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Lit

Dare to be a ‘Brave Sis’? It’s all in the planner

Anyone who knows local arts leader Rozella Kennedy knows she's a force of nature. Definitely one of those hyper-achievers that spur you to ask, "How on earth does she...

Our publisher’s ‘must-read’ history of US protests is out now!

"Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States" by 48 Hills publisher and arts editor Marke B is out today on Lerner Books...

A laser, a dog, and grape gum lead to feminist superpower in ‘Equality Girls’

Aya de LeĂłn, author and lecturer in the African American Studies department at UC Berkeley, reads a lot of books to her 10-year-old daughter. Even in ones she liked,...

In Phuc Tran’s memoir: grammar, tattoos, and the refugee experience

When Phuc Tran, who will be in conversation with author Viet Thanh Nguyen this Fri/26 evening, was asked to do a TEDx talk a few years ago, he decided...

Generations of activism: Checking in with Cleve Jones

The LGBTQ community has already survived the tragic loss of Harvey Milk, the deaths of hundreds of thousands during the AIDS pandemic, and decades of discriminatory legislation. But lifelong activist...

Tom Ammiano’s feisty new memoir tells all, from Milk to mayoral run

"It's not about votes or vetos, it's about building movements," veteran politico and revered gay activist Tom Ammiano tells me, surveying the current local political scene. "What the Board...

Tori Amos: ‘Artists will be the second round of responders’

Singer-songwriter Tori Amos is quick to applaud the first responders—the doctors, nurses, and EMTs—who are currently risking their lives to save others during the coronavirus pandemic. But the “Silent All...

A Drag Queen Story Hour star and activist publishes her own kids’ book

For the majority of Americans, drag queens are performers they catch every Friday night on RuPaul’s Drag Race or at their local gay bar (pre-pandemic). For former San Francisco performer...

The mother who stoned San Francisco

Alia Volz, the author of Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco,  knew she had a good story on her hands. Every time the San Francisco native...

So, what do kids say about living in San Francisco?

Katie Burke grew up in a family of five children in Phoenix, Arizona. She felt, like she thinks many children do, that she was always struggling for attention. That...