The Right to Be Deranged

A good way to defeat (or at least derail) an absurd line…

    Wed Sep 28th, 2011 4:00am By Keith Bowers

Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim: A Stupid, Cowardly New Book that Equates Being Black with Flesh Eating

So, Simon and Schuster's “Blood Enriched Classics” series is dumping out another…

    Tue May 3rd, 2011 3:00pm By Alan Scherstuhl

Bouncer Ponders the N Word at the Mark Twain Hotel

Don't get me wrong: I don't mind the fact that San Franciscans…

    Wed Apr 6th, 2011 4:00am By Katy St. Clair

Old's Cool

When volume one of Autobiography of Mark Twain hit stores last year,…

    Wed Mar 23rd, 2011 4:00am By Michael Leaverton

Party Like It's 1899

Any time is a good time for a new Mark Twain memoir,…

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

But “Frisco” Tattoos Are Fine

Visitors should understand that civic disdain for the epithet “Frisco” stretches back…

    Wed Jun 24th, 2009 4:00am By Silke Tudor

Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes

It's a paradox that Garrison Keillor, the troubadour of a lost continent…

    Wed Feb 25th, 2009 4:00am By Gregg Rickman

“Not for Babies – They Can’t Read”

Initially, we figured the comedy book The Will to Whatevs: A Guide…

    Wed Feb 11th, 2009 4:00am By Michael Leaverton

Skittles and Punk Floyd at the Uptown

After spending an evening meandering through the Mission, I wasn't feeling well…

    Wed Feb 4th, 2009 4:00am By Katy St. Clair

Lit Up

The Mission on a Saturday night, rife with the unexpected: Sidle your…

    Wed Oct 1st, 2008 4:00am By Traci Vogel