Book Review | Aug 27, 2013
Lucy Corin's newest book offers up possibilities for all kinds of apocalypses, each one sure to draw the reader further into her quietly entertaining world of possible presents, pasts, and futures. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Book Review | Aug 24, 2013
Local radio host, pop star and author Greg Kihn's fifth book has a catchy premise, but gets bogged down in insignificant details. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Aug 10, 2013
From quirky to riotous, this year's book trailers are really something to see. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | Aug 07, 2013
Cool Gray City of Love is a walking tour, a fact-rich history, and a collection of honest, funny, and tender first-person anecdotes that all work together to create a beautifully subjective account of San Francisco. By Bean Gilsdorf
Book Review | Jul 29, 2013
Everything you could want from a summer read, James Reich's Bombshell follows an unhinged heroine on a criminal road trip in a dark race to jumpstart America's first total nuclear meltdown. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Book Review | Jun 29, 2013
A book about the stories we tell, empathy, and the nature of storytelling, The Faraway Nearby chronicles Solnit's mother's vanishing personal history as it is lost to Alzheimer's disease. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Event | Jun 22, 2013
More than a beloved bookstore, City Lights is San Francisco's literary standard bearer, a mecca for writers and readers from around the world. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Book Review | Jun 16, 2013
A new book chronicles the history of the Dada-inspired art collective that spent the '80s and '90s concocting elaborate public pranks and performances. By Emily Eifler
Book Review | Jun 09, 2013
Unfolding in the years leading up to Sri Lanka's civil war, On Sal Mal Lane explores the ethnic divisions that erupt into violence through the eyes of the children on one small street in Colombo, the nation's largest city. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Literature | May 22, 2013
Forget Bay to Breakers, this Sunday the annual NCBA handed out its prizes to worthy authors, poets, and translators in a celebration of the past year's best books. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Author Interviews : NPR
Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of Their Own.
Iconic journalist Studs Terkel was creating a best-seller, when he interviewed people around the U.S. for his book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.
Back in the days of the space race, "computers" were people — often women — who performed vital calculations. Hidden Figures tells the stories of the women who got some of the first men to space.
Humbert Humbert, the main character in Lolita, is one of the most famous "sympathetic" villains in history. Today, a story from the point of view of a sexual predator might not get told in literature.
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KQED Coverage of Housing in the Bay Area
KQED reports on the housing crisis in the Bay Area.
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