Archive of: Profiles, Q&A

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Author Michael Pollan

Author Michael Pollan

For over a decade, New York Times best-selling author Michael Pollan has been documenting how our country grows and eats its food with his books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Food Rules. In his new book, Cooked, Pollan writes about visiting our local farms and mills, and he dishes to Sactown about Sacramento’s rich bounty, spending more time in the kitchen, and getting caught red-handed buying Fruity Pebbles.

August-September 2013
Ryan Coogler Q&A

Ryan Coogler Q&A

Ryan Coogler may be headed for an Academy Award—and it all started at Sacramento State. The 27-year-old filmmaker’s debut, Fruitvale Station, has already won accolades at Sundance and Cannes for its gritty, emotional look at the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, whose fatal shooting by a BART police officer in 2009 prompted protests around the Bay Area.

August-September 2013
A Life in Black and White

A Life in Black and White

June-July 2013
Artistic Director Glenn Casale

Artistic Director Glenn Casale

Music Circus artistic director Glenn Casale has spent the past 26 years making our hot summers a little cooler by helping bring big Broadway shows to Sacramento. The theater veteran talks about the up-coming season, which starts on June 21 with a version of The Wizard of Oz that will feature flying monkeys and the Wizard’s head floating down the aisle. Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.

June-July 2013
Musician Jackie  Greene

Musician Jackie Greene

He’s with the band: When The Black Crowes kick off their new U.S. tour on April 2, Jackie Greene will be joining the legendary rock group on stage as a guitarist and backup vocalist. We catch up with the singer-songwriter about hitting the road with the Crowes, growing up in the foothills, moonlighting as an artist, and why Picasso is the Bob Dylan of painting.

April-May 2013
Amanda Fuller Q&A

Amanda Fuller Q&A

After years of appearing in guest roles on TV shows like Malcolm in the Middle, CSI and, most notably, Grey’s Anatomy (as intern Morgan Peterson), last fall Amanda Fuller landed her biggest gig yet as Tim Allen’s oldest daughter on the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing. The Sacramento native talks about her full-circle moment with the Home Improvement star, making her acting debut at age 3, and having pickles and ice cream cravings at Leatherby’s.

February-March 2013
All About Ray

All About Ray

Charles and Ray Eames were two of the 20th century’s greatest creative minds, but only recently has Ray received the public recognition she deserves. In celebration of what would’ve been the designer’s 100th birthday, The California Museum honors this Sacramento native with the first-ever museum exhibit that focuses on this remarkable woman and her extraordinary work.

February-March 2013
True Blue

True Blue

If Sacramento is the River City, then Gregory Kondos has been its most faithful champion. Long celebrated for his local landscapes that employ virtually every shade of blue in the spectrum, the soon-to-be 90-year-old painter is about to get the birthday present of a lifetime—his first solo show at the Crocker in 20 years. Blue skies are here again.

February-March 2013
Lester Holt Q&A

Lester Holt Q&A

October-November 2012
Dancing King

Dancing King

He was a principal dancer for the Boston Ballet, he choreographed the first American ballet in China, and he has performed with the legendary Rudolf Nureyev. On the verge of his 25th anniversary at the helm of the Sacramento Ballet, Ron Cunningham has his own Cinderella story to tell.

October-November 2012
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