Popular, influential, and cult musicians come through San Francisco every day. But it isn't every day when an event comes along that you know will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and serve a good cause. On Monday, Philip Glass' Days and Nights Festival and local promoter (((folkYEAH!))) presen ... More >>
San Francisco, a city quite accustomed to ostentatious displays of affection, this past week has played host to one so shocking that locals have felt compelled to look the other way. We're talking about the love-fest between the left-wing intelligentsia at The New Yorker magazine, and Michael ... More >>
If you're a fan of Crime, the Dwarves, and other punk rockers with as much going on in their literary imaginations as they have coming out through their amps, check out LitPunk on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Make-Out Room. The event features Johnny Strike from Crime, John Shirley from Sado-Nation, Char ... More >>
For all you New Yorker subscribers, pull the Aug. 25 issue out of the bathroom pile if you're at all interested in reading a first person view of San Francisco's experimental -- and early electronic music -- scene in the '70s. Composer John Adams has penned a piece called "Sonic Youth" that gets int ... More >>
A San Francisco court declared Allen Ginsberg's Beat-era poem "Howl" not obscene 50 years ago. What a different world we live in today. By Chloe Veltman.
The Chron tries to do a story today on how the FCC can censor art. They highlight the 50th anniversary of a San Francisco Municipal Court judge ruling that Allen Ginsberg's Beat-era poem "Howl" was not obscene. They also say a New York public broadcasting station decided not to air the poem, fearing ... More >>
An interview with Alan Kaufman
This is the summer to put pen to paper
Performer John O'Keefe breathes new life into the work of a dead poet
He adored beatniks, trolled the streets of North Beach in a beret, and was once Timothy Leary's gatekeeper, and now he packs a gun.
An epic reading for the 50th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"
At Photo San Francisco, four days of all things emulsified, exposed, and enlarged
This 25-year-old play about Beats sticks too close to biography to be cool
The Poets Theater Jubilee brings verse to the stage
Artifacts and artwork explore the Jewish concept of time
San Francisco is home to one of the largest and most renowned poetry archives in the world. Where? Well, right now it's in some guy's apartment.
To resurrect his reputation as one of America's greatest poets, Harold Norse is counting on the help of one of the city's most despised organizations -- Act Up S.F.
How Stanford University aced out UC Berkeley and acquired the million-dollar archives of San Francisco's most prolific author, William Saroyan -- without paying a dime
Hype! surpasses its title