Former first lady Michelle Obama has often discussed her love for reading and is now a worldwide best-selling author with her memoir Becoming. And when it comes to her picks for little readers, she keeps it classic. In an appearance on Today’s video series “Open Book with Jenna Bush Hager,” in which notable people chat about their reading habits and recommendations, Obama said the first character she remembers loving as a child was Pippi Longstocking, the red-headed adventurous main character created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Buy Obama's favorite booksBuy ItPippi Longstocking, Astrid LindgrenBuy ItBuy ItBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Bill MartinBuy ItBuy ItAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith ViorstBuy ItBuy ItLife of Pi, Yann MartelBuy ItBuy ItGrapes of Wrath, John SteinbeckBuy ItBuy ItGoodnight Moon, Margaret Wise BrownBuy It“I was really fascinated with this strong little girl that was the … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama shares the children’s books she used to read to her daughters
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El Día de Todos los Santos, a public holiday across Spain that falls on November 1st every year, is for most people a day of remembrance. Most Spaniards visit their loved ones at the local cemetery, leaving flowers at their tombstones and then spend the day with their families. Fancy dress for animals and food in Cádiz The southern coastal city of Cádiz treats All Saints’ Day (Tosantos as they call it) as a bit of a carnival. But rather than succumbing to Halloween’s scary dress trends, Gaditanos put clothes on rabbits, pigs, fish and hens in the city’s Virgen del Rosario market. As if that weren’t whacky enough, storekeepers also make doppelganger dolls of Spanish politicians, celebrities and depict social issues in Spain, using fruit, veg and nuts. Porridge in keyholes near Jaén In the small Andalusian village of Begíjar, young people celebrate El Día de Todos los Santos by taking a casserole of gachas (a type of … [Read more...] about Five weird and wonderful Spanish traditions on All Saints’ Day
By Brandon Mercer and SFGATE Staff Updated 1:30 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> Photo: Susan.k./Getty Images, Getty How early is too early?We get it. You have toddlers, with the most adorable pumpkin, or candy corn onesies, and you want to take them around while it's light out, and before their 7 p.m. bedtime. Sweet. I'm not ready for you at 4 p.m. Frankly, at that time it's just high school latchkey kids at home anyway, and they have no idea where their parents hid the candy. less How early is too early? We get it. You have toddlers, with the most adorable … [Read more...] about Trick or treating etiquette this Halloween is more complex than ever. Here are the new rules.
Compiled by Jim Kiest Updated 6:25 pm CDT, Friday, October 26, 2018 Alamo City Comic Con: The annual comic con is bringing stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeff Goldblum to town, but you don’t have to stand in line for an autograph or photo to make the most of the event. There also will be panels, vendors and cosplayers galore. 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Alamodome, 100 Montana St. $40 Friday or Sunday, $55 Saturday, $90 three-day pass, $10 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger. (Special packages also available.) alamocitycomiccon.com — Jim Kiest less Alamo City Comic Con: The annual comic con is bringing stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeff Goldblum to town, but you don’t have to stand in line for an autograph or photo to make the most of the event. ... more Photo: Tom Reel /San Antonio Express-News Haunted River: The River Walk’s Halloween … [Read more...] about 18 fun things to see and do this weekend in San Antonio
Rapper Drake sports a Warriors’ Kevin Durant jersey as he performs in concert during the Summer Sixteen Tour with Future at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) OWEN SWEENEY/ASSOCIATED PRESS Phil Collins brings his Not Dead Yet Live tour to Oracle Arena Oct. 25. LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Thomas Rhett attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images For dcp) MARC BRENNER/NATIONAL THEATRE The international stage phenomenon “Barber Shop Chronicles” comes to Berkeley and Stanford Oct. 26-Nov. 10. Barber Shop Chronicles at the National Theatre (c) Marc Brenner This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Melissa McCarthy, left, and Richard E. Grant in a scene from “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (Mary Cybulski/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP) This image released … [Read more...] about 7 amazing SF Bay Area things to do this weekend, Oct. 26-28