteers (over 1,200 people) who keep the National Trust for Historic Preservation site going. I was lucky enough to meet many of these enthusiastic and friendly folks at their last volunteer day back in February for an article that appeared in the April issue of Coast Views Magazine. The next volunteer recruitment day is coming up on May 19th. Read my article to learn more about it! While you're there, why not read my movie reviews of Hugo and The Illusionist?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

An Article About Early Bird Ranch Plus Movie Reviews!

This month I wrote an article about Pescadero's own Early Bird Ranch. Kevin and Shae Lynn Watt raise pastured chickens and turkeys. Recently they branched out into goats and meat rabbits. Read all about their approach to sustainable agriculture in the July issue of CoastViews Magazine.

And as usual, I've got two movie reviews: The animated feature Persepolis and summer blockbuster Thor. Both are based on graphic novels - one the story of a young girl growing up during the cultural revolution in Iran, the other a comic book based on a Viking myth.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Movie Reviews, Summer Solstice Dinners at Harley Farms, and an Interivew With Ken Mansfield

I'm excited about the articles I've written for the June issue of CoastViews Magazine. First off, I was lucky enough to interview Ken Mansfield, former U.S. Manager of Apple Records, Grammy-award winning record producer, and intimate friend of The Beatles. Ken spoke at Mariners Church in Half Moon Bay on April 30th and I was invited to speak with him about his life. Read my interview with Ken here.

I also wrote an article about Harley Farms' upcoming Summer Solstice dinner. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, Harley Farms is an artisan goat dairy in Pescadero. They host monthly dinners with organic, local foods. Read about the history of Harley Farms, their dinners, and find a recipe for flank steak with roasted peppers, onions, and goat cheese by clinking this link.

Finally, my movie reviews of two very different animated films: Disney's Tangled and the beautiful collaboration between France, Belgium, and Ireland, The Secret of Kells, can be found here.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

An Essay About KPDO and More Movie Reviews in CoastViews Magazine!

CoastViews Magazine published an essay I wrote about my experiences at KPDO 89.3 FM in honor of the station's first birthday. You can read that essay by clicking here.

I also reviewed Splice and The Social Network. My may movie reviews can be found here.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Movie Reviews and a Cover Story!

In addition to my movie reviews, CoastViews printed an article I wrote about the old Half Moon Bay Drag Strip in their Dream Machines issue!

To read "Half Moon Bay's Hot Rod History," click here.

My reviews of Ondine and Howl can be found here.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Movie Reviews in CoastViews!

Check out my reviews of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and Wet Hot American Summer by clicking on this link.

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