Books are dead, we keep hearing: dead, dead, dead. And yet, like zombies that can discourse on both European philosophy and cat health, bookstores continue to shuffle on as vectors of inspiration for some decidedly living people. Adobe Books, near the intersection of 16th and Valencia streets, is one of the best examples. Its walls are lined with used books and a large social networking graph of sorts — a mural of names painted by Amanda Eicher in 2007 that comprises a family tree of artists and authors influenced by Adobe or... More >>>
In The Endless Summer, Shepherd shrinks National Geographic down to size.