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11/25/2015 at 09:53 PM
Bay Area food banks are ramping up their donation drives in the final days before Thanksgiving, but many are still coming up short. Officials at San Jose Sacred Heart Community Service say rising housing prices have increased the demand for their services and that they still need 1,500 turkeys for their Thanksgiving meals. We'll check in with local food banks about their holiday and year-round needs.
11/25/2015 at 09:45 PM
B.C. Energy Minister Bill Bennett and B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan on the construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam. Scott Hannah and Leona Gadsby on how to avoid racking up debt during the holidays.
Kander and his partner Fred Ebb wrote the songs for a number of musicals, including 'Chicago,' 'Cabaret,' and 'Kiss of the Spider Woman.' His new album is 'John Kander: Hidden Treasures.' Also, David Edelstein reviews 'Carol,' starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
Flooding is expected in parts of the Bay Area this week as part of a tidal pattern known as King Tides. The higher than normal tides will occur mid to late morning and may bring sea water to low-lying areas like underpasses and coastal trails. We discuss the science behind the King Tide phenomenon, which some say might become the new normal as sea levels continue to rise.
Charles Dickens is loved by generations of readers. You'll find some of his characters walking around at "The Great Dickens Christmas Fair," an annual Bay Area event where thousands of devotees lovingly reenact the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas, including everything from hot mulled wine to historically-accurate hoop skirts.
StoryCorps has archived over 65,000 interviews of family and friends asking one another about everything from falling in love, to being a single mom, to fighting in combat. And this Thanksgiving weekend StoryCorps has a very ambitious goal for Thanksgiving weekend -- to double that number. The organization has launched a new mobile app to make interviewing family members easier. Forum talks with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay to get some interviewing how-to's and about the effort to preserve the stories of an entire generation over a single ...
Culture critic Jennifer Stone's commentary on social justice as reflected in film, television, theatre and mass media: the Zeitgeist watch.
11/25/2015 at 09:32 PM
11/25/2015 at 09:31 PM
Is the Center Theater Group finally rediscovering its political voice? A new play there has us thinking about gender roles and white privilege.
11/25/2015 at 09:30 PM
High Speed Rail works when it connects people and businesses. Joe Mathews and Sam Lubell ask, will California?s bullet trains do that? What makes a house a home? A look at how designers create "homes" for absentee owners, and how the home-less create a sense of home.
11/25/2015 at 09:00 PM
In a new documentary for the PBS series American Experience, filmmaker Ric Burns tells the tale of a small group of extreme people whom history and...
11/25/2015 at 08:15 PM
How far do you go to honor the Golden Rule, to “do unto others”? Chances are you don’t go nearly as far as the people profiled in journalist Larissa...
Artist and architect Maya Lin discusses her new book, Topologies, a comprehensive monograph of her environmental installations and memorials. Spanning the last three decades, the book features sketches and drawings demonstrating Lin's unique process in creating projects like Storm King's Wavefield and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
"Topologies" by Maya Lin
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11/25/2015 at 08:01 PM
No matter how much planning we do for Thanksgiving, there are always last minute questions about the tried-and-true recipes, as well as the dishes we've never made before. Enter New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark, who will join us to troubleshoot all your Thanksgiving needs!
Melissa Clark's Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Caraway
Melissa Clark's Leek and Sweet Potato Gratin
Deputy editor at Bon Appetit Andrew Knowlton tells us about his newly adopted holiday tradition, Friendsgiving. He’ll explain why he’s ditched the family meal in favor of a gathering with friends, and give tips about how to create your own Friendsgiving.
Have questions about attending, or hosting, your own Friendsgiving? Let us know in the comments!
Acclaimed film historian and biographer James Curtis chronicles the life of William Cameron Menzies, Hollywood's first production designer, who many consider the greatest in his field. William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films to Come paints a portrait of the man who dramatically influenced the film industry.
William Menzies created Atlanta for "Gone With the Wind." He also made it burn. Watch a clip below:
EVENTS: James Curtis is introducing four screenings throughout Film Forum's three-week William Cameron Menzies re...
As more people turn to Uber and Airbnb, economists warn there will be less job security. Is there a contradiction between loving the sharing economy and hating precarious work?
11/25/2015 at 07:45 PM
Good Food heads to the strip to explore the evolution of Vegas dining, all you can eat buffets, luxury fine dining and the city's most mind-bending cocktail.
11/25/2015 at 07:30 PM
This week's Thanksgiving edition of Movie Date includes reviews "Carol," "The Good Dinosaur," and "Creed"; as well as a conversation with the screenwriter of "The Danish Girl."
"Carol," which is one of this year's Oscar contender, is directed by Todd Haynes and stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women in love in the 1950s.
"The Good Dinosaur" is both a western and a little boy lost story, courtesy of Disney Pixar.
"Creed" continues the "Rocky" lega...
11/25/2015 at 07:15 PM