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Marke Bieschke protests at a rally he organized in October 2014 against corporate media and in support of independent newspapers. (Courtesy Mona Caron)

Book details history of protests for young activists

48 Hills publisher Marke Bieschke aims to educate about power of dissent

 

Author Jorge Argueta at his bookstore, Luna’s Press & Bookstore on Mission Street in Bernal Heights. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Jorge Argueta’s Caravan of Dreams

Over the past decade, Argueta, who is a poet and award-winning children’s author, has been returning to his home country with more frequency and purpose.

 

Toni Morrison is pictured speaking at Princeton University on Nov. 4, 2003. (Frank Jacobs III/Tribune News Service)

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning author, longtime Princeton professor, dead at 88

Nobel Prize-winning novelist and longtime Princeton University creative writing professor Toni Morrison…

 

San Francisco Unified School District leaders aim to increase literacy in The City's schools during National Read Across America Day Wednesday.

SFUSD aims to increase literacy in schools

Thousands of donated books made their way Wednesday to a Castro district…

San Francisco Unified School District leaders aim to increase literacy in The City's schools during National Read Across America Day Wednesday.
Elisha Hartwig and Dani Fankhauser are the creators of ReadThisNext. (Courtesy Hollis Wansley)

App promises good book tips from respected authors

A common question asked of authors by people at bookstore signings and…

Elisha Hartwig and Dani Fankhauser are the creators of ReadThisNext. (Courtesy Hollis Wansley)
COURTESY PHOTOVendela Vida’s new novel describes one woman’s eventful trip to Morocco.

‘Diver’s Clothes’ an intriguing tale of changing identity

High anxiety appealingly fuels every page of San Francisco’s writer Vendela Vida’s…

COURTESY PHOTOVendela Vida’s new novel describes one woman’s eventful trip to Morocco.
COURTESY PHOTOMarian Palaia's debut novel is set in San Francisco and Montana in the 1980s-90s.

Marian Palaia’s ‘Given World’ captures life’s unpredictability

Finding peace is a little like going to war in Marian Palaia’s…

COURTESY PHOTOMarian Palaia's debut novel is set in San Francisco and Montana in the 1980s-90s.
COURTESY  PHOTOCatcher Bengie Molina’s evocative memoir details a turbulent life

Bengie Molina comes to terms with dad in memoir

Life is hard, mastering the game of Major League Baseball is harder,…

COURTESY  PHOTOCatcher Bengie Molina’s evocative memoir details a turbulent life
COURTESY  PHOTONigel Barker appears at Macy’s Union Square in an Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month event.

Nigel Barker celebrates his Asian Pacific heritage

Fashion photographer Nigel Barker has worked with some of the world's most…

COURTESY  PHOTONigel Barker appears at Macy’s Union Square in an Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month event.
COURTESY  PHOTO"Cross of Thorns" offers a detailed

‘Cross of Thorns’ details brutality of California’s missions

School students and tourists may have a romantic vision of California’s missions…

COURTESY  PHOTO"Cross of Thorns" offers a detailed
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‘Map of Perceptions’ has lovely views of The City

San Francisco’s architecture is often celebrated for its loveliness – no more…

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COURTESY  PHOTOStudents at De Marillac Academy in San Francisco have released their third volume of poetry.

Tenderloin students make waves with poetry

Eighth graders at De Marillac Academy, an extraordinary Catholic school in San…

COURTESY  PHOTOStudents at De Marillac Academy in San Francisco have released their third volume of poetry.
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Michelle Tea details major life changes in new book

San Francisco's Michelle Tea is a goddess. She's also a writer and…

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COURTESY  PHOTOGreg Archer's memoir details his journey in uncovering his family's dramatic tale of struggle and survival during Stalin's reign of terror in the 1940s.

‘Grace Revealed’ goes on personal and historical explorations

Mixing spirituality and history, Bay Area writer Greg Archer’s new book “Grace…

COURTESY  PHOTOGreg Archer's memoir details his journey in uncovering his family's dramatic tale of struggle and survival during Stalin's reign of terror in the 1940s.
COURTESY  PHOTO"San Francisco's Twin Peaks" by Lynn Oakley covers 150 years of local history.

History books showcase S.F.’s lesser known neighborhoods

Two local authors take different approaches in handsome new Arcadia Publishing books…

COURTESY  PHOTO"San Francisco's Twin Peaks" by Lynn Oakley covers 150 years of local history.
COURTESY S.F. ARTS COMMISSIONMaddy Clifford is a teaching  artist with WritersCorps

WritersCorps celebrates 20 years of changing lives

WritersCorps, a program that teaches creative writing to young people to help…

COURTESY S.F. ARTS COMMISSIONMaddy Clifford is a teaching  artist with WritersCorps
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A loving look S.F.’s pre-festival outside lands

“Gone but not forgotten” is the theme of “Growing Up in San…

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COURTESY  PHOTOCity Lights Publishers presents its first book for children.

'Rad American Women' spells out feminism for kids

History books come in all sizes, but few include enough stories of…

COURTESY  PHOTOCity Lights Publishers presents its first book for children.
COURTESY MATHIEU BOURGOISAuthor David Vann will be back in San Francisco to talk about his new book in a Litquake presentation.

David Vann takes less tragic turn in ‘Aquarium’

Novelist David Vann calls “Aquarium” – his new book about fish that…

COURTESY MATHIEU BOURGOISAuthor David Vann will be back in San Francisco to talk about his new book in a Litquake presentation.
COURTESY  PHOTOAmerican Conservatory Theater Artistic Director Carey Perloff reflects on her life and career in “Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater.”

ACT’s Carey Perloff celebrates a life in theater

In her work as a producer, stage director, playwright and arts advocate,…

COURTESY  PHOTOAmerican Conservatory Theater Artistic Director Carey Perloff reflects on her life and career in “Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater.”