literature

18 May 2022

Broke-Ass Poets: Finn Turner

A Woman In Her Room A woman in her room feels sometimes that she lives on the back of the world, as if, while studying a tapestry, she found she had been gazing at its rough reverse.  On Rossetti’s ‘Blue Silk Dress’ Jane Burden, famous for your face and illustrious

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23 Feb 2022

Consulting the Crass: 5 Filthy Writers You Should Know

The price that great writers pay for cursing convention and soiling the milquetoast ranks, it seems, is braving an inflamed collective that refuses to acknowledge the filth at its feet. At best, such artistic confrontation is met with a wince. At worst, literary banishment. And so writers who present an

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 1
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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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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26 Jan 2017

Who Is Hank Moody?

“I probably won’t go down in history, but I will go down on your sister.” —Hank Moody   Ten years ago, Showtime gave us Californication, the story of Hank Moody: an over-sexed, booze-addled writer fighting to get his family back. Hank (played by David Duchovny) is comic, tragic, absurd yet

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27 Dec 2016

Val Kilmer as Mark Twain

Val Kilmer is standing on the stage of the Clay Theater and his microphone won’t work. He slumps over, hanging his arms, the classic representation of comical dejection. From the packed house comes a feminine voice, shouting: “I’m your huckleberry!” Without missing a beat, Kilmer mimes and mouths back: “No,

Sam Devine 1
29 Feb 2016

The 7 Best Dressed Oscars of All Time

The Oscars were on Sunday, and it wasn’t just a celebration of great acting and films but all the red carpet broadcasting makes the fashion just as important. If you took a drink every time you heard ‘Who are you wearing?’ you would have been deader than a George R.R. Martin character.

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03 Mar 2015

Win FREE Copy: Vodka + Limelight by Yuri Kagan

  “Vodka & Limelight” is a coming of age, fictitious memoir comprised of short stories that offer an inside look at the glamorous—and often unglamorous—Castro night scene. Beyond the entertaining stories lie a poignant look at life told from Yuri’s perspective.  See how bartending gave Yuri a voice and drove

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02 Dec 2014

Win A Copy Of ‘Made By Raffi’: The Boy Who Liked To Knit And Sew

“Inspired by a true-life incident, Made By Raffi is the story of a little boy who doesn’t care for sports but likes to knit and sew — at first he is teased for his hobby, but in the end he becomes a hero to his class.  The book supports young boys and

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