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ARIES (March 21-April 19): “We are all hostages of the joy of which we deprive ourselves,” wrote poet Odysseus Elytis. Isn’t that an astounding...

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Q: My husband's parents interact with our 3-year-old in upsetting ways. They overfocus on her appearance, asking whether she’s washed her hair or where...
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Nazi Germany invaded and occupied Denmark during World War II. In 1943, Hitler ordered all Danish Jews to be arrested—a...

Floodwater opens in Mill Valley

Gone are the ’90s design elements architect Cass Calder Smith brought to the cavernous space that was the longtime home to Italian restaurant Frantoio....

Rise & Fall

As you’re composing yourself after the brassy blast of John Williams’ theme song with its 42 years of weight behind it, here comes the...

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Q: My friend recently bought a $3,000 labradoodle but refuses to pay to get it trained. The dog is badly behaved. Whenever I bring...

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): The English word “hubris” means prideful, exaggerated self-assurance. In the HBO TV series Rome, the ancient Roman politician and general...

Advice Goddess

Q: A friend’s mom died. Out of nowhere, he told me his mom never liked me very much. Frankly, the feeling was mutual, but...
Occidental Wines

Occidental Wines’ notable pinot

If I’d been asked to find a winery called Occidental Wines without a Google Maps assist, I’d have been lost in the...
Charlie Brown

It’s Acid, Charlie Brown: A Peanuts LSD-conspiracy theory

When my son was younger, he loved Charlie Brown and the woebegone world he inhabits. He liked jazz (courtesy of Vince Guaraldi)...