Stories about Lit

Puff: A stroll through the Grass Lands

Behind the scenes at the first festival area to sell cannabis—and what that might mean for consumers and vendors.

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.

Who’s up for some Drunk Drag Dizney Broadway?

Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, and Elsa walk into a SoMa party .... You won't guess what happens next in this hilarious, queered-up deconstruction.

Puff: Notes from a serious (and seriously interesting) cannabis expo

The Cannabis Business Summit and Expo in San Jose showcased the industrial backend of the trade—plus Jim Belushi sang.

Queercore legends Team Dresch return to swing the bat of love

Reissuing their rip-roaring albums—along with a new singles collection—the pioneering foursome from Olympia comes to Bottom of the Hill.

Arts Forecast: Bye, bye, Babylon…

Beach Blanket Babylon announces it's closing. Plus: Cerrone, Mercury Soul, Dream Bodies, Bikes to Books, Los Amigos Invisibles, more.

Arts Forecast: Stern Grove and Yerba Buena Festivals head into bloom

CubaCaribe Fest, baby goats, Record Store Day, Suzanne Ciani, Mahawan, Leikeli47, and more arts events this weekend.

Arts Forecast: Reptaliens, Spear of Destiny, V Vale….

An epic Peter Murphy residency, Kitka, DJ Saoirse, Electric Church, Flashing After Dark, The Great SF Corn Dog Festival, and more.

Detailing the splashy brilliance of Berkeley Rep’s ‘Metamorphoses’

Actor Benjamin Ismail describes the challenging rewards of bringing Ovid's myths to the stage—in a pool of water.