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Saxophones, Suits, and Second Bests

Listen to modern Indian chamber music and read about corporate oil greed and resilient underdogs.
October 17, 2018

Lydia Kiesling’s Debut Novel Brings a Millennial Voice to California

In The Golden State, the author has concocted a book that’s thoughtful, funny, psychologically astute, and frequently harrowing.
October 02, 2018

Storytelling for Everyone

In year two, the Simpson Family Literary Project spreads the power of fiction.
September 17, 2018

Roxanne Gay Shares Complex Ideas

The acclaimed writer, professor, and editor, one of the greatest cultural critics of our times, talks identity and privilege at BAMPFA.
September 07, 2018

Radical Feminist Reads by Kate Schatz and Rebecca Solnit

Schatz’s Rad Girls Can, with Miriam Klein Stahl illustrating, and Solnit's Call Them by Their True Names urge all to get up and get out the vote.
September 04, 2018

Unsettling Times

Protest songs, identity questions, and economic disparity surface in this month’s music and books.
August 30, 2018

Ingrid Rojas Contreras’ Writes an Explosive First Novel

The Colombia-born, Bay Area author weaves a powerful narrative of sisterhood in the times of Pablo Escobar’s Colombia.
August 15, 2018

Music and Books for Summer

Take pedal steel guitars, tiki culture, and noir-themed stories to the beach this season.
July 19, 2018

What Would Walt Eat?

A new book points out his love for hotdogs, chili, and the mundane.
June 19, 2018

New Guidebook Series Makes the Pacific Coat Trail More Accessible

A new four-volume set on the PCT from Mountaineer Press appeals to all hikers, not just those wanting to hike through from Mexico to Canada.
June 12, 2018