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News, A Survey of Gentrification Lit: Notable Achievements in the Genre

A Survey of Gentrification Lit: Notable Achievements in the Genre

Back in February, San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius began a piece about the changes taking place in San Francisco with the following two sentences: "Gentrification," he wrote. "It's happening with surprisingly little grumbling." Which raises the question: Just which…
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Calendar, Night&Day Slouching Toward San Francisco

Slouching Toward San Francisco

Late 20th-century San Francisco history is usually represented in popular culture by such media-friendly events as the hippie movement in the 1960s and gay liberation in the 1970s. While those are certainly important, they don’t tell the whole story, and…
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Culture, Books "Season of the Witch": The Turbulent Growth of S.F. Values

"Season of the Witch": The Turbulent Growth of S.F. Values

"I blame Mick Jagger for fucking with black magic," Peter Coyote says a good chunk of the way into Season of the Witch, Salon founder David Talbot's sprawling, lurid, dishy, and electric history of how the San Francisco of good…
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Culture, Bookcap

This month's literary events

Thursday, Dec. 2 "A brilliant idea," Dave Eggers says. "A great idea," R. Crumb says. "A brilliant, beautifully executed idea," Kurt Andersen says. Famous blurbists agree that Simon & Schuster's Pulp History series is on to something — namely, an…
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Culture, Bookcap

Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years

By David Talbot Free Press, $28 "omebody has something new to say about the Kennedys? I find that hard to believe," a friend replied after I cancelled our drink date due to deadline hour for reviewing David Talbot's Pulitzer Prize-bait,…
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Chatterbox

You're all invited to Salon's dress rehearsal this week on the Web. The official launch date for the magaziney Web site (www.salon1999.com) is Nov. 20, but the staff -- mostly former Examiner writers and editors -- wants to sieve all…
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Chatterbox

Two top San Francisco Examiner editors have left the paper for a new media venture -- a magazine for the Web. David Talbot, assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment, and Foreign/National Editor Andrew Ross aren't talking about their new…
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