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This month's literary events

Thursday, Nov. 4 It's astonishing how nimbly Anne Germanacos glides across presupposed boundaries — between dream and myth, between poetry and prose, between her own dueling provenances of ancient Aegean islands and the modern San Francisco peninsula. A gifted perceiver,…
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Calendar, Night&Day That’s Life

That’s Life

Videos created by Levni Yilmaz, a local cartoonist, have received 12 million views on YouTube. Did he get hit in the balls while cartooning? Drink Diet Coke and eat Mentos while cartooning? No, it’s nothing like that. He just films…
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Calendar, Night&Day Jack the System

Jack the System

After graduating from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Seth Harwood did what many of his fellow apprentices dream, or rather have nightmares, about doing: He wrote genre fiction. And he still didn’t get published. That’s not a knock: Who gets published?…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Rich Are Different

The Rich Are Different

Simon Rich got a two-book deal from Random House before he even left college, where he was president of the Harvard Lampoon, a position that set him up nicely for his current gig writing for SNL, all of which is…
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Culture, Bookcap

February Book Events

Thursday, Feb. 5 Poor little Pluto. Already the tiniest member of its family, it tags along in the orbit farthest from the Sun, the kiddie table of the solar system. And then it got demoted. In 2006, the International Astronomical…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Coffee Shop

Best Coffee Shop According to the Random House Second Edition Unabridged, a coffee shop is "a small, usually inexpensive restaurant where refreshments and light meals are served." According to us, a coffee shop is also a place where the waitress…
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Culture, Books

What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir

By E. Lynn Harris Doubleday (2003), $22.95 E. Lynn Harris, author of the critically acclaimed "Invisible Life" series of novels about being a black gay man, is widely considered one of the most important African-American writers of both his genre…
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Culture, Books

The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in San Francisco

By Marilyn Chase Random House (2003), $25.95 Author Marilyn Chase's thesis seems to be "Epidemics are bad, but some doctors are good," a position far too flimsy for a serious book on the bubonic plague in our fair city. The…
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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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Culture, Stuff Twisp of the Tale

Twisp of the Tale

Contained within a care package sent by C.D. Payne is a self-penned press release introducing the author as "the Rodney Dangerfield of comic novelists," complete with a picture of the bug-eyed comedian and his shopworn catchphrase "I can't get no…
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Dining, Eat Blue Cheer

Blue Cheer

If I knew ahead of time that I was about to be stranded on a deserted island and was given the (equally improbable) opportunity to take just one book along with me, it would have to be the Random House…
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News, Feature

Banal Retentive

When I want a really authentic experience, I sometimes use a toenail clipper on my fingernails, shuddering with the thrill of fulcrumed power; and then, for my toes, I step on up to Revlon's veterinary-gauge Nipper, a parrot-beaked personal-pruning weapon…
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