As far as new local publications go, Radio Silence is an easy one to root for: It's a nonprofit magazine of "literature and rock 'n' roll" founded last year in Oakland. The project's first two issues are beautiful, hardbound paper objects that place the work of celebrated fiction writers like Tobias ... More >>
Robyn Hitchcock, the great former Soft Boys member, solo singer-guitarist, and lover of San Francisco, turned 60 this March 3. And guys like him just don't turn 60 without a big party. So in May, the Fillmore will host ¡Viva Hitchcock!: A 60th Birthday Celebration for Robyn Hitchcock, which will br ... More >>
The Magnetic Fields Saturday, March 24, 2012 The Fox Theater, Oakland Better than: Whispering at the library. On Saturday, the Magnetic Fields gave the mellowest performance six people have ever given at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Well, anyway, that's how it felt: Like one long, precious, and ver ... More >>
Marianne WilliamsFool's GoldSan Francisco has a knack for seamlessly blending the sacred with the hip -- just look at Grace Cathedral's monthly EpiscoDisco event -- and that's definitely the case with Saturday's Dawn 2010. Presented by Reboot and Tablet Magazine in celebration of Shavuot -- ... More >>
kevinberne.comWill (Ryder Bach) and Mike (Jason Hite): Gay boys singing about girls. Better than: A Matthew Sweet album turned into a play about heterosexuals. Random detail: Saw author Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) in the audience. Full disclosure: Before this week, I had never listened to ... More >>
Eugene MirmanDaniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman on You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice @ The Jewish Community Center A book with the title You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice implies certain things. Namel ... More >>
DJ RealThe Monthly Rumpus w/ Daniel Handler, Tony DuShane, Robin Ekiss, Ethan Watters, Kevin Sampsell, DJ Real, the Yello Dress, & Richard Porter on hula hoopMonday, Feb. 8, 2009Make-Out RoomBetter than: Talking about the Super BowlWhere in San Francisco can you get a night of author readings ... More >>
Litquake is an earthquake. Of literature. And it is coming for us.
Self-consciousness steals the show in an adaptation of Daniel Handler's writing
When authors stand up for a cause, the unexpected happens
An epic reading for the 50th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"
Jim Carrey's in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is less fortunate
The Bay Area's homegrown literary fete offers an all-out orgy of word love
Taking children's books back where they came from
Snicket's calamities continue
Steven Emerson; A Series of Unfortunate Events; Electric Wizard