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11/11/2011

There are certain singers whose voices are so fresh and distinctive that you never forget the first time you hear them. Tune-Yards front woman Merrill... More»

11/1/2011

MAGAZINE REVIEW VOLUME ONE: 25 WAYS TO BE A LOCAL (The Bold Italic) Hovering somewhere between rough-edged... More»

11/1/2011

CD REVIEW LATEEF THE TRUTHSPEAKER: FIREWIRE (Quannum Projects) Many of the Bay Area’s brainiest rap... More»

11/1/2011

Book LOVE AND SHAME AND LOVE (Little, Brown and Company) I have a bias against literary style—language that... More»

11/1/2011

FILM REVIEW AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER (Luna Park Productions) Why are half of all Americans who tie the knot... More»

10/19/2011

CD DUM DUM GIRLS: ONLY IN DREAMS (Sub Pop) If the Dum Dum Girls’ first release, I Will Be, fit nicely... More»

8/25/2011

In 2003, not long after Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game was published, studios opened their doors to pitches for screenplays based on... More»

7/1/2011

After releasing four nonfiction stories in four months, the Atavist, a San Francisco­–conceived mobile publisher, is earning its stripes as a... More»

10/10/2008

Cleve Jones isn’t used to Hollywood backbiting. The pio­neer­ing gay-rights activist and organizer, best known as a cofounder of the... More»

8/26/2008

Many years ago, someone industrious realized that the fastest way to a city dweller’s heart is a lively party with a free-flowing bar. The last place... More»