books

09 Mar 2022

SF’s First Lesbian-Owned Comic Book Shop Opens in the Mission

Leah Morrett is the owner of Sour Cherry Comics, a new queer-centric bookstore and community space in the Mission District that opened at 3187 16th St. earlier this month.  “Sour cherries are not sweet, and that’s the point,” she tells me. “[The name’s] a little subversive, a little cutesy, and

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09 Feb 2022

How I Discovered the Art of Doing Nothing: Part One

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Oakland-based writer Jenny Odell had taunted me from bookstore shelves for years.  I was drawn to the title because I was drawn to the premise: To do nothing.  It was attractive, but almost cruel in its simplicity.  Nothing? How could I

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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14 Jan 2022

4 Overrated Authors and 4 You Should Read Instead

Recently it came to my attention that for a lot of people my age and younger, their literary knowledge basically begins and ends with Harry Potter. Now, there’s nothing wrong with being a fan of Harry Potter. I grew up with the books myself; the 5th, 6th, and 7th books

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01 Dec 2021

Daphne Gottlieb “stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter” in Saint 1001

On January 1, 2021, Daphne Gottlieb sent me a message on LinkedIn.  “Happy New Year!,” it read. “I will make this shortish and sweetish. My first novel is coming out on Valentine’s Day. It’s a mix of anonymous sex, po mo theory, Scheherazade and 1001 Nights, and the search for

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18 Jul 2019

SF ART BOOK FAIR SPOTLIGHT: LEE OF MODLITBOOKS

The 2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair (SFABF) is multi-day festival of artists’ publications. This event is free and open to the public and will feature artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists’ multiples.  Learn more about one of this weekend’s exhibitors, Lee Reymore of modlitbooks and his

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16 Jan 2019

We wanna give you Pop Trash: The Amazing Art of Jason Mecier

Artist Jason Mecier creates insanely detailed portraits of celebrities using trash, candy, and other items, crafting sculptural celebrations as beautiful as they are outrageous. Here is Amy Sedaris assembled from her own trash, David Bowie made out of cosmetics and feathers, Snoop Dogg sculpted out of weed, Justin Timberlake and

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04 Dec 2018

WE WANNA GIVE YOU A GIFT BASKET OF BEER, ICE CREAM AND COOKBOOKS!

And some other stuff. Also, some of the items won’t physically be inside the basket. And there may or may not be an actual basket. It’s more of a collection of items that we got together and thought you might like to consume (or re-gift) for Christmas. We’re hoping we’ll put

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26 Apr 2018

Cracking Open A Cold Case: The Golden State Killer and The Legacy of Michelle McNamara

Joseph DeAngelo. If you don’t know that name, you will soon enough. Yesterday, April 25th, 72 year old Joseph DeAngelo was arrested in connection with a cold case that rocked the Bay area for a decade from 1976 to 1986. For a decade, the man known as The Original Night

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