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Kobe Bryant scores Oscar for 'Dear Basketball'

Kobe Bryant scores Oscar for 'Dear Basketball'


NBA legend Kobe Bryant said winning the Oscar for his short "Dear Basketball" felt better than winning a championship.

The five-time NBA champion won the Academy Award for his animated short, "Dear Basketball," along with animator Glen Keane

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Review: #TheCatcherWasASpy has excellent source material. But despite a high-pedigree cast and decent production values, it’s more serviceable than scintillating.

Can we #travel the world without killing the planet? Yes, but it takes action.

Making environmentally friendly choices during your vacation can have a long-term impact, and only requires small changes in your behavior.

Going green: Can we travel the world without killing the planet?

They come in the form of small cards, rocks or pieces of wood — the hotel reminders that guests can choose to skip having their towels and sheets wa...

The value of #Westwood is that a portrait of the artist’s life slips through, despite the subject’s reluctance to participate, writes @MickLaSalle.

Read his review of the Vivienne Westwood documentary:

Palo Alto has finally gotten an exceptional restaurant: Protégé from French Laundry alumni has excellent food, a well-tailored interior and good service.

Read @michaelbauer1's 3-star review:

San Francisco's gay bar scene remains among the finest in the country, and #Pride weekend in particular sees these dives, dance clubs and watering holes at their sparkliest.

Here's where to join the party:

Your guide to the best bars to hit on Pride weekend

For a city in perpetual flux, San Francisco consistently knows how to throw a party. The city’s gay bar scene remains among the finest in the co...

Opinion | The form of detention the Trump administration has embraced, doubling down and then reversing it only in the face of widespread global outrage and condemnation, sits cleanly within the tradition of concentration camps.

Trump’s tent city for children is a concentration camp

What does it mean that the United States of America took children from their parents and detained them in camps? News of a tent city dedicated to hold...

Two-star dining is usually associated with convoys of waiters, more courses than you should count and stratospheric prices.

But at Baumé in Palo Alto, there is only two staff: Bruno, the chef, and Christie, the general manager.

Baumé in Palo Alto has two Michelin stars — and only two staff

Six months after Bruno and Christie Chemel laid off the last cook at Baumé, when they were working harder than they ever had but were beginning to th...

#PixarPier @Disneyland's California Adventure is now open! Which new ride are you going on first?

Decades of pain and perseverance in San Francisco's gay community finally led to vindication in the Bay Area and across the nation. Do you know the history?

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