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Dining, SFoodie

Kings of Pastry Opens Nov. 17 at the Balboa

We've become blasé about the endless string of set-pieces chefs build for shows like Food Network Challenge. Fondant-wrapped Disney-themed fright cakes, cupcake towers inspired by Manolo Blahnik heels, sugar glass-molded landscapes with wonky Venetian masks and chocolate fountains that…
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Culture, Stuff Look Ahead

Look Ahead

The publicist asks if I'd like to speak to D.A. Pennebaker to commemorate the 60th birthday of Bob Dylan, which falls on May 24. She asks this because, during the spring of 1965, Pennebaker made a documentary about Dylan's…
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Forever Young

Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966 -- The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert (Columbia/Legacy) In the booklet for his 1985 career anthology, Biograph, Bob Dylan mused on the differences between his rapturously received 1974 "comeback" tour…
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Riff Raff

Real Life Rock "An obsessive sport" is what D.A. Pennebaker calls cinema verite documentary filmmaking, a line of work he's indulged in for some 40 years. Many of the documentaries that get attention today have missions journalistic (Brother's Keeper) or…
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