Books

Reality Is Broken: An expert makes the case for videogames

Did San Francisco writer Jane McGonigal, a UC Berkeley Ph.D, technology-conference keynote…

    Wed Jan 5th, 2011 4:00am By Jonathan Kiefer

January's Literary Events

Thursday, Jan. 13 Look, you can try to keep spraying it with…

    Wed Jan 5th, 2011 4:00am By Jonathan Kiefer

Gary Snyder argues for “The Etiquette of Freedom”

If all you had to go by was its title, The Etiquette…

    Wed Dec 1st, 2010 4:00am By Jonathan Kiefer

Jim Nisbet's noir detective knows why the book biz is fading

The San Francisco poet and novelist Jim Nisbet's new book is an…

    Wed Nov 3rd, 2010 4:00am By Jonathan Kiefer

James Franco's “Palo Alto” is a cold, empty place — except for the weed

The first thing to say about James Franco's book of fiction —…

    Wed Oct 13th, 2010 4:00am By Oscar Villalon

Fall Arts: Reading is optional, but Litquake is mandatory

The reasons to attend this year's Litquake are obvious. You don't have…

    Wed Sep 1st, 2010 4:00am By Jonathan Kiefer

Fall Arts: A few books of local interest

The Eden Hunter (Counterpoint, $16) By Skip Horack Published: Sept. 1 Reason…

    Wed Sep 1st, 2010 4:00am By Jonathan Kiefer

“Chronicle” crime reporter Henry K. Lee dissects the Reiser case

“Let's give Hans Reiser some more media attention, shall we? You remember…

    Wed Aug 4th, 2010 4:00am By Jonathan Kiefer

“The French Revolution”

A 95,000-word novel works better on Twitter.

    Wed Jul 7th, 2010 4:00am By Jonathan Kiefer

Tortured: Coming to grips with the War on Terror

Just because the subtitle of San Francisco writer Justine Sharrock's book was…

    Wed Jun 2nd, 2010 4:00am By Jonathan Kiefer