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8/22/2013

When the Threshold Choir performs, it is for an audience of one. The signs of reciprocity are slight: a relaxed brow, an unclenched fist, a focused gaze,... More»

7/18/2013

Since the Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937, thousands of people have tried to kill themselves by leaping off. Only 34 have lived. ... More»

6/17/2013

“Publishing a novel is like putting on a pair of bowling shoes,” I say to Sam Sattin. “You don’t know if they... More»

6/14/2013

“Spring hopes eternal.” As she says these words, Spring Warren sits across from me, drinking Balvenie scotch and laughing at herself—one... More»

6/13/2013

I meet Ethel Rohan outside the Book Exchange in Bolinas, a bookstore where no one works and you pay what you consider a fair price for the... More»

6/12/2013

Here's a game: Go walking in the financial district, just south of Market Street. Choose a building—not one of the glassy monoliths,... More»

6/7/2013

Wending her way on foot from Potrero Hill through the Mission to reach our designated rendezvous at the corner of Dolores and 22nd, Rebecca... More»

6/6/2013

Chinaka Hodge: I always thought Chinaka would be president, but, oh well, she wants to be a writer (... More»

6/5/2013

One warm evening in early April, Jon Mooallem met me on Market Street to walk to the ballpark, as we’ve done often enough that we no longer need to... More»

6/4/2013

Female friends of mine passed around Lucy Corin’s first novel, ... More»

6/3/2013

This is what it’s like to spend time with Michael Lewis. You’ve got a job to do—this interview—so he invites you to... More»