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Director Michael Polish

Director Michael Polish

As a boy, Michael Polish grew up under the influence of movies playing at the Tower Theatre in Roseville. As a Hollywood director, he has since channeled that love into making his own acclaimed indie films (Twin Falls Idaho, Northfork) and studio fare (The Astronaut Farmer) with his twin brother Mark, an actor and screenwriter. The 43-year-old filmmaker talks about his new Jack Kerouac adaptation Big Sur and how actress Kate Bosworth came to be his leading lady—both on screen and in life.

Yan Can Teach

Yan Can Teach

Isle Style

Isle Style

Horse Play

Horse Play

New Mexican

New Mexican

Cool Companies 2013

Cool Companies 2013

When big shots from Silicon Valley to Hollywood to Dubai want to push the envelope in design, fashion, entertainment and advertising, where do they look? Meet five Sacramento start-ups that are helping the capital city get down to business.

Bridge Party

Bridge Party

Trigger Effect

Trigger Effect

On a clear blue day on January 17, 1989, a man whose peripatetic life included years as a troubled Sacramento youth walked calmly onto a playground in Stockton and shot 35 small children, killing five. in the span of only a few minutes, the act marked the first mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. Today, 25 years later—and one year after the massacre at Newtown—these once-unthinkable tragedies have become terrifyingly familiar as citizens and political leaders from Sacramento to Washington, D.C, choose sides in the wrenching fight over the future of guns in America.

Inside Issue 43

Inside Issue 43

A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild Side

Return of the JFDI

Return of the JFDI