Browse my most recent Culture Vulture posts

The Haydn Project at Freight and Salvage

Nov 18, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Berkeley / Culture Vulture / East Bay / Good Ideas / Magazine / Travel
IMG_20141110_211808   The bright lights of the marquee over Downtown Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage Theater are usually unconventional: “Learn  Banjo, Ukelele, Asleep at the Wheel Western Swing, One Night Only – The Haydn Project.”… Read more»

San Francisco’s Open Studios

Nov 10, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / San Francisco / Travel
save the piercombopsd Fort Mason on a Sunday. Farmers’ Market stalls laden with early November tomatoes, a reminder of drought, a meaty breeze blowing from the German sausage stand, pregnant women toddling… Read more»

Saul’s Deli, a place for delicious comfort

Nov 6, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Berkeley / Culture Vulture / East Bay / Food / Good Ideas / Magazine / Travel
pastrami sandwich by t bet Driving along Shattuck Avenue from North Oakland to North Berkeley I sometimes feel like I am sharing the road with giant Gobstoppers, colorful, uncoordinated balls of saccharine. It’s a… Read more»

Witnessing Oakland, and musing over matzoh brei

Apr 18, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Magazine / Oakland / Travel
matzoh-brei-passover-2014 Eating a plateful of matzoh brei got me thinking. Not of the escaped slaves fleeing across deserts with no time for leavening, but of baseball. And Oakland. Will the… Read more»

Art in the redwoods at Gualala Arts Center

Feb 13, 2014 / By admin
Posted in Culture Vulture / Good Ideas / Gualala, Mendocino / Travel
raven wall at gualala arts center Along a delightfully quiet bit of California’s northern coast sits an unexpected cultural hub: Gualala. Too far north for most day trippers, and too far south to borrow the… Read more»