Literature | Apr 13, 2014
Author and illustrator Maira Kalman latest book, Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything, is a whimsical and hypnotic look into one Founding Father's life and accomplishments. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Apr 06, 2014
A handful of things to do for National Poetry Month. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Mar 26, 2014
In response to Joanna Walsh's #readwomenin2014 campaign, choose one of these books by 10 Bay Area authors to read next. By Rick Kleffel
Literature | Feb 15, 2014
The birds and bees are back at it, so why not you? Check out this selection of racy tomes with suggestions on romantic local spots in which to read them. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Event | Jan 16, 2014
New documentary chronicles the struggles women faced to play the instruments they loved. By Jonathan Curiel
Book Review | Jan 13, 2014
Award-winning and best-selling comic novelist Gary Shteyngart explores the often cruel humor in the American immigrant experience. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Jan 12, 2014
There's plenty of cruelty in the British songwriter's book, but he's unreservedly bighearted toward his favorite films, actors, TV shows and music, and he rhapsodizes over one LGBT icon after the other. By Barry Walters
Literature | Jan 11, 2014
Saturday Night Live recently announced that they were hiring Sasheer Zamata, the first black woman to join the cast in six years. Author Danielle Evans recommends a book that can give readers an idea of how Zamata might feel: Get Down, a short story collection by Asali Solomon. By Danielle Evans
Literature | Dec 18, 2013
Six gifts book lovers are sure to adore. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Dec 10, 2013
The ten best mind bending reads of the year. By Rick Kleffel
Author Interviews : NPR
The main character in Vendela Vida's new novel is alone in Morocco when her bag with her passport and credit cards is stolen. Vida says The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty was inspired by her own travels.
As a biracial child growing up in Philadelphia, writer Mat Johnson identified as black – but looked white. His new novel is about a man who returns to his hometown after inheriting a run-down mansion.
The Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013 was one of the deadliest incidents for wildland firefighters in American history. Nineteen of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died — many inside their fire shelters.
In her debut memoir Mary Anna King tells the story of her fractured upbringing and how — in the face of poverty — love and hard work were not sufficient to keep her family together.
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