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Culture, Feature HUM525: Hitting the Books

HUM525: Hitting the Books

Instructor: Jonathan Kiefer OFFICE HOURS: None. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Through close reading of several new or forthcoming books by local authors, students will learn how weird and screwed-up their world, their country, their parents, and they themselves really are, but also…
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Culture, Books Come Together

Come Together

"Envy can be blinding to your art." This was Po Bronson, author of four books, speaking at a panel discussion last week celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Grotto, the San Francisco writing collective he co-founded. The other panelists --…
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News, Matt Smith First <i>SF Weekly</i> Sharpie Literary Awards

First SF Weekly Sharpie Literary Awards

On Geary Boulevard near Arguello, just before dawn, a ragtag band of repo men stakes out a shyster's luxury auto dealership. In a makeshift warehouse barroom, four men -- a couple of shills, an inside man, and a grifter --…
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Culture, Books

What Should I Do With My Life?

By Po Bronson Random House (2003), $24.95 After the dot-com bubble burst and there was little dirt to dish on Silicon Valley machinations -- or more accurately, few people who still cared about such intrigues -- journalist and novelist Po…
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Film, Reel World

Independence Day

Imagine this: You write a successful novel, and soon thereafter some Hollywood types show up with an enticing offer. Even better, the people in question have talent, track records, and a major studio behind them. So you sell the rights…
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News, Dog Bites

Dog Bites

Gentrification, or ...Is it possible the lull in hostilities over San Francisco's changing demographics might be more than temporary? Why, just this weekend a fellow partygoer opined to Dog Bites that, really, "the whole Mission thing is pretty much over."…
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Calendar, Halloween

Cothran

The Existential Bus-Based Karma Test On July 24, at Pier 93 in San Francisco, more than 100 Muni bus drivers will gather and, in a series of competitive exercises, test their driving skill, knowledge of safety rules, and other abilities…
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News,

Dog Bites

Not in My Parking Lot Dog Bites wouldn't normally get worked into a froth over Willie Brown's developer friends' latest schemes, but this time, they've gone too far: They're threatening our parking space. Here at the swanky China Basin Landing…
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Calendar, Halloween

Mulch

What Price Justice? Try $300,000 and Up... The Nov. 15 murder of reputed gang leader Cuong Tran -- killed outside a San Francisco nightclub an eerie eight minutes after and one mile away from the spot where prominent S.F. attorney…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

POBRONSON.COM The publicist for local author Po Bronson is gaining backslaps of approval for promoting Bronson's new novel about Silicon Valley, The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, so effectively that it landed a full-page article in Time and…
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