| Sep 10, 2010
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The Italian textile manufacturer and men's suit maker Ermenegildo Zegna is scheduled to bring its yearlong, peripatetic centennial celebration to its Beverly Hills store on Tuesday. At almost exactly the same time, New York Fashion Week hits full stride...
| Oct 24, 2010
Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Hollywood costume designer Jean-Pierre Dorléac was mentored by the legendary Edith Head, who died 29 years ago today. He is frustrated by long-standing accounts that credit Givenchy with the classic black H-neckline...
| Jun 19, 2011
Back when hats were an indispensible element of civilized dressing, neighborhoods typically boasted a hat shop — a social spot where milliners made and fit hats for the locals.
It's that cordial vibe of an old-school chapeau shop that San...
| Dec 13, 2010
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As Disney California Adventure reaches the midway point of a $1.1-billion expansion, I'd like to take a speculative look at what Walt Disney Imagineering might have in mind for Phase 2 of the massive renovation project.
DCA's extreme makeover was...
| Dec 2, 2010
Dear SOS: I was recently in San Francisco and had brunch at Serpentine in an area called Dogpatch. They made the most incredible savory bread pudding — the bread was combined with summer squash, zucchini and sweet corn among other things. I don't...
| Nov 19, 2010
Orange County offers both opportunity and pitfalls for farmers market shoppers.
The area's demand for fresh local produce far exceeds the supply, particularly for crops such as stone fruit and apples, and it's difficult for upstate growers to make it...
| Dec 9, 2010
Fall is the harvest season, right? That's especially true when it comes to cookbooks, which every year arrive in a seasonal flood that puts apples and pears to shame. By some counts, as many as three-fourths of all cookbooks in the United States are...
| Apr 7, 2011
Bar Agricole, 355 11th St., San Francisco; (415) 355-9400; http://www.baragricole.com. Cocktails, $10; food, $5 to $18.
Benu, 22 Hawthorne St., San Francisco; (415) 685-4860; http://www.benusf.com. Small appetizers, $12 to $14; pasta with truffles, $22...
| Jan 27, 2011
Chaya Brasserie, the 27-year-old French-Japanese restaurant, closed for a week in November to freshen up the interior. And when the doors swung open again, it had a new menu and a new chef. Shigefumi Tachibe, corporate chef of the Chaya Group, which...
| Sep 27, 2010
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A new study finds that nearly 40% of high-tech imaging scans conducted in the course of research reveal an unexpected abnormality that could be medically worrisome. These unsought discoveries -- known as "incidental findings" -- confront researchers with...
| May 29, 2011
| 4:17 PM
When Leonard Kastle's debut movie as a writer and director, "The Honeymoon Killers," was released in 1970, critics raved over the grimly realistic, low-budget, black-and-white crime drama about a lowlife lothario and his overweight nurse lover whose...
| May 9, 2011
Bill Blackbeard, an early scholar of newspaper comics who created an indispensable archive in San Francisco that helped legitimize the study of comics in popular culture, has died. He was 84.
Blackbeard died at a Country Villa nursing home in...