About Stark Insider



Now in its 11th year, Stark Insider invites you to explore creative and interesting things in and around the San Francisco Bay Area with host Loni Stark.

We’re all lucky to have
Stark Insider beating the drum for
independent film, arts, and theater.

— Jeffrey Goodman, film director

Actors, directors, backstage theater, adventures in food and wine, wanderlust and the pursuit of the creative impulse — Stark Insider is A West Coast Adventure, A Lifetime in the Making.

Stark Insider is the largest arts & travel YouTube channel in San Francisco.

Loni Stark - Host of Stark Insider Videos

Stark Insider By the Numbers

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This is Stark Insider in San Francisco

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This is Stark Insider with Nicole Kidman

This is Stark Insider “Glamping”

Stark Insider on YouTube
Stark Insider is an official Google YouTube partner (3.1M+ views)

Tips for shooting videos with DSLR and mirrorless camerasMaking of: Stark Insider Videos

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Loni Stark shooting a scene for “3 Days in Sonoma”

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Founded in 2006 by Clint and Loni Stark (top 40 under 40), Stark Insider is recognized for its innovative video coverage on syndicated shows focused on travel, theater, food and wine.

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Stark Insider is cited by some of the largest theaters and entertainment venues in North America.

Magic Theatre - Stark Insider Review - San Francisco SF-Playhouse-Stupid-Fing-Bird Distribution includes Amazon Prime, Facebook, Google (over 9,700 subscribers via tablet and smartphone) and the Stark Insider YouTube Channel, in addition to mobile apps such as News360, Mobiles Republic, and Google Play Newsstand. SI is also an official arts, travel and tech source for Google News.

As media continues to change and evolve, forward-thinking outlets like Stark Insider are positioned to show us the way to the future.

Stark Insider is regularly mentioned alongside media brands such as The Mercury News and San Francisco Chronicle (as seen above).


Stark Insider’s recognition and influence have expanded rapidly; the site is often referenced alongside major media brands including Wired, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post and Variety.

Clinton Stark
Clinton Stark is often quoted across major news sites, publications and product-related promotions.
Stark Insider's food and wine coverage is widely cited, and influences buying decisions across the Internet, be it Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube or the Stark Insider web site.
Stark Insider’s food and wine coverage is widely cited, and influences buying decisions across the Internet, be it Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube or the Stark Insider web site.

We reach a potential audience of over 6 million people in the greater Bay Area including San Francisco, Napa, Berkeley, Palo Alto and San Jose. Interested in writing for us? Send us an email with your background, writing sample (or link to article), and contact information to info@starkinsider.com.


Mill Valley Film Festival Videos, Interviews, News, Reviews - Stark Insider

CabFest Napa Valley - Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater

Live in the Vineyard Music Festival - Napa Valley news, videos, interviews with Loni Stark



Stark Insider is the largest travel & arts YouTube channel in San Francisco. With over 3.1 million views including 1.9 million on YouTube and hundreds of thousands more on Facebook and Vimeo, SI has emerged as a leader in producing behind-the-scenes features, informative and whimsical interviews, and under-covered stories in the areas of food, wine, and the arts.

Clinton and Loni Stark - Canon 70D, C300 Cinema cameras - Live in the Vineyard
Clint and Loni Stark in the studio filming during the Live in the Vineyard music festival in Napa Valley.
Priory with Loni Stark - Live in the Vineyard
Post-interview with Portland rockers Priory.

Vincent Kartheiser - Mad Men Interview
Actor Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell, MAD MEN) in conversation with Loni Stark.

A West Coast Adventure.
A Lifetime in the Making.

Loni Stark: "Be fearless. Be creative."

Sites that have mentioned, featured Stark Insider

The Huffington Post


American Conservatory Theater

Laptop Magazine

The Verge

Luce Wine Restaurant

Theatre Bay Area

Mercury News

Cinequest Film Festival

Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Stark Insider

Berkeley Rep

San Jose Rep
The Week


Past and Present

Stark Insider - San Francisco Chronicle - Mercury News - Reviews
Stark Insider reviews reach hundreds of thousands of readers across San Francisco and the world.


Clint and Loni Stark - How We First Met Video
Clint and Loni Stark

The Untold Story of Clint and Loni Stark: Part 1

The Untold Story of Clint and Loni Stark: Part 2

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