Stories about Literature

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

The author and tattoo artist's 'Sigh, Gone" tells how a love of literature helped him adjust to US life after Vietnam.

Screen Grabs: More marathon movies to help sustain you

Sprawling, captivating epics from Italy, The Philippines, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, and more—plus a cinematic Holy Grail

Screen Grabs: Horse Feathers!—and even more great comedy streaming

Kentucky Fried Movie, Evil Dead 2, and more eclectic choices for some comic relief. Plus: How you can help cinemas.

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.