I told a winemaker friend of mine I was writing about New Zealand sauvignon blanc this week and his response was not uncommon: “Cat pee on a gooseberry.” But don’t let that turn you off or make you turn the page. Read More
Another reason to be cheerful. New Zealand’s brainy chime-rockers The Bats have flapped back into the belfry, with a brand-new album, “Free All The Monsters,” their first in three years, hitting these shores on Nov. 22. Read More
Searching for “supergays” is not easy, but a San Francisco couple is taking on the task.
Lisa Dazols and Jenni Chang, who have been together for three years, recently embarked on a 12-month journey to find supergays — a term they coined to describe lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women who are breaking stereotypes not necessarily in a civil-rights fashion, but in a way that inspires those around them. Read More
The last time we spoke to Crowded House mastermind Neil Finn, he waxed rhaposodic about the vocal talents of his wife Sharon, who’d begun duetting with him on band efforts. Read More
A trio of New Zealand politicians have apparently been invited to San Francisco by Mayor Ed Lee and former Mayor Art Agnos to learn how to recover from a massive earthquake. Read More
In the past few months, we have witnessed the unimaginable devastation caused by catastrophic earthquakes in New Zealand and Japan, and the destruction brought on by the ensuing tsunami has been overwhelming. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been impacted by this tragedy, which is an all too clear reminder of our region’s vulnerability and the need to continue preparations for the next major earthquake. Read More