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
Book Review | May 20, 2013
The activist and playwright takes readers on a journey to near-death and back, following her work in the Congo and her own battle with cancer in her poetic memoir In the Body of the World. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Book Review | May 05, 2013
A story of one woman's obsession with her cat's whereabouts, beautifully illustrated by real-life partner Wendy MacNaughton. By Kristin Farr
Book Review | Apr 22, 2013
A new memoir by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is an urgent, moving, and insightful break-up with the city of San Francisco. By Ingrid Rojas Contreras
"The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are as much every U.S. citizen's wars as they are the veterans' wars," says Phil Klay, who served in Iraq. His debut story collection is called Redeployment.
Jason Mott's novel The Returned is now an ABC television series called Resurrection, which premieres this weekend. The plot was inspired by a dream Mott had about his mother.
Nigerian-American journalist Dayo Olopade talks about finding optimism in Africa and her new book The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa.
In a new book, Terry Golway takes a sympathetic view of Manhattan's infamous political machine. He says, "Tammany Hall was there for the poor immigrant who was otherwise friendless in New York."
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