Marianne WilliamsFools Gold plays the Clift Hotel this Saturday The pre-Valentine's Day weekend: If you're in a relationship, spend it smooching and taking in a romantic folk show, art exhibit, or do whatever it is you young lovers like to do. If you're on the prowl, hit the clubs and flash that ... More >>
-30- for Panorama publisher...Oscar Villalon, the longtime former Chronicle book editor who accepted a buyout and then went to work as McSweeney's publisher has abruptly exited that position, SF Weekly has learned.It is unclear at whose behest Villalon left McSweeney's, just after shepherding the ... More >>
Smooth paper, bright colors. Mmmmm. There's been a lot of speculation about exactly how little Panorma writers got paid for their contributions to Dave Eggers' much-lauded, let's-prove-print-can-be-saved newspaper. The paper had 218 contributors who produced a total of 350 ... More >>
M. LaddThe 4505 Meats chef stuffed the leg with various other parts.Yes, that was 4505 Meats' Ryan Farr manning the grill in front of the McSweeney's headquarters at 839 Valencia (at 19th St.) earlier today. As you read this, the McSweeney's crew is noshing on baby lamb. Farr -- with help fro ... More >>
Jesus H. Shatner/FlickrOne of these babies should be as essential to reading as an Itty Bitty Book Light.Wouldn't we all read more if it somehow involved doughnuts? Tomorrow morning, books collide with sinkers in front of Dynamo Donut Coffee (2760 24th St. at York), scene of a book giveaway ... More >>
Joseph Schell Incanto's Chris Cosentino (left) and Sebo's Michael Black react to the broadcast. A handful of chefs and others who appeared in the San Francisco episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations gathered at Bloodhound in SOMA last night to watch the broadcast. Incanto chef Chris Co ... More >>
Mary LaddThe nasty bits: The Bender's Bloody Mary, crowned with a beef stick.Filming the San Francisco episode of No Reservations (the show airs on the Travel Channel network August 10) was similar to the other times I've hung out with Anthony Bourdain. It was all drinking and eating, only th ... More >>
City Lights hosted the announcement of the National Book Awards finalists this month. But do book awards even matter?
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