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Calendar, Night&Day Coming to America Near You

Coming to America Near You

Gary Shteyngart is a critical darling: His first three books, The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Absurdistan, and Super Sad True Love Story (besides all having amazing titles) have each been highly praised, and he was named one of The New…
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News, Sucka Free City Heart of Glass: A UCSF Surgeon Marks a Medical and Fashionable Milestone

Heart of Glass: A UCSF Surgeon Marks a Medical and Fashionable Milestone

San Franciscans disturbed by our city's acquiescence to all things tech can take solace: In a recent New Yorker essay about wandering through life wearing Google Glass, Gary Shteyngart claims that, in New York, "I am a conquering hero." In…
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Fall Arts: Your Wee Guide to This Season's Bay Area Books

Telegraph Avenue Involving: The fictive owners of an East Bay record shop, their midwife wives, an ex-NFL star, an ex-blaxploitation star, disquisitions on race and class and used vinyl and childbirth, very fancy prose, and the literary event of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Par for the Corpse

Par for the Corpse

In the zombie novel Zone One, the undead action starts on page 13, with a military crew sweeping a New York office building for skels -- zombies. Our main character, Mark Spitz, finds a hot nest of lapsed PR women…
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Calendar, Night&Day Coming This Summer

Coming This Summer

Gary Shteyngart was born in Russia and — wait, you know all about Shteyngart. (You've made a mistake somewhere if you don't, but you've harmed no one except yourself, and the mistake is easy to rectify at your local bookseller.)…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shavout Loud

Shavout Loud

The organizers of the Dawn Festival maintain that one of the most underappreciated Jewish holidays is also one of the most important. Shavuot celebrates the day when the Jewish people were given the Torah at Mount Sinai. Traditionally, this day…
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