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Calendar, Night&Day She Was a Household Name

She Was a Household Name

The burning of the Library at Alexandria happened a long time ago, and as Neal Stephenson has pointed out, "It's inherently difficult to get reliable information about an event that consisted of the destruction of all recorded information." Scholars seem…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Long Then

The Long Then

New York Times bestselling author of Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson reads from his new novel, Anathem, and waves a shovel around onstage this evening. In conversations with Stewart Brand and Danny Hillis, Long Now Foundation dudes, the author also discusses the…
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Culture, Books

Book Events in September

Thursday, Sept. 4In his new paperback It's Not You, It's the Biology, NorCal writer Joe Quirk takes "an average-guy look at the whole issue of relationships through the lens of biology, anthropology, sociology, and some pretty awful dates." According to…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Jack In Now

Forget flying cars. By now, we assumed we'd be regularly jacking into William Gibson's cyberspace or Neal Stephenson's metaverse, if not the Mitchell Brothers’ World-O-Pleasure. Instead we have, what? The Nintendo Wii, Linden Bucks, Google Earth, and force-feedback game controllers.…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Open Sesame

Open Sesame

ONGOING 10/1-24 October in San Francisco, with its glorious skies and fleeting warmth, seems an odd time to spend weekends indoors, but that's exactly what thousands of people do during S.F. Open Studios. The oldest and biggest free visual…
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