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Calendar, Night&Day where the streets have literary names

where the streets have literary names

For most of us, bicycling and reading are best done separately, but local writer and cyclist Nicole Gluckstern has found an occasion to do the activities in tandem: the 25th anniversary of the project that named 12 San Francisco…
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Calendar, Night&Day Loud Alleys

Loud Alleys

Literary group Quiet Lightning is collaborating with City Lights for a reading in Kerouac Alley this week. Selected submitters will read their own works of writing to create what Quiet Lightning is known for: A tapestry of stories the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Back-Alley Poetry Readings

Back-Alley Poetry Readings

Everyone knows California knows how to party, but let's back it up to appreciate this one: City Lights Books is throwing a six-month long fiesta for its 60th anniversary. It started last month with a daylong celebration, and continues…
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Calendar, Night&Day Can't Beat It

Can't Beat It

Not terribly long ago, supermodel Bar Rafaeli was on the cover of Esquire, naked, save for words from Stephen King's cover story about the recession. The two, arguably, had nothing to do with one another, which begged the question: If…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Bookstore

City Lights 261 Columbus (at Broadway), 362-8193, www.citylights.com Although it's a required stop on the Columbus Avenue tourist crawl, bordering Jack Kerouac Alley and Vesuvio Cafe, City Lights, founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, retains its pioneer spirit. The floors creak,…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Shopping & Services

Best Bookstore City Lights 261 Columbus (at Broadway), 362-8193, www.citylights.com Although it's a required stop on the Columbus Avenue tourist crawl, bordering Jack Kerouac Alley and Vesuvio Cafe, City Lights, founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, retains its pioneer spirit. The…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors You Grow, Girl

You Grow, Girl

SAT 4/30 Every spring, greenhorns concoct big plans to transform their urban fire escapes into garden oases -- and then proceed to sleep in every weekend. That's why we recommend that you budding horticulturists make a beeline for the San…
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