In the world of social isolation we find ourselves in (with shelter-in-place extended to at least May 3 in Santa Clara County), what better way to remind yourself of the outside world than to literally throw yourself into the dinner party from hell?
Instead of studying for finals last quarter, I spent my dead week driving cargo across the Central Valley in a semi-truck. Such was “American Truck Simulator” (2016).
“Imagine you are in a black room. Inside of the black room is a black table. Next to the black table is a black chair. Beside the black chair is a black vase.” If you can imagine squeezing your eyes tight enough to see apparitions, you basically get the gist of “Black Room,” a 2017…
I was excited knowing that behind the beautiful lakefront of the Palace of Fine Arts, homeplace of wedding photoshoots and B-roll from the hit 2005 TV show Bones, I would be greeted by something other than mist and rush hour traffic. Awaiting me was the 2019 San Francisco International Tea Festival, a gathering of over 42 vendors from around the world (October 19-20). As I shuttled in, I was immediately greeted with my own child-size complimentary tea cup, embossed with tea leaves and ready to sample all the tea the world had to offer.