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City Sketch: Patrick Mullen

Glass artist Patrick Mullen knew it was time to switch from production work to one-of-a-kind pieces once he did the math. At the height of his tenure at one San Francisco studio, he was...

City Sketch: Dianne Mattar

Natomas artist Dianne Mattar has a mission when she paints: to bring her audience joy. To do so, she invariably layers her canvas with emotion. “I can just share what’s on my mind. There’re...

City Sketch: Taylor Gutermute

Taylor Gutermute learned the value of art education early on, by her father’s side. A political cartoonist with an inventive spirit, he took her to museums and initiated home projects, with his young daughter...

City Sketch: Roger Berry

A lot of math goes into Roger Berry’s metal sculptures, whether the Clarksburg artist is working with arcs and spirals or conical variations of sundials. His passion for number crunching is remarkable considering he...

Spotlight: Janis Stevens

Sacramento actor Janis Stevens has a knack for portraying famous women, and this month brings another late luminary alive: opera diva Maria Callas.     Master Class runs March 11 to April 10 at Capital Stage...

City Sketch: Daniel Frye

Metal artisan Daniel Frye calls his sumptuous assemblage “Spirit Jars,” with each container representing a human attribute. At eight inches tall, “Narcissism” stands above the rest and is a striking mix of black and...

City Sketch: Zbigniew Kozikowski

In his native Poland, painter Zbigniew Kozikowski’s vivid use of color was one of his hallmarks. But once in the United States, what had appeared bold and bright in Eastern Europe was surprisingly muted...

Wine Lists: There’s an App for That

In the not-too-distant future, the iPad could put restaurant sommeliers out of business and make the leather-bound wine list obsolete.     Apple iPads loaded with SmartCellar software recently have begun popping up in restaurants across...

‘Mad Men’ Cocktails

Cocktails are an essential part of the scenery in “Mad Men,” AMC’s  hit TV series about a Manhattan ad agency in the 1960s. Devotees of the show and flat-out fans of old-school mixology can...

Mike Dunne: A Life in Wine

Longtime food and wine writer Mike Dunne left The Sacramento Bee in November 2008. But the prolific oenophile still writes a weekly column for the paper, as well as a daily wine blog (ayearinwine.blogspot.com)....

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