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Calendar, Night&Day The Journal

The Journal

Arguably, no other literary journal has done as much to define the West Coast sensibility as ZYZZYVA; dedicated to publishing writers with West Coast ZIP codes for its first 26 years, the journal presented early work by many of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Text Men

Text Men

Jonathan Lethem and Daniel Handler are extraordinarily peculiar human beings and members of the contemporary author super-league that's devoted to writing smart, engaging books and making writers obviously cooler than all other humanoids. Handler can't help but be funny,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Naughty Talk

Naughty Talk

Dan Savage, most famous for his syndicated Savage Love advice column (which runs in the sexy section at the back of this newspaper every week), will be appearing at the Castro Theatre with writer Daniel Handler (aka children's book…
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Calendar, Night&Day Caninival

Caninival

Each year, DogFest takes over Duboce Park to celebrate the joys of four-legged friends and the children who love them, all in an effort to raise money for San Francisco’s McKinley Elementary School via silent auction. Now in its sixth…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Learn to Write from Lemony Snicket

Video of the Day: Learn to Write from Lemony Snicket

At author readings, young fiction writers often leave disenchanted, because people are always going on about the book. Who has time to read? You want to know about the writing process, about the physical act of getting the words on…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Series of Unfortunate Questions

A Series of Unfortunate Questions

At author readings, young fiction writers often leave disenchanted, because people are always going on about the book. Who has time to read? You want to know about the writing process, about the physical act of getting the words on…
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Calendar, Night&Day Scorn, Dissected and Illustrated

Scorn, Dissected and Illustrated

In his new young adult novel, Daniel Handler writes from the perspective of a precocious 16-year-old, which is not such a stretch. It’s a safe bet our proto-Snicket, growing up in San Francisco, left a lot of dazzled students and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bad Trip

Bad Trip

The Blaskets are a small cluster of hilly islands in Ireland, where until recently villagers are said to have lived out their ancient ways without modern influences. Two old friends are there on a trip whose purpose is unclear. They’re…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Islanders: Word for Word Acts Out Andrew Sean Greer's Short Story at Z Space

The Islanders: Word for Word Acts Out Andrew Sean Greer's Short Story at Z Space

The Blaskets are a small cluster of hilly islands in Ireland, where until recently villagers are said to have lived out their ancient ways without modern influences. Two old friends are there on a trip whose purpose is unclear. They're…
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Culture, Stage "The Composer Is Dead": Berkeley Rep takes on Lemony Snicket

"The Composer Is Dead": Berkeley Rep takes on Lemony Snicket

The work of Daniel Handler, more popularly known as Lemony Snicket, is a welcome rebuke to any sap who believes that children deserve constant coddling. Kids know when they're the target of condescension. They're neither as fearful nor as slow-witted…
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Calendar, Night&Day Word for Word

Word for Word

With so many serious writers working in the children's section, kids’ books are a welcome trap door into high culture. And nobody has tripped that door more often, and to as much acclaim, as Daniel Handler writing as Lemony Snicket.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Esprit de Corpse

Esprit de Corpse

During the New England summers of her childhood, author Elizabeth Strout fell in love with the physical world: the seaweed-covered rocks along the coast, hidden wildflowers in the deep woods — and suspected dead bodies? Well, maybe not, but that’s…
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Calendar, Night&Day Han, Not Solo

Han, Not Solo

Yosh Han is a world-famous perfumer. Her product is carried by Barneys New York, for example. She’s big time, but she’s also a vigorous local citizen, interested in goings-on about town — as a result, tiny flagons of her special…
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Music, All Shook Down Dawn Party With Fool's Gold at Cal Academy This Weekend

Dawn Party With Fool's Gold at Cal Academy This Weekend

San Francisco has a knack for seamlessly blending the sacred with the hip -- just look at Grace Cathedral's monthly EpiscoDisco event -- and that's definitely the case with Saturday's Dawn 2010. Presented by Reboot and Tablet Magazine in celebration of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shavout Loud

Shavout Loud

The organizers of the Dawn Festival maintain that one of the most underappreciated Jewish holidays is also one of the most important. Shavuot celebrates the day when the Jewish people were given the Torah at Mount Sinai. Traditionally, this day…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Thursday's Pick: Daniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman

What To Do? Thursday's Pick: Daniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman

Daniel Handler, Larry Doyle, Marc Maron, and Eugene Mirman on You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice @ The Jewish Community Center A book with the title You're a Horrible Person, But I Like…
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Calendar, Night&Day How to Be

How to Be

A book with the title You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice implies certain things. Namely smart, funny, wry advice, perhaps an introduction by Amy Sedaris, a foreword by John Hodgman, and an index…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: The Monthly Rumpus w/ Daniel Handler, Tony DuShane, DJ Real, More

Last Night: The Monthly Rumpus w/ Daniel Handler, Tony DuShane, DJ Real, More

The Monthly Rumpus w/ Daniel Handler, Tony DuShane, Robin Ekiss, Ethan Watters, Kevin Sampsell, DJ Real, the Yellow Dress, & Richard Porter on hula hoopMonday, Feb. 8, 2009Make-Out RoomBetter than: Talking about the Super BowlWhere in San Francisco can you…
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Calendar, Night&Day Jesus Freak

Jesus Freak

There’s no refuting it: adolescence sucks. It’s messy, embarrassing, and it smells funny. Growing up under the most normal of circumstances can be trying, but the protagonist of Tony DuShane’s first novel has it really rough. He’s being watched. All…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Kick in the Rumpus

A Kick in the Rumpus

Unlike fairies, who come back to life when you clap your hands, or angels, who get their wings when a bell is rung, fledgling Web sites go through the opposite metamorphoses. Shortly after inception, the little URL sets about justifying…
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