Author: Giselle Velazquez

Giselle Velazquez was born in the Mission District and now lives in the shadow of South San Francisco's Sign Hill. Her writing credits include The San Francisco Examiner, SF Weekly, Bay Guardian and Ventura County Star, as well as blogging English translations of Mexican telenovelas.

Comedy comes from Beirut with ‘Love’

Lebanese-born, U.S.-raised comedian Nemr has his share of crazy tour stories. Like the first time he performed in Saudi Arabia…

7 months ago

Litquake author reveals SF legacy of martial arts master Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was known for Hong Kong moves and Hollywood glamour, but not many people know about his deep San…

2 years ago

S.F. doctor helps kick off South Asian comedy fest

Priyanka Wali’s résumé would gladden the heart of any stereotypical South Asian parent: She’s a University of Southern California graduate…

2 years ago

‘Heroine Complex’ has action, fashion, and an Asian-American lead

“It has a little bit of ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’” says writer Sarah Kuhn about her new novel, “Heroine Complex.”…

2 years ago

‘Daily Show’ comic Al Madrigal takes on S.F., politics, burritos

Native son Al Madrigal has gotten used to proving his San Francisco street cred. “The city kids try to double-check…

3 years ago

July 26: San Francisco marathon, Up Your Alley and more

Something to read All This Life By Joshua Mohr ($25) The Bay Area writer’s latest novel starts with a shocking…

3 years ago

Director Chris Columbus feels powered up for ‘Pixels’

Even though Chris Columbus’ new film “Pixels” co-stars video game icons such as Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Q*bert, the San…

3 years ago

Scoop: Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini shares fallout in new TV show

Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology in 2013, and now the former “King of Queens” star is discussing the…

3 years ago