Front page of Issue 16

The winter 2015 print edition is in stores now. Special report on the persistence of segregation in local public schools. Plus: 24-page insert commemorating the now shuttered weekly San Francisco Bay Guardian, produced by the newspaper’s former staff.

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SF Public Press Crossword Creator Featured in New Documentary

For Andrea Carla Michaels, who has been crafting crossword puzzles for about thirty years, a good puzzle is “the same thing that makes you laugh — you don’t know quite what it’s going to be, but it’s something unexpected and it’s something that resonates deep inside.”

Michaels, who creates crossword puzzles for the quarterly print edition to the San Francisco Public Press, is a regular puzzle contributor to The New York Times. She is featured in a charming new short documentary “Life in Black and White” by San Francisco filmmaker, Regina Rivard. The film sheds light on four Bay Area residents whose lives center on black and white — a crossword puzzle-maker, an aquatic biologist who works with penguins, a piano tuner and a Domino club founder.

Watch the interview with Michaels here:

Film credits:

Producer/Director/Editor: Regina Rivard

DP: Josh Hittleman, Rob Fitzgerald, Bevan Bell

Audio Tech/Post: Ben Morse

Music: Andy Greenwood