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2003 Stories by Karen Zuercher

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  • Not Kidding Around

    published December 31, 2003

    It's sort of embarrassing to admit it now, but one of the first books I remember reading -- if that's what I did -- was "Where Did I Come... More >>

  • Words Into Type

    published November 26, 2003

    "I like things that have letters on them," Jim Parkinson explains as he leads me into his studio, a sunlit space tucked into a top back corner of... More >>

  • Ticket to Read

    published September 24, 2003

    There's nothing more desperate than the prospect of a long flight with nothing to read. Sure, some of the in-flight magazines (United's... More >>

  • Free Spirits

    published August 27, 2003

    I once tried to make a list of all the independent bookstores in San Francisco, but got bogged down in the M's. There was such a variety I just... More >>

  • Listen Up

    published July 30, 2003

    Long drives with someone who likes different music than you can be trying. The CD you picked comes on and you sing along happily to every tune,... More >>

  • Purty Words

    published June 25, 2003

    Some of the most beautiful murders and tortures I've ever seen are on display at the Palace of the Legion of Honor. In one image, a bearded man in... More >>

  • As Seen On

    published May 28, 2003

    Given the choice, I'd rather read a book than watch television. Granted, there are times when nothing but TV will do -- when there's an especially... More >>

  • The Next Step

    published April 30, 2003

    Book artists are nothing if not dedicated. On a rainy, traffic-snarled afternoon during a Giants home game, Nicholas Yeager rode his... More >>

  • Real to Reel

    published April 16, 2003

    Film Capsule Reviews | Battle... More >>

  • Worth a Thousand Words

    published March 26, 2003

    Prints and books have more in common than you might think. Like books, prints can be made in a series -- a limited-edition etching, a set of... More >>

  • A Little Slurp of Heaven

    published March 5, 2003

    "What is this filth?" That's what Helen Gustafson, tea buyer for Chez Panisse, suggests you ask the waiter if you're served tea in a bag at a... More >>

  • Versifying

    published February 26, 2003

    The other day, a co-worker and I were talking in my office when she noticed on my desk a copy of Paint Me Like I Am, a collection of poems... More >>

  • Speed Pitching

    published January 29, 2003

    The writers are nervous, and the agents are eager. At tables along the perimeter of a light-filled conference room at Fort Mason, nine literary... More >>

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