Bills, Bills, Bills

It's been a rough year for San Francisco art galleries. In a city where money seems to speak louder than just about anything else,…

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Best books

Every year since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored exceptional literature produced in the Golden State. A select jury reads hundreds of books…

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Peachy

Wikipedia doesn't always get it right, but in the case of Tom Robbins, “often wildly poetic stories with a strong social and philosophical undercurrent,…

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School Is Killer

DIY zine machine The Gorilla Press just published its first full-length book, Self-Portrait of the Poet Suicided by the MFA Degree, by recent SFState…

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Break It Down

Founded in 1999 by Elmaz Abinader, Junot Díaz, Victor Díaz, and Diem Jones, Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation produces an annual Berkeley-based workshop…

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Alter Ego

We have all fantasized about being someone else, perhaps a shinier, braver version of the face that meets the faces that we meet. Performers…

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More than slapstick

We know you're on guard against hammy, dated slapstick. But this isn't that. Well, it is a little. But it's not only that. Or,…

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Lost for Words

Lit geeks know Edward St. Aubyn, acerbic British author of six novels, one of which (At Last) contains the following sentence: “I think my…

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So close

Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are all the rage these days. With the medical field making new strides in cardiac resuscitation, the number of NDEs…

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Striking

Quiet Lightning is a monthly submission-based reading series that forbids introductions or bantering from its authors. There shall be no shmoozing, no backstory or…

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