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The Fall Arts Guide

The season promises lively choices for art, books, dance, film, music, and theater events.

Book Excerpt: American Exceptionalism at Its Worst

The horrors of American torture at Abu Ghraib are revealed.

Reconnecting with Griffin and Sabine

The "Griffin & Sabine" collection deserves to be on any art- or story-lovers bookshelf.

Read Between the Lines in Joyce Maynard’s New Novel

“Under the Influence” is the latest from the Oakland-based writer.

Hip-Hop Poetry, AIDS Education, and Alameda County Fires

A crop of new books explores emotions, an epidemic, and courage.

Peggy Orenstein Writes to Empower Girls

The best-selling Berkeley author interviews more than 70 young women, ages 15 to 20, about virginity, oral sex, hooking up, online and traditional porn, sexual assault, LGBT children and acceptance, sex education in schools, and more in her new book Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.

Welcome to Night Vale, Fox Theater, Podcast

The popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale comes to the Fox as a live stage show.

Maisie Dobbs Goes to Munich

Journey to Munich, the 12th installment in Bay Area author Jacqueline Winspear’s best-selling Maisie Dobbs series, proves Winspear particularly adroit on the high wire.

Urban Wonders, Herbal Teas, and Birds

A writer explores urban nature, an herbalist shares tea remedies, and a guide highlights Golden Gate Park birds.

Mary Roach’s New Book Grunt Takes on the Science of War

The Oakland-based science writer braids the strands of silly, serious, and stupefying together to her readers’ immense satisfaction. Her new book, Grunt explores the science of humans at war.