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Friday, January 21, 2022

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Lit

Excellent reads that grabbed hold and shook us in 2021

Black food history, wildlife encounters, basketball heroes, and more transformed our thought patterns last year.

How Kristina Wong’s ‘Auntie Sewing Squad’ sewed to the rescue in the pandemic

The comedian's book tells a story of grassroots radical care—and making hundreds of thousands of masks for essential workers

Fabulosa’s fabulous holiday book gift guide

Drag art, dinosaurs, indigenous resistance, witches of color, Old Chinatown maps, Cher's looks, more on new Castro bookshop's list.

Review: Skating through Californian dystopia in José Vadi’s ‘Inter State’

High-tech takeovers, disappearing bars, and deep family history haunt this striking book of essays.

On Twain’s birthday, remembering the writer’s anti-imperialism

"I am opposed to having the eagle put its talons on any other land.”

How Chronicle Books has survived the pandemic’s wild ride

Expanding its offerings and diversifying its staff helps the SF publisher navigate bookselling's ups and downs.

Poems for the big one: Kim Addonizio’s latest radiates ‘mortal life’

In 'Now We're Getting Somewhere,' the lauded local poet (and recent banjo enthusiast) sparks the political and personal.

Steve Kerr biography shoots, scores—even after Warriors revoked author’s access

Scott Howard-Cooper offers tremendous imagery for NBA diehards and lit fans alike in 'Steve Kerr: A Life'

In ‘Plexiglass,’ a poet illuminates voices of the incarcerated

A new volume offers a critique of the criminal justice system through the lens of prison writing workshops

Watch: ‘Girl Shock’ author Maria Konner on trans journey from ‘tech dude’ to fabulous

New memoir takes colorful and important trip through the life of one of our beloved nightlife 'fembassadors'

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