Books & Literature

Worth the Wait

For 45 years, more questions have surrounded author Harper Lee than answers. After publishing the seminal To Kill a...

Flying Through Glass

Poet Harold Norse never reached the fame of some of his contemporaries in the Beat Generation—and all his books...

Oh, the Fecundity!

Recently, a quartet of editors was standing outside on a cool and breezy corner in Pt. Reyes Station, waiting...

Lexicographer

The most insightful part of Douglas Gayeton's new book, Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America...

Forget About It

"It's a children's book for adults, about what you knew as a kid, why it was important to forget...

Thumbs Up

Hitchhiking began as a Depression-era necessity and is now regarded as an oddity. The general consensus is that you...

The Big Reveal

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas stunned the world in 2011 when he revealed that he was an undocumented...

Star Voyager

It's the ultimate time capsule, a hopeful representation of humankind's endeavors and accomplishments filled with the unique sounds and...

Bottled Poetry

Bread, milk and chocolate can be obtained from the supermarket, but what happens when it's not the pantry that...

What We’re Reading

Everyone reads and writes Top 10 lists around this time of year, but how often does one get a...

Space Oddity

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is one of the universe's better-known space personalities, thanks to his version of David Bowie's...

Wings of Desire

As a feminist and avid reader, I'm familiar with most of the essential feminist writers of the past century,...

Battling Giants

Nobody wants to be the underdog, right? Not so, says New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell, whose latest book David...

Fall Book Fever

It's a banner season for book fans. Smarty Marty's Got Game, by San Francisco Giants reporter Amy Gutierrez, tells...
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