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Read Between the Lines in Joyce Maynard’s New Novel

“Under the Influence” is the latest from the Oakland-based writer.
August 03, 2016

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

A crop of new books explores emotions, an epidemic, and courage.
July 21, 2016

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.
July 20, 2016

Welcome to Night Vale, Fox Theater, Podcast

The popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale comes to the Fox as a live stage show.
July 05, 2016

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.
June 27, 2016

Urban Wonders, Herbal Teas, and Birds

A writer explores urban nature, an herbalist shares tea remedies, and a guide highlights Golden Gate Park birds.
June 17, 2016

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.
June 15, 2016

Lea Kirk Debuts a New Novel

An Alameda author uses her imagination to create a post- apocalyptic, sci-fi romance with paranormal elements involving blue aliens, green aliens, and Earthlings.
June 10, 2016

A Bigger, Better Bay Area Book Festival

This year’s gathering for bibliophiles brings 300 authors, dozens of poets, erotic literature, films, and children’s programming to Berkeley on June 4-5.
May 30, 2016

Italian Cooking, Arresting Butterflies, and Gutsy Girls

Whimsical illustrations, close-up photos, and inspiring stories enliven print.
May 26, 2016