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Q&A With "About A Boy" Author Nick Horny

British author Nick Hornby’s obsessions with music and sports have been well reflected in About a Boy, High Fidelity, and a slew of other writings, but recently, the auteur has delved into different themes: He wrote the screenplay for Wild, the film starring Reese Witherspoon based on Cheryl Strayed’s bestseller; and his new novel, Funny Girl, centers on a woman who unexpectedly achieves fame in 1960s London when she becomes the star of a wildly popular BBC comedy series. 

5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

Ghostbusters Reboot Sets All-Female Cast, Release Date, Rollingstone

Park Hyatt New York: Inside Your New Manhattan Pied-a-Terre

Once the New Year’s confetti has been swept away, New York City becomes a locals-only wonderland perfect for easy exploring by tourists who dare to brave the harsh winter weather.

Eat up at Stock in Trade During SF Restaurant Week

Stock in Trade

San Francisco Restaurant Week is nearly upon us. To celebrate, Stock in Trade, the happy hour hot spot beloved by bocce ballers, is rolling out a seriously hearty tasting menu. Dinner will include an amuse bouche of bacon caramel popcorn, three courses (yes, three!), and an adult beverage as the bourbon-cherry on top. It's delicious dining, zero pretension.

Oakland Eats: Swan's Marketplace, Analog, and New York-Style Pizza

From a new spot for quality cocktails at Swan's Marketplace to a crave-able New York-style pizzeria in Uptown, it's all happening in Oakland this week. 

Joule Hotel Dallas: An Artsy Weekend in Texas

Dallas has evolved from its yee-hawing, barbecue sauce-slathered past into a modern-day cultural hub with international cred.

We Wanna Be Friends With Style Blogger Girl With Curves

We're currently obsessing over San Jose-based style blogger Tanesha Awasthi, a.k.a. Girl With Curves. From her effortlessly full skirts to those signature big sunglasses, each of her well-curated outfits inspire us to put down our well-worn jeans, and opt for a sleeker silhouette (maybe with a pearl accent!). We caught up with the award-winning blogger and UC Berkeley alumna to ask her about her life in Silicon Valley. 

NIMBY Wants SF Slip 'N' Slide Banned

Because, alas, fun must be killed in San Francisco seemingly at every turn, an effort is underway to put the kibosh on San Francisco's upcoming 1,000-foot waterslide. Whose dry idea is this? A concerned citizen (understandably) worried about said slide's massive water consumption. 

Sweat SF: Everything You Need To Know About Kokoda Fitness

“I hope you didn’t wear your favorite Lulu pants, because we are going to get dirty,” Nathan justifiably warned as the sun peaked over the Palace of Fine Arts at 7am on Chrissy Field’s East Beach. After the one-hour military inspired workout, I found dirt in my belly button. I take that as evidence that I really committed to my burpees. All thirty-six of them.

Secret Recipe: Balboa Cafe's Meatballs

Adding to the roster of Meatball Mondays around town, Balboa Café's Chef Craig offers a new gluten-free meatball made with three kinds of meat. Can't wait that long? Make it for yourself at home.

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