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Radiohead Serenades Golden Gate Park

With a damp, chilly mist settling onto the shoulders of some 60,000 patrons in Golden Gate Park, the ebullient grin on bassist Colin Greenwood's face summed it up: This Radiohead performance would be difficult to forget. For a band that's played to many massive crowds over the years, there was clearly still something special about being pioneers, in this case as the first band to ever play past dark in this historic park. Of course, it's not always easy to be first, something Radiohead discovered in the midst of OK Computer's "Airbag," when the sound system stuttered to a sudden halt, while an oblivious band -- engrossed in their set, plugged into in-ear monitors -- played on.

Outside Lands Photos

photography by Stefanie Michejda and Misha Vladimirskiy

Tom Petty at Outside Lands

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Regina Spektor at Outside Lands

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Cold War Kids at Outside Lands

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Beck at Outside Lands

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Can Local and Organic Be Cliché?

A bowl of figs at the SFN dinner are worth a million words.

Sunday night I attended a fundraiser kick-off dinner for Slow Food Nation, hosted by Alice Waters, Thomas Keller and Peter Coyote. Held at City Hall in the rotunda (with hors d’oeuvres passed in the impressively thriving Victory Garden which is cranking out 100 pounds of produce a week, which then makes its way to the Food Bank), and catered by Paula LeDuc, it was quite an evening.

<i>Wine Spectator</i>'s Award of Meaninglessness

This is getting good. The wine world is abuzz with reaction.

Slow Food Nation: The Pizza-Makers

Much has been reported (here and elsewhere) about Slow Food Nation. It’s safe to say that we may rapidly reaching saturation point. And while it’s all fine and good to talk about the what—who, when, where—it’s also interesting to talk about the how. As in, how are they going to pull this off?
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