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December 2017 /

January 2018


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Homecoming Queen
Greta Gerwig proves that you can indeed go home again with her stunning directorial debut Lady Bird, a semiautobiographical story about the Sacramento native’s senior year in high school. And if Oscar buzz for the film is any indication, this is just the beginning for the first-time auteur and newly crowned Hollywood royalty. Read the story here.


A Slice of Life
Today, he is unequivocally one of the world’s greatest living artists. But back in 1959, Wayne Thiebaud was still trying to find his way as a young professor at UC Davis. A new exhibition explores the decade that defined the prolific painter's signature style. 


Modern Classics
In the last decade or two, mid-century modern design has captured the world’s attention. Now, thanks to an important new survey, Sacramento’s structures from that influential architectural era are getting their due. Join us for a visual stroll through the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s.



Holiday Gift
Call it the hometown shopping network: A group of local artisans craft the perfect presents—from soap made with Track 7 beer and a spice box with “hipster essentials” to a Sacramento-themed pocket square and a special Corti Brothers wine —for everybody on your “nice” list.






Riverfront Essay 
Sacramento is on the verge of becoming a "destination city." How we get there—whether it’s by building a rockin’ music museum, breathing new life into Old Town or reopening the Capitol dome—may be half the fun.




Riverfront Q&A
Louis Stewart is on a mission to make Sacramento’s future perfect—think free Wi-Fi at public parks around town, self-driving cars and meditation chambers creating a sense of Zen in City Hall. With one year ending and another beginning, the city’s new chief innovation officer shares his visions of what's to come and talks about how, through technology, we can rewrite our region's destiny.




As Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda prep for their final Nutcracker season as artistic directors of the Sacramento Ballet, they reflect on 30 years of remaking a holiday classic; we’ve got four local podcasts worth a listen; hear Katy Perry roar louder, louder than a lion at Golden 1 Center; the Mondavi Center brings the Circa to town; glow around the world at Global Winter Wonderland; have yourself a merry little Victorian Christmas in Nevada City 



With a mid-century menu featuring Grasshopper cocktails, Scotch deviled eggs and grape jelly meatballs, downtown’s Ten Ten Room gets diners hooked on classics; a new agro-chic brewery opens its barn doors in Newcastle; a Tahoe Park po’boys spot offers a rich taste of the bayou; indulge in a little bit of everything with Canon’s eminently shareable plates like mole tater tots and red kuri squash in vegan curry sauce



Why Not Here?
Sacramento’s airport needs hotel rooms and the city needs more civic amenities. A hotel in Stockholm presents a creative sleepover solution. Let’s land our own dream liner.