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Tagged with: Literature

Rumi’s favorite 12th century epic comes to musical life in ‘The Language of the Birds’

Composer Sahba Aminikia blends Farsi vocals blend with AI animation for Persian mystic Farid ud-din Attar's storied tale.

Tehran-born artist Sameh Khalatbari strings resistance into every work

Deeply felt homages to Iran's Women, Life, Freedom protest movement emanate from her San Ramon studio.

A love of baseball doesn’t quite come ‘Out of Left Field’ for this queer youth

Local author Jonah Newman's semi-autobiographical graphic novel tells a tale of self-discovery on the diamond.

The Yimbys think they rule—but there are some serious signs to the contrary

The case against the case against "The Case Against Yimbyism."

Indie booksellers in trouble? BincTank to the rescue

A program that grew out of Borders now helps BIPOC-owned bookstores stay open and thrive through its grants.

Screen Grabs: War is Hell—and then, onscreen

'The Fatal Alliance: A Century of War on Film' comes to BAMPFA. Plus: 'The Troubles' puts Irish resistance in personal light

Desperate times call for ‘Anna Karenina’

Joffrey Ballet's triumphant return to Cal Performances revives a literary tale that centers love after loss.

‘Advocate Educator’s Handbook’ a frontline guide to protecting trans, non-binary kids

Rest in power, Nex Benedict. New book empowers adults so young people can thrive.

Campaign notebook: The dizzying web of big-money influence

Plus: Remarkable hype, Lurie's money, and why Breed's allies want to control the Democratic Party.

Reading List: 10 books that recently shook us up

The most unforgettable stories come from disruptive tomes. Featuring: Anne Enright, mimi tempestt, Jesmyn Ward, more.