Daisey Does America

In early reviews, Mike Daisey was often compared to monologist Spalding Gray. Nowadays, it's Mark Twain because, from 2001's 21 Dog Years: Doing Time…

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Go Niners!

A treasure hunt conjures images of adventure, thrills, and pirates who look like Johnny Depp. Reality is a bit bleaker: empty sluices and empty…

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Twain in San Francisco

The story sounds like it could happen today: A young man moves to San Francisco and gets a job writing news articles for a…

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Notes from Utopia

In the wake of the Polar Vortex, another media-concocted buzzword for “weather that proves we are murdering the earth,” aren't we smug Californians just…

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