Stories about Books

How do you cover the end of the world?

Up against governments and state media -- with a TV series and some amazing writers.

Judge rejects Juul’s ballot argument effort

Ruling leaves intact the city's description that Prop. C 'may' overturn the ban on flavored tobacco

Aya De León’s ‘Side Chick Nation’ explores post-Maria Puerto Rico

The local author's latest in the 'Justice Hustlers' series of feminist heists is part romance, part wealth-redistribution adventure.

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

Activist-author Benjamin Heim Shepard turns to fiction, inspired by working in an SF AIDS housing program in the mid-1990s.

Screen Grabs: What happened to Dag Hammarskjold?

Plus: After the Wedding, Jirga, One Child Nation, a benefit for Canyon Cinema, and more in theaters this week.

The B-52s at 40, still dancing that mess around

Singer Fred Schneider on duct tape, disco shoplifting, phallic MTV hot dogs, and the beloved band's latest tour.

Joan Jett Blakk for President, perpetually!

The subject of an acclaimed new play, drag talk show host and presidential candidate Terence Alan Smith looks back on his trailblazing life.

Screen Grabs: A devil in Tasmania, Tel Aviv on fire…

Remembering Phil Solomon, Lake of Dracula restored, Blue Note Records, a Macedonian beekeeper, and more in cinemas this week.

Beyond the valley of the gig economy

'Raw Deal' author Steven Hill on Uber tech, the perils of California ideologies, and the twilight of the elites.

A ‘Witch Hunt’ that reverberates today

Playwright Carol Lashof takes on the Salem Witch Trials, in a light informed by slavery, immigration, and fear of others.