Stories about Literature

You’ve never seen a ‘Gatsby’ like this

One entire classic book, six hours, rave reviews. Elevator Repair Service brings its Fitzgerald treatment to Berkeley Rep.

Breed talks tough on homelessness — while sweeps continue

'Sweeps kill' fliers drop from City Hall balcony while mayor makes inauguration speech calling for 'tough love.'

City College chancellor wants to reject emergency funding

Sup. Walton wants to allocate $2.7 million to avoid massive class cuts, but chancellor says there is 'no emergency.'

Screen Grabs: South Asian cinema, transgender visions, amateur porn…

Three diverse festivals open up. Plus: Soviets and Surrealists, Synonyms, Collisions, more in cinemas this week.

Red-hot but clear-eyed, Flea recounts his youth in ‘Acid for the Children’

Legendary bassist and actor recalls childhood, punk, and early Chili Peppers days—and ditches anger for forgiveness.

‘A Gothic Tale’ plumbs Legion of Honor’s haunting depths

Mirrors, doubles, organ music, film noir, and the museum's archives comprise Alexandre Singh's creepy exhibit.

Nature takes astounding flight in ‘Viva MOMIX!’

Founder Moses Pendleton on 40 years of ecological attunement, garden inspiration, and bioluminescent orange.

Sup. Vallie Brown evicted low-income tenants

History as a landlord is missing from her campaign's well-crafted narrative.

At Litquake, the infamous Literary Death Match hits 500

The most aggressively silly, all-encompassing event of the festival returns to where it all started, the former Elbo Room.

Here’s who’s getting rich from tobacco money

Juul's main campaign consultants already have $2.1 million. Plus: The real-estate money in D5 and the cop money in the DA's race.