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Calendar, Night&Day So Wrong It's Fun

So Wrong It's Fun

The stereotypical literary reading is about as thrilling as televised fly-fishing, with tweed-jacketed professorial types mumbling through their work, struggling to be heard over the crickets outside. Unlike many stereotypes, there’s more than a bit of truth to that one,…
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Calendar, Night&Day To the Pain

To the Pain

Opium Magazine's Literary Death Match is part open mike night, part talent show, and part scandalous one-upmanship. Sure, well-known authors read from their work, and that's very edifying. But the event thrives on — demands, even — disinhibited, controversial shit-disturbing,…
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Everybody Into the Pool

Writers' conferences basically print money, luring hopeful authors into slick hotel rooms to simultaneously fuel and smash their dreams, usually in the course of a single panel discussion. Our own, the San Francisco Writers Conference, is a classic example. It's…
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wednesday march 20 Motion and Emotion New York choreographer Donald Byrd combines classical ballet, modern dance, and the vernacular of African-American dance. In Bristle, Byrd examines gender's effect on male-female relationships; costumed in black, his company -- The Group --…
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