Friday, April 16, 2021

Lit

Letters to the Editor: Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Remembrances of the late literary lion from writers David Talbot, Tony Robles, and Eric Sneathen

Books: ‘Drug Use for Grown-Ups’— everything we think about illegal drugs is wrong

Carl L. Hart's book dismantles anti-drug propaganda, prodding an honest dialogue about prohibition and addiction.

Books: Free City and the fight for community college education

A comprehensive history tells the story of the struggle to preserve SF's City College -- and block the neo-liberal approach to education.

Literary lion Ferlinghetti exits, but his community legacy roars on

Thoughts on Lawrence's passing—and how his heroic drive still resonates in SF, even now.

Poem: Public Protective Equipment *

An exhortation in double dactyl form

Books: ‘Pura Neta,’ the Mission, and the price of gentrification

An interview with author Benjamin Bac Sierra on his new and powerful novel.

‘Because Horror’! Read an exclusive excerpt from new fright flick anthology

Here, slide into 1979's surreal, bloody 'Tourist Trap' in all its Panavision powers and doomed nostalgia

Books: A fun ride through SF and NorCal in the 1980s

I’ve known Daniel Ben-Horin for many years – as  journalist, as the head of Media Alliance way back in the days when I was a young reporter, and as...

Books: ‘Caste’ and the history of racism in the US

Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent has received acclaims from literary critics in addition to bringing Oprah to tears. The book presents a compelling analysis of racism,...

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...