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Dining, SFoodie Notable Bay Area Residents Share Their Favorite Comfort Foods

Notable Bay Area Residents Share Their Favorite Comfort Foods

In honor of this week's Food Issue, in which nine local writers delve into their psyches to reveal their favorite comfort foods, we asked a few notable locals where they go when they're feeling down. "The big old reliable…
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Calendar, Night&Day Redefining Realness

Redefining Realness

It's inspiring to see the curators of longstanding shows still excited about what they're doing — but of course, their excitement is part of what makes their shows longstanding. Every month for over a decade, Charlie Jane Anders has…
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Calendar, Night&Day Famous Smart People

Famous Smart People

Stephen Elliott, editor of S.F.-based online lit mag The Rumpus, used to tease Nato Green by calling him the unofficial West Coast Comic of The Rumpus, which was funny because Nato was more a mainstay of The Rumpus’ events than…
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Calendar, Night&Day Inside Out

Inside Out

When Irma Rodriguez learned she had HIV she was serving time in prison on drug charges. For the next 15 years of her incarceration, she submitted herself to numerous harsh treatments, hoping she would not lose her life to the…
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Music, All Shook Down Berkeley Writer Ayelet Waldman's Red Hook Road Inspired By Bach, Steve Reich

Berkeley Writer Ayelet Waldman's Red Hook Road Inspired By Bach, Steve Reich

New York Times best-selling author and Berkeley resident Ayelet Waldman released a new book today called Red Hook Road. She and her husband, Michael Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, have been called…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman

What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman

​Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman @ Booksmith Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman are getting a sitter, for in a surprising and heartening move they appear together tonight. It should make for an interesting dynamic: We know Waldman's fans will be…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hopelessly Devoted

Hopelessly Devoted

Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman are getting a sitter, for in a surprising and heartening move they appear together tonight. It should make for an interesting dynamic: We know Waldman’s fans will be eyeing Chabon, going mmmm-hmmm, because of some…
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Culture, Bookcap

June Book Events: Ayelet Waldman, Barry Gifford, Alice Waters, and more

Tuesday, June 9 For Alcatraz: The Gangster Years (UC Press, $35), author David Ward (with Gene Kassebaum) combed countless FBI files and conducted interviews with former convicts to document that special swath of history — 1934 to 1948 — during…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap

When you have a child, your perceptions change. Shit, for one, is no longer so disgusting. It can even be cute, not to mention a huge relief, if baby delivers a tight, well-formed little package that sits up in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Back on Track

Back on Track

The new novel by Ayelet Waldman, Bye-Bye, Black Sheep, has nothing on her last book, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits. Then again, it's not supposed to. Black Sheep is a mystery, and it attends faithfully to the habits of the…
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